• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 1-7, 2007
  • Vol. 15, No. 3

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CHEFS & r & Hot Stove League & r & One of the fun parts of watching Spokane's evolving food scene is keeping up with chefs who've made a name for themselves in the community. Foodies with fond memories of the late lamented Quinn's will be happy to hear that Che
  • Letters TOTHEEDITOR@INLANDER.COM

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & Citizens First & r & The appointed mayor literally ignores neighborhoods on matters such as streets, trees, alley garbage pickup, public safety -- until election season. When he initially announced the formation of a task force to deter
  • DVD Review

    Black Sheep & r & & r & by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm a patriot first and a movie critic second, and if I see something wrong with this country, it's my patriotic duty to harp on it. And if my dissent dovetails nicely with a film critiq
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Beautiful Katamari & r & Rated Everyone; XBox 360 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & Siamese cat with a cream-colored body and chocolaty stick-legs walks around the street like an automated toy on a track. He is surrounded by bott
  • Council Choices

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & Spokane County Prop. One (Conservation Futures) & r & YES & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ince 1994 -- when Spokane County joined the state's Conservation Futures program -- it has been socking away little bits of cash, and over time th
  • Make Something Up

    I'm playing an improv comedy game called "Panel of Experts" in front of a live audience at the Blue Door Theater on Garland Avenue, and listeners
  • Take Two

    The Darjeeling Limited & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & f I f--- you, I'll feel like shit about myself in the morning." A young woman (Natalie Portman) speaks those words -- easily the most acid, resigned and crass of writer/
  • Doing vs. Meaning

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he timing is mere coincidence -- right around Halloween -- but a spirit permeates the new exhibition at the Saranac, which opened this summer as a contemporary nonprofit gallery in the former Saranac H
  • Back in the Saddle

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ixty-two cyclists showed up under threatening skies two Sundays ago to ride the two-and-a-half miles up Spokane's Southeast Boulevard to 29th Avenue for breakfast. The occasion? The brand new, almost neve
  • Remote Possibilities

    Pushing Daisies & r & (Wednesdays, 8pm, ABC) & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he facts are these: Ned (Lee Pace), usually just called "the pie maker," discovered early on that he had the power to bring things back to life just b
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Our Lives and a Dog & r & Fifty years ago Saturday, Laika died. She was a 3-year-old mixed-breed dog rescued off the streets of Moscow. Because Russian scientists didn't know if life could be sustained in orbit, Laika was put through
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & AMERICAN GANGSTER & r & Denzel Washington is the heavy -- the New York drug kingpin who does lots of business under the radar of the Italian Mob in the late 1960s. Russell Crowe is the clean cop -- known among peers, in a derogatory wa
  • Sweets for the Season

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen we tackled the subject of comfort food recently, virtually every restaurant we visited offered some kind of seasonally inspired dessert. Which got me thinking: Just what are the characteristics of
  • Book Review

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Musicophillia & r & by Oliver Sacks & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & all it "Anecdotophilia" instead. In his investigation of the abnormal psychology of sound and music perception, Oliver Sacks has overlooked his own mania for ret
  • 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
  • Recently Reviewed

    & & The Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & HANGAR 57 & & & r & & r & The Hangar features airplanes over moth-eaten jerseys and pennants, and frontlines its 57 martinis (or cocktails in a martini glass) over keg nights, but it's definitely a sports bar. The menu's foc
  • Betrayal by Everyone

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen a 33-year-old man writes a play modeled on his friends and on himself back when he was 20 and calls it This Is Our Youth, he'd better be ready to back it up: It had better be realistic and relevant
  • Holiday Movie Review

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN, MICHAEL BOWEN, JOEL SMITH, ED SYMKUS and KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & tep right up, folks, and plunk down your $9 for the finest in cinematic comedies, dramas, thrillers, fantasies, chick flicks and horror movies b
  • Real Live Sound

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & lt;BR & & lt;BR & It's 11 pm and there's a baby on the dance floor. A pretty, dreadlocked woman in two or three layers of knit tops -- and at least as many layers of pants and wraps and skirts -- bobs around with the infant in a wide, woven sling. D
  • Spokane's To-Do List

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ur campaigns, all of them, have been low on octane, which may not be a good thing. It does seem that the deep and wide political fault lines which opened across our city landscape eight years ago may b
  • CD Reviews

    Two Gallants & r & Two Gallants & r & 4 Stars & r & The opening track, "The Deader," picks up where last year's What the Toll Tells left off. Crammed with stark narratives of disappointment, disgust and despair, these nine tracks create an emotional vision of an
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & The Problem With Switchfoot & r & The first thing I heard about the Chase Youth Commission debate on Oct. 23 was that mayoral candidate Mary Verner had quoted Nickelback (she also misattributed a Switchfoot song to John Mayer). Not
  • Crowded Ballot

    by DAVE TURNER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "W & lt;/span & ith this many candidates, it should show the council there is a lot of dissatisfaction among the public with them," says Jerry Weaver, a substitute teacher and one of three challengers to longtime Coeur
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 11/1 The Big Easy, Modest Mouse, Love as Laughter Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina Winery, Michael Millham, Barb Ryman, Jonathan Nicholson ella's, S

Music & Film

  • EVERYTHING you wanted to know about SWING

    by PAIGE RICHMOND & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & rying to decipher the genres of swing music is like learning another language. There's gypsy jazz (the rhythmic kind played by French musician Django Reinhardt), Western swing (sounding like country m
  • Patriotic Crime

    Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) is a bad guy. The opening scene makes it clear

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