• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 8-14, 2007
  • Vol. 15, No. 4

News & Comment

  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Bibliophilia & r & & r & Last week, one Binster (OK, it was me) reviewed Oliver Sacks' new book, Musicophilia. (Sexy title, that.) Sacks' nonfiction book about the neural and cognitive pathways by which we perceive (and misperceive) mus
  • 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

    BENEFIT & r & & r & Savor Slowly & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & low Food International supports savoring local and artisan foods over the efficiency of mass-produced and mass-marketed products. Now, a local Spokane chapter (or "convivium") has come toget
  • Book Review

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Spook Country & r & by William Gibson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & want to pry the comma key off William Gibson's keyboard. Maybe the quintessential author of techno-paranoia (Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition) uses an old-fa
  • Dining in Style

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he evening started off rocky -- literally, since I got us lost bouncing through several under-construction back roads to find 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane in Liberty Lake -- but once we arrived at Stilos Re
  • Being Marginalized

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & arriet Sanderson's "Limbus" (through Dec. 12 at Gonzaga University's Jundt Art Museum) is a body of work by a self-described disabled artist that dances around the edge of brilliance. Although it is
  • Women's Hoops Review

    & & 2006-07 record: & & 10-19 overall, 5-11 Big Sky (seventh place; no postseason) & & Coach: & & Wendy Schuller (s
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Clive Barker's Jericho & r & Rated Mature; XBox 360, PS3, Windows PC & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & In Clive Barker's Jericho, horror writer/filmmaker Clive Barker seems to have been involved less in the design of the game and more in the story s
  • Take Two

    Lust, Caution & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you viewed Brokeback Mountain, director Ang Lee's coming out party for the modern cowboy, as a mile-marker on America's quickening road trip to the bowels of hell, Lee's new fi
  • Targeting Slob Hunters

    by PAUL LINDHOLDT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & utumn means hunting season in the wilder parts of the rural West -- a season that can jeopardize those of us who do not tote a gun or wear orange. Stray outside the city limits, either in a kayak or on
  • Remote Possibilities

    by BEN KROMER & r & & r & Man vs. Wild & r & (Friday, Nov. 9, at 9pm and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11am-6pm, Discovery Channel) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & an vs. Wild is hosted by Bear Grylls. Never mind that he's ex-British Special Forces and retired after
  • College Hoops Review

    & & 2006-07 record: & & 15-14 overall, 5-5 Big Sky (tied for fifth; no postseason) & & Top returners: & lt;/
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & FRED CLAUS & r & This dark Christmas comedy has Vince Vaughn playing Santa's disgruntled older brother Fred, who moves up to the North Pole after getting bailed out of jail. He arrives just in time to nearly ruin Christmas. In additi
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & Hills' Restaurant and Lounge & r & The same neighborly pub attitude and atmosphere that made Hills' first restaurant a local classic has been transported to a new, airier home across from Auntie's Books. Hills' still serves some of
  • "la nina" means "time to ski"

    In the world of weather forecasting, there are no guarantees. The people who predict our weather like to speak in terms of probabilities, especially when forecasting for an entire season. But local ski
  • resorts of the pacific northwest

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & washington & lt;/span & & r & & r & 49 Degrees North & & Where: Chewelah Phone: (866) 376-4949 Web site: www.ski49n.com Verts: 1,851 ft. Runs: 68 Longest Run: 2.5 mile
  • Bad Checks

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & new Washington Post/ABC News poll says nearly half (45 percent) of Americans say the war in Iraq is their top issue for the 2008 presidential election, while 29 percent say the economy and jobs
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 11/8 The Blue Spark, Sonic Death Ray Bluz at the Bend, Riverside Rhythm & amp; Bluez The Blvd., Machina, Paid Under Envy Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina
  • new snow gear

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & REM Lightning Ascent Snowshoes & r & Snowshoes have come a long way from the old wooden frames with canvas or rawhide skins. Many of the shoes now on the market have aluminum frames and nylon or vinyl skins. But MSR -- for Mountain S
  • Garage Monsters

    by RACHEL SIEMENS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et us escape, now, into nostalgia. Go ahead, take out those old photo albums and sit yourself down in that patent leather chaise that's beautiful and retro and totally uncomfortable: It is time to rem
  • Deer Park Hospital in the Dark

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & ommunity and elected leaders in Deer Park are mobilizing to save the Deer Park Hospital. Last Thursday, the board of Providence Health Care, which owns the 24-bed facility, voted to "discontinue hosp
  • Emotional Rollercoaster

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & inger/songwriters don't get enough credit for the havoc they can wreak on an audience. Sure, there was that infamous moment at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 when Bob Dylan strode onstage with a f
  • carving a new turn

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t wasn't too long ago that snowboarders were the riff-raff of the mountains. Rarely seen on the ski-dominant slopes, they were -- in the eyes of some ski purists -- young, baggily dressed, loudmouthed troub
  • CD Reviews

    THE CAVE SINGERS & r & Invitation Songs & r & 3 Stars & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he tracks on the folk-y debut Invitation Songs by Seattle three-piece the Cave Singers are remarkably level. Rhythmic repetitive guitars settle neatly with mid-tempo drums. E
  • all play and no work make warren a fun guy

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Warren Miller's parade of pilgrims lines up outside the INB Center next Friday night, they'll be renewing their near-religious vows of winter. The Warren Miller film has been kicking off the
  • Smoke Gets in Your Lungs

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n average of three times each winter, Spokane air-quality regulators decide the air is too dirