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  • Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 50

News & Comment

  • Apple For Your Eye

    I just moved into a new rental, which has a big apple tree in the backyard. My landlord says the apples are tasty, but he doesn't want to deal with them -- and in fact he'd be happy if I did, because then there wouldn't
  • Opening Films

    FEAST OF LOVE Oregon is the background for this multi-relationship meditation on love and all its component vices (lust, adultery, idealism). Greg Kinnear's a little overexposed in the disaffected middle-aged white male departm
  • CSI Riyadh

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & CSI: Riyadh & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & all it a thinking person's action film, one that works exceedingly well on a number of levels. The Kingdom starts with a history lesson -- a documentary-style timeline of goings-on in the
  • Book Review

    & & & lt;i & Powers, by Ursula K. LeGuin & lt;/i & & & & & & & & & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ncomiums have been heaped on the shoulders of J.K. Rowling for single-handedly making America love books. (Or else by tag-teaming with Op
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne of my favorite food traditions in Spokane is the annual GREEK FESTIVAL AND DINNER, set for this weekend at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on North Washington. The sit-down dinner
  • Still Fighting

    by ELOUISE COBELL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter 11 years of litigation, it's hard to believe that basic issues about the government's acknowledged mishandling of thousands of individual Indian trust accounts could remain unresolved. But thanks
  • The Player

    Rated Teen; Playstation 3 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ariko is as shapely as her sword. Graceful and pendulous, they both curve out at hip-height, swaying inward, then out again and up to a point. As ladyli
  • Now Playing

    BALLS OF FURY A Ping-Pong prodigy is needed for a "top-secret mission," so Randy (Dan Fogler) goes off with Agent Rodriguez (George Lopez) to train with Master Wong (James Hong), before finally facing the menacing Mr. Feng (Chris
  • Implausible Deniability

    By Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n director Michael Weaver's production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night (at Actors Rep through Oct. 6), a restrained first half is redeemed by a powerful finale and buoyed by the perfo
  • Go With the Flow

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & long-delayed plan for restoring healthy oxygen levels to the Spokane River, unveiled by the Washington Department of Ecology two weeks ago, is being called scientifically and legally indefensible by
  • Apple For Your Eye

    Dear Chef Ari, I just moved into a new rental, which has a big apple tree in the backyard. My landlord says the apples are tasty, but he doesn't want to deal with them -- and in fact he'd be happy if I did, because then there woul
  • Take Two

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN and MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & espite being only 4-foot-8 and possessing no great beauty, Edith Piaf had a soulful, sorrowful voice that earned her the kind of international renown most contemporary pop divas wou
  • CSI Riyadh

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & all it a thinking person's action film, one that works exceedingly well on a number of levels. The Kingdom starts with a history lesson -- a documentary-style timeline of goings-on in t
  • Buzz Bin

    Tip a Cop & r & & r & Usually, that'd get you arrested for attempted bribery. But not this Saturday at your local Red Robin (from noon-8 pm). Give that attractive server an extra gratuity, because it'll benefit Special Olympics Washington. Just don't ask the n
  • Still Fighting

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter 11 years of litigation, it's hard to believe that basic issues about the government's acknowledged mishandling of thousands of individual Indian trust accounts could remain unresolved. But tha
  • The Player

    Rated Teen; Playstation 3 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ariko is as shapely as her sword. Graceful and pendulous, they both curve out at hip-height, swaying inward, then out again and up to a point. As la
  • Opening Films

    Oregon is the background for this multi-relationship meditation on love and all its component vices (lust, adultery, idealism). Greg Kinnear's a little overexposed in the disaffected middle-aged white male departmen
  • Implausible Deniability

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n director Michael Weaver's production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night (at Actors Rep through Oct. 6), a restrained first half is redeemed by a powerful finale and buoyed by the performanc
  • Book Review

    by Ursula K. LeGuin & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ncomiums have been heaped on the shoulders of J.K. Rowling for single-handedly making America love books. (Or else by tag-teaming with Oprah.) Rowling is, presumably, t
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    FESTIVAL & r & & r & The Hellenic Ideal & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne of my favorite food traditions in Spokane is the annual GREEK FESTIVAL AND DINNER, set for this weekend at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on North Washington. The sit-down dinn
  • Take Two

