• Issue Archive for
  • Aug 9-15, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 43

News & Comment

  • Small Is Beautiful

    & & by JESSICA MOLL & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & inety miles north of Spokane, on land he's been farming full time for 12 years, Brent Olsen is digging like mad. German butterballs. Fingerlings. Blue potatoes. At the downtown Spokane Farmers Ma
  • Bare-alls

    & & by TIM BROSS & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & everal weeks ago, I sat on my bathroom toilet thumbing through the newspaper. I stumbled across an advertisement for the Bare Buns Fun Run (BBFR), a 3.1-mile run held at the Kaniksu Ranch Family Nud
  • Now Playing

    The second sequel in the Bourne series takes everything up a couple of notches, while revisiting the same territory that made the first two films so good. Matt Damon returns as the amnesia-suffering former CIA
  • Recently Reviewed

    "Eat, drink and be merry" describes Prago, though not necessarily in that order. Some menu items might not be available if the chef didn't get to them before leaving for the day, but no matter: This is a p
  • DVD Review

    & & by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Lonely Hearts & lt;/i & & & & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & aymond Fernandez (Jared Leto) is a soulless, silver-tongued con man who finds rich women and war widows via personal ads in "lonely hearts" magazines,
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    You can give a person a meal and feed them for a day, the proverb goes, or you can teach them to prepare a meal and feed them for life. Gonzaga's CAMPUS KITCHENS program
  • SAVING A SICK SYS+EM

    Stories by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & oliticians are talking about health care again. Yep, it's an election year, and every presidential candidate seems to have his or her own pet plan to fix our sick system. But rather than
  • Red Roving

    & & by MARTY DEMAREST & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n the west end of the dusty little hi-line town of Cut Bank, Mont., a long and slender trestle carries the railroad across the namesake canyon and slings it into the foothills of the Rocky Moun
  • From Downtown to Hillyard

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he fight to represent Spokane's sprawling First District on the Spokane City Council is one of the weirdest contests on the primary ballot this year. First of all, there's the district itself, which cover
  • The Player

    Rated Everyone 10+; PSP & r & & r & & & "You've brought in a copy of Final Fantasy!" "Yes, I found it while cleaning out our son's old room in the basement. He finally moved, and I don't know what
  • Dangling the Baubles

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n The Taming of the Shrew, Katherine needs to learn that she doesn't have to spend her life fending off men by acting like a shrew. She can get the pretty, shiny toys in life -- nice hats and gowns, fin
  • Take Two

    & & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Rescue Dawn & lt;/i & & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne minute you're circling wide over the rice paddies of eastern Laos. The next, you're being chased across those paddies by the Viet Cong who blew you out of the s
  • Buzz Bin

    Performance artist Amber Hawk Swanson spent $12,000 on an almost life-size doll that closely resembles herself, bought clothes and jewelry for "Amber Doll," then took the figurine to Las Vegas and m
  • Remote Possibilites

    & & Saving Grace & & (TNT, Mondays, 10 pm) & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo Oscar-winning actresses on basic cable, in shows premiering in midsummer. Weird. Where else are you
  • Book Review

    by Jeff Neumann and Ray Lemoine & & & & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & o in Baghdad you had the Baath Party and then the after-Baath aftermath party that attracted crazy revelers from all around
  • Opening Films

    Back in the 1790s in England, before Jane Austen was a published author, she was a 20-year-old woman who dallied romantically with dashing Irishman Tom Lefroy. Many have suggested that their relationship became the m
  • Culture Counts

    & & by NATHANIEL HOFFMAN & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ifteen years ago, six Indian nations in Idaho endorsed a set of goals for improving Native education in the state. In June, one of the primary recommendations from the 1992 report was set in
  • Housing of Cards

    & & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ave you noticed more "For Sale" signs in your neighborhood? If you have, you're perceptive, because there are more -- a lot more -- than there have been up in the Inland Northwest for severa
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 8/9 Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz At The Bend, Sammy Eubanks Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina, Polly Panic, Nineteen Points of Nowhere, Sterilize Stereo
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & manifesto on the K Records Website states that "before music and before language, there existed Primordial Sound." OLD TIME RELIJUN seems to strive for this wearing-away of the ages. Primordality, to them,
  • Survivor - Spokane

    & & by KEVIN TAYLOR and DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & immer down. This is the primary we're talking about, and we are making certain assumptions -- and yes, we know that tired old saying your dad would spout off about "assume." Ou
  • CD Reviews

    Fancy Footwork 4 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & hromeo will make you want to drive from Detroit to L.A. to avenge your best friend's grisly murder. That's how much Fancy Footwork sounds like the lost soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop (though b
  • Rights Fight

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & olice wading into a shouting crowd to arrest 18 young protesters having a vegan picnic on Independence Day (OK, OK, a vegan picnic on top of a giant American flag and with signs suggesting violence agai
  • Bomb Garden

    The streaming audio page on Spokane Public Radio's Website (kpbx.org/listen.htm) carries an impassioned plea to its listeners. Internet radio is in trouble, as we all know, and the best hope for small, local webca
  • Off the Deep End

    & & by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & his city is aquatically poor," complained Victor Frazier to the Spokane City Council Monday night as he testified on a proposed $78.4 million bond issue that the Park Board wants voters to de

Music & Film

  • Pend Oreille Party

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN AND JOEL HARTSE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & andpoint is exploding right now. It's ablaze. The locals are taking cover, overrun with the summer crowds. It'd be a vibrant, exciting time in Sandpoint without the Festival. With it,
  • Put It in Your Pocket

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a fairy tale, it's a romantic fantasy, it's an action-adventure film. It's about kings and princes and witches and celestial beings and pirates and a wide-eyed, decent young lad who just wants to win t

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