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  • Jul 19-25, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 40

News & Comment

  • Book Review

    by Christopher Hitchens & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne might be tempted to judge this book by its cover -- or its author -- without turning a page. The subtitle is particularly disarming: "How Religion Poisons Everyt
  • The Player

    Rated Everyone; Wii & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & ok & eacute;topia is the Disneyland-like setting of Pok & eacute;mon Battle Revolution, the fourth entry in the franchise's series of television-based Pok & eacute;mo
  • Guide to Harry Potter

    Orphan Harry Potter is rescued from his aunt and uncle by the half-giant Hagrid and taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he is placed in Gryffindor House along with his
  • DVD Review

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Matthew Barney: No Restraint & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rtist Matthew Barney allowed a documentary crew to film him while he filmed his latest piece of performance art. Barney is either best known as the creator of t
  • Being Alive

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & utting It Together is a thinking person's musical revue -- and during the run of Stephen Sondheim's show (at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater through July 29), director Roger Welch intends to play up its ps
  • Take Two

    by BEN KROMER & r & & r & Captivity & r & Most of us have had the experience of sitting alone or nearly alone in a movie theater watching a terrific indie/low-budget/foreign movie while the adjacent theaters are packed with people watching the latest mammoth-bu
  • One Good Heart Deserves Another

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t 60 years of age, Dave Eubanks has a young heart. No, we don't mean that he still plays with Tonka trucks in the sandbox -- although he may -- but he actually has the heart of a 23-year-old beating in
  • Recently Reviewed

    The dim interior at Angelo's is decked in nostalgic Italiana and religious iconography, and the menu features handcrafted foods, mostly organic. Starters like calamari saltate, antipasto misto and grilled eggpl
  • Art Trip

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ummer is a perfect time to break from routine and take to the open road (high fuel prices notwithstanding). Whether you're headed to the lake this summer or just out for a drive, be alert for hidden
  • Remote Possibilites

    (Sundays, 9 pm, VH1) Scott Baio Is 45 ... and Single (Sundays, 10:30 pm, VH1) & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t 9 pm on Sunday, Bret Michaels -- lead singer of hair metal gods Poison -- goes about finding, among 20 c
  • Enter the Dragon Boats

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & lready popular in some larger cities built around waterways -- such as Seattle, Portland, and many cities in Canada -- the dragon boats are rising in Spokane. So far, 26 teams have registered for Satur
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Back in the dark ages of the Washington wine industry, when California dominated the domestic fine wine market, Dr. Walter Clore of Washington State University studied the characteristics of the state's soi
  • Downtown Dilemma

    Tenants began moving out of the New Madison Apartments this week as the city'
  • Opening Films

    There have been plenty of big, splashy musicals in recent years, but why are they always so grim? This one, about teens in Baltimore in the early '60s, is incredibly happy, and heck, John Travolta plays a 350-pound woman
  • Buzz Bin

    J. Craig Venter has transplanted the genome of one kind of bacterium into a different one, literally changing one species into another. Practical applications include developing new textiles, drugs and ener
  • A Shining Light

    & & by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & owntown Coeur d'Alene was hopping on the busy Sunday afternoon that my gal-pal and I visited the Beacon, on the corner of 4th Street and Sherman Avenue. Sitting inside by the floor-to-ceiling
  • Letters to the Editor

    Pipe Nightmares This letter is in response to Bart Haggin's timely guest editorial on petroleum pipeline safety ("Pipeline Priorities," 7/12). Based on my experience, I can say that the managers of the region's water resou
  • Now Playing

    In Captivity, Elisha Cuthbert plays a model who's neither smart or likable. She gets herself drugged, kidnapped and held captive in a cage in someone's basement. Oh, and she occasionally gets tortured. If your idea of a ho
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 7/19 Big Easy, DJ Graffix The Bing, KYRS Chautaqua feat. Baby Gramps, Faith Petric, The Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Band, Dream Science Circus Acr
  • Bluestock

    by TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ast meets West in a friendly gathering that begins and ends with what all assemblages of Eastern and Western Washingtonians should: singing the blues. People come from both sides of the state to hear
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou gotta get past their horrendous name. (Dudes, there's still time to change it before labels come a-knockin'.) But once you do, you'll find THE JONNYFOREST has quickly become one of Spokane's most promisi
  • Karmic Hits

    Spearheading a vague campaign of domestic and international wrong-righting, Steve aims to use the Internet to procure donated mon
  • Sweet Redemption

    "We take visas!" were the first words of broken English from the mouth of Genta Hysaj, an Albanian translato
  • CD Reviews

    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 4 Stars Spoon albums tend to be expansive -- the more one listens, the more one finds. Yet the expansiveness seems to contract the music itself. Singer Britt Daniel's hypnotic voice simultaneously beckons and dismisses; the persona in
  • Celebrating Spokane's Troops

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rne Weinman is collecting airplanes. A year or two ago, the retired Air Force Colonel-turned-homebuilder returned from Phoenix, where he picked up an old P-17 military plane (the P-17 was flown for a
  • Bomb Garden

    The Spokane Sidekick is officially dead -- the print version, anyway. A conversation with publisher Andy Rowse last week (and then the subsequent Website kiss-off letter) revealed as much. They're going to keep up with the

Music & Film

  • Bare Grass

    by JOEL HARTSE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & obby Bare Jr. is not a good singer. Which is what makes him a great singer. See, despite the fact that he's lived in Nashville since forever and his dad is a country legend and he was nominated for a Gra
  • Can't Stop the Beat

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & don't like musicals. I've never bought into the suddenly-breaking-into-song business. It's just so unnatural. Yet I soldier on. In recent years, I saw the film versions of Chicago, Phantom of the Opera an

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