• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 25-31, 2007
  • Vol. 15, No. 2

News & Comment

  • Great Big Loot

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ummer in Beaumont sur Mer, a glamorous resort on the French Riviera. The season is just beginning.... And the con men are swarming. Lawrence Jamison, "a debonair British con artist posing as the depose
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & DAN IN REAL LIFE & r & Dan (Steve Carell) is a sad widower who, during a family get-together, finally finds another woman who interests him (Juliette Binoche), only to discover that she's the new girlfriend of his brother (Dane Cook)
  • Recently Reviewed

    ARTISAN CULINARY LOUNGE Just when you think you've seen it all, you go to a restaurant with a big bed front and center. Several items on the expansive menu were tasty but overly enthusiastic, with flavors competing for attentio
  • Direct Orders

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & eading poetry privately offers the solace of contemplative prayer in a cavernous cathedral. Participating in a poetry slam, though, is like being jostled to the front of a screaming revival meeting: As
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & ACROSS THE UNIVERSE & r & Julie Taymor's phantasmagorical musical takes almost three dozen Beatles songs, shapes a story from their lyrics, and puts characters together to present a spin through the '60s, complete with an anti-war stan
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    LECTURE & r & Ethical Eating & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he environmental movement has the reputation of being filled with those dreaded secular humanists, cavorting off in the woods. Yet many people committed to ecological sustainability draw deeply up
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Satire Scrutiny Sells & r & A new book about Comedy Central's The Daily Show sold out its first printing in three days. No huge surprise there, except that this is an academic book. About philosophy. And two EWU professors wrote chapt
  • DVD Review

    The Host & r & & r & by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & There have been few decent satires filmed in the last 50 years. The likes of Bob Roberts and Bullworth both relied on the bankrupt baby boomer ideal of respecting elected officials. The formerly biting Dr. Strangel
  • Abudantly Local

    by PAUL K. HAEDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e're always grumbling about gasoline prices, but consider that the typical American devotes more than 15 percent of his or her budget to food, compared with 4 percent spent on petrol. In this age of g
  • Book Review

    & & by MATT LOUP & r & & r & The Almost Moon & r & by Alice Sebold & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & eath, suffering and violence fill the landscapes of Alice Sebold's work. Her memoir, Lucky, detailed the brutal assault and rape she suffered as a freshman at S
  • YOU-DUNIT

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he wealthiest woman in the world has just died, and The Will of Fortune starts with the reading of -- you guessed it -- her will. But hey, that guy standing next to you in line before dinner? He's turned
  • The Player

    & & by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Folklore & r & Rated Teen & lt;/i & & & & & ; Playstation 3 & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & creature from the Netherworld is called a "folk." There are folk like clanking crimson war machines, and folk like demon-gazel
  • Take Two

    & & Across The Universe & r & & r & by ED SYMKUS & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his is the rock musical that Milos Forman's splashy but empty Hair wanted to be, with touches of what Ken Russell was doing in his insanely overwrought Tommy. Julie Taylor
  • Mayoral Musings

    By THE INLANDER & r & & r & Spokane Mayor & r & DENNIS HESSION & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter all the excitement surrounding the demise of Jim West, the future of the strong mayor system in Spokane was cast in doubt. That's why this race has been so reward
  • Not Teed Off

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t the Civic (through Nov. 11), Norm Foster's The Foursome presents four middle-aged men sharing a round of golf while discussing their careers, girlfriends, sex, worries, ex-wives, sex, feelings, child
  • Remote Possibilities

    Dirty Sexy Money & r & (Wednesdays, 10pm, ABC) & r & & r & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & V -- the refuge of no-talent heiresses and self-absorbed politicians. If you hate the news for its addiction to such beautiful idiots, why would
  • Attack of the Killer Annelids

    by KNUTE BERGER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm sitting with two professors in an office in the Agricultural Science Building at the University of Idaho in Moscow, two of only a few people in the world who have had personal experiences with the gi
  • Spokane Politics - An Alternative Theory

    By ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ver the past several weeks, The Inlander has printed several well-written columns and articles delving into the mysteries of politics in Spokane. Former Mayor Jack Geraghty, who was interviewed, sees t
  • A Rock-Solid Solution?

    by VALERIE BROWN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s the reality of global warming sinks in, more and more people are hoping against hope for a Miracle Cure, a way to avert global catastrophe by reducing or stabilizing the amount of carbon dioxide in t
  • Thriller Nights

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f there's one thing you need to know about the upcoming week in music, it's this. Eighty percent of the bars advertising a "Halloween Party" are just going to be booking the same cover bands they alw
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 10/25 Artisan Room (838-2711), 6 Foot Swing Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, DA and the Cruisers Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina Winery, Open
  • The Giving Season

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ayor Dennis Hession must feel like year-round Santa Claus. Last spring he had the pleasure of telling city taxpayers that they would no longer be burdened with the extra property tax they've paid the la
  • Second Fiddle Slim

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith musical roots in New England, North Carolina and California, James Taylor is American music. Hitting the scene at the tail end of the chaos and upheaval that was the 1960s, his mellow, back-t
  • Silver Bullets

    Think plunging Eastern Washington's CO2 into the core of the earth is a strange way to combat global warming? It's not the only crazy idea out there.
  • CD Reviews

    SUNSET RUBDOWN & r & Random Spirit Lover & r & 4-1/2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o call Random Spirit Lover a concept album would be misleading. However, there has not been a pop album made with more references to things mythical and magical sinc
  • School Choice

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hree of the five Spokane school board seats are up for grabs this fall. The board's longest-tenured member, Christie Querna, is running for an abbreviated two-year term. Sue Chapin, who was appointed

Music & Film

  • The Lonesome Crowded Inland Northwest

    & & by PAIGE RICHMOND & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & saac Brock -- to use a well-worn idiom -- is a tough nut to crack. The pitchy-voiced lead singer of Modest Mouse is reluctant to discuss his music. When asked if settling down with his fianc & eacute;e in
  • Matzo Movies

    by ALLISON MADDOX & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane Area Jewish Family Services presents six different films at Gonzaga's Law School on Saturday through Monday as part of the first Spokane Jewish Film Festival. The festival opens with the featur

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