• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 6-12, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 47

News & Comment

  • Weaving A Meal

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ummer's drawing to a close, fall schedules are about to kick in, and the Inlander Breakfast Investigation Team (or I-BITE) is on the prowl again, following up on leads and doing some serious enterpris
  • Book Review

    by Danica McKellar & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou're a seventh-grade girl. Math class is full of ratios and negative integers and solving for variables that make your head explode. Stop worrying. Just buy a
  • Now Playing

    Two decades after a Ping-Pong prodigy loses everything at the Olympic Games, he's making a living showing off his paddle work at chintzy Vegas matinee shows -- until an FBI agent says he's needed for a "top-secret missi
  • Recently Reviewed

    Some of the steakiest steaks in the Inland Northwest can be found a short drive east of Coeur d'Alene along I-90. Rubbed in seasoning, cooked over an open fire and delivered with a genuine attention to donene
  • Gem State Dems

    by AMANDA PEACHER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat's the use of organizing for a Democratic presidential candidate in one of the reddest states in the nation? In the general election, not much, Idaho Democrats will admit. But Democrats are getting
  • DVD Review

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Inland Empire & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "W & lt;/span & e're cookin' quinoa," exclaims David Lynch, looking much older and leaner than he did during his heyday as the auteur responsible for Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart. Lynch is one o
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Judging by the crowds that lined up for the grand opening of LITTLE GARDEN CAF & Eacute; on Northwest Boulevard a couple of weeks ago, there's been pent-up demand for a low-key place serving cof
  • Letters to the Editor

    I just wanted to thank The Inlander for the coverage of the primary election. I felt like The Inlander did a better job than some of the other media of providing unbiased coverage of the elections this last m
  • Your Turn, Interns

    by TIM BROSS, TAMMY MARSHALL and KELLY McCRILLIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y first encounter with The Inlander began harmlessly enough. I was -- ironically -- writing a research paper for Gonzaga political science professor and Inlander columnist
  • The Player

    Rated Mature; PC, Xbox 360 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he view out of the window of utopia is murky. Art Deco skyscrapers, their tops tapering to tall spires, jab up into a muddy sky. Neon signs strung along the
  • News Flashes

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are a handful of freedoms that almost always have been a part of American demo
  • Palimpsestic

    by CARRIE SCOZARRO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & onzaga's "Drawn to the Wall III" (through Oct. 6) has invited five Northwest area artists -- Richard Schindler, Kevin Haas, Gina Freuen, Ken Yuhasz and Michelle Forsyth -- to create site-specific "draw
  • Take Two

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Once & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & en minutes or so into Once, a guy and a girl -- whose names we never learn -- meet on a Dublin sidewalk. The guy, played with sorrow and yearning by Glen Hansard, has just banged out a mournful
  • Four Fair Affairs

    by MICHAEL BOWEN AND ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in 1977, the official slogan of the Spokane County Interstate Fair was "Yum Yum - Yahoo - Oink." (Someone was actually paid to come up with this.) In 1996, the 280,000 people who
  • Remote Possibilites

    FX, Thursdays, 10 pm & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's high times for jerks on TV. There have always been jerks, of course, but never so numerous or memorable. Drs. House and Cox are jerks. The strik
  • Buzz Bin

    Last Monday, the Spokane Symphony tripled its previous record for single-day ticket sales. Subscribers were lined up an hour early. The Fox's Nov. 17 opening-night gala (including dinner at the Davenport
  • Opening Films

    Based on a 50-year-old film and an even older short story by Elmore Leonard, 3:10 to Yuma casts Russell Crowe as an outlaw and Christian Bale as the hapless rancher, suckered by a sense of duty into taking him to meet
  • Walls of Noise

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & eird bands often get lumped together in weird ways. It's easy to throw a punk show (pick a bunch of punk bands) or a hip-hop show (three parts emcees, one part DJ). When you get to the fringes of pop
  • Rove's Rules

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & arl Rove, the brilliant campaigner who had no bloody clue how to govern, just couldn't resist. Even in resignation, he couldn't help dusting off his old dog-eared copy of The Art of War one last
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 9/6 Barrel Room No. 6, Dan Purser Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz At The Bend, Riverside Rhythm & amp; Blues Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Chaps (624-4182), Save Lefty
  • Ridin' Nerdy

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n late 2006, a full quarter-century since he released the Queen-satirizing Another One Rides the Bus EP, Weird Al Yankovic achieved his highest chart position ever, landing his 13th full-length, Stra
  • Testing the Waters

    by KATE GALBRAITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & tanding on a bridge high above the rushing emerald waters at Deception Pass, a narrow strait in Washington's Puget Sound, Craig Collar voices a sense of wonder. "Just think about the power there," he
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & irst, CAMILLE BLOOM sings about the pressures on female musicians to get "all dolled up." Then she sings about deciding just to be herself. Bloom's music, sweet and true, doesn't bow to the pressures of sti
  • Moving On in the Lake City

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & tall man with a deep voice and graying hair stood before the few dozen Democrats who met for their weekly lunch last Friday at the Iron Horse Restaurant in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Ron Johnson, in hi
  • CD Reviews

    Graduation 4 Stars Graduation is an album with split personalities. Lyrically, Ye's on a relative down-tick. He's still charmingly conceited. He still twists ridiculous, brilliant image patterns. He still pushes slant rhymes to the edge of abs
  • Bomb Garden

    For reasons I won't reveal (self-incrimination, y'all), I spent part of the week listening to the clean version of Kanye West's new album Graduation, then switched to the (dirty, filthy, immoral) regular versi
  • A Closer Look

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo focus groups conducted for Washington's Department of Ecology show a majority of the 30 Spokane city residents asked believe in the need to conserve water, but there's some disagreement about whet

Music & Film

  • Planetary Production

    by RACHEL SIEMENS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & effrey Snyder has been playing music since he was 11. Now 32, he's mild-mannered, polite and has only recently begun to gain notoriety. That's surprising, given his innovative mixing of folk and elect
  • Dances With Spools

    by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & akedance, the name of Sandpoint's new film festival, boldly throws down the gauntlet in front of the famous Sundance Film Festival. Once known as the Idaho Panhandle International Film Festival, Sandpoint

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