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & espite being only 4-foot-8 and possessing no great beauty, Edith Piaf had a soulful, sorrowful voice that earned her the kind of international renown most contemporary pop divas
  • Now Playing

    A Ping-Pong prodigy is needed for a "top-secret mission," so Randy (Dan Fogler) goes off with Agent Rodriguez (George Lopez) to train with Master Wong (James Hong), before finally facing the menacing Mr. Feng (Christop
  • Buzz Bin

    Usually, that'd get you arrested for attempted bribery. But not this Saturday at your local Red Robin (from noon-8 pm). Give that attractive server an extra gratuity, because it'll benefit Special Olympics Washington. Just don't ask the nice off
  • Initiate This

    & & By JOEL SMITH & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & urt Weinreich had an idea. In 2001, the thirty-something janitor from Olympia filed with the Secretary of State's office an initiative that would have torn asunder the very fabric and function of t
  • Go With the Flow

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & long-delayed plan for restoring healthy oxygen levels to the Spokane River, unveiled by the Washington Department of Ecology two weeks ago, is being called scientifically and legally indefensible by tw
  • Earth Echoes

    by JOY LANZENDORFER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he sea around Antarctica sounds otherworldly, full of the trill of penguins, the gulps and rumbles of seals and the rubbery bumps of glaciers hitting up against each other. The sound of a sunrise at
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 9/27 Big Easy, Slightly Stoopid, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Loose Cannon Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina Winery, Open Mic w/ Jacob Butcher Chaps (
  • Heavy Medals

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he successful Senate vote against James Webb's proposal to extend turnaround times for beleaguered troops can be attributed to the high regard Senators hold toward General David Petraeus. To no rea
  • Lady Be Good

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & reda Payne is best known for singing "Since you've been gone, all that's left is a band of gold" back in 1970 and for her Vietnam protest song the following year: "Bring the boys home (bring 'em back a
  • Lady Be Good

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & reda Payne is best known for singing "Since you've been gone, all that's left is a band of gold" back in 1970 and for her Vietnam protest song the following year: "Bring the boys home (bring 'em ba
  • Heavy Medals

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he successful Senate vote against James Webb's proposal to extend turnaround times for beleaguered troops can be attributed to the high regard Senators hold toward General David Petraeus. To no real su
  • CD Reviews

    Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon 3/4 stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Devendra Banhart released his last opus, "Cripple Crow," he proved that he could pay tribute to the musicians who inspire him while managing to add his ow
  • CD Reviews

    Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon 3/4 stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Devendra Banhart released his last opus, "Cripple Crow," he proved that he could pay tribute to the musicians who inspire him while managing to add his own uniq
  • Goldmark Rides Again

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & nly a year after the Big Blue Wave failed to reach this landlocked portion of the Interior West, former congressional candidate Peter Goldmark is on the stump again, this time running as a Democrat
  • Bomb Garden

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen club owners and managers promise big changes, it's a good rule of thumb to expect a) nothing or b) that their clubs will close down within, like, three months.
  • Goldmark Rides Again

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & nly a year after the Big Blue Wave failed to reach this landlocked portion of the Interior West, former congressional candidate Peter Goldmark is on the stump again, this time running as a Democrat for
  • Earth Echoes

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he sea around Antarctica sounds otherworldly, full of the trill of penguins, the gulps and rumbles of seals and the rubbery bumps of glaciers hitting up against each other. The sound of a sunris
  • Blare Guitar

    & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n evening spent in front of Guitar Hero under normal circumstances -- say in your homey's basement with a few of your unwashed, predominantly male friends -- doesn't often lead to

Music & Film

  • Blare Guitar

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n evening spent in front of Guitar Hero under normal circumstances -- say in your homey's basement with a few of your unwashed, predominantly male friends -- doesn't often lead to a crazy night out
  • Blare Guitar

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n evening spent in front of Guitar Hero under normal circumstances -- say in your homey's basement with a few of your unwashed, predominantly male friends -- doesn't often lead to a crazy night out. An
  • Remote Possibilities

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm a sucker for utopian sentiments. I like to believe that, if we work hard enough, human societies are perfectible. It's a nice buffer against reality. I'm also a "Greatest-Love-of-All"-ist. I

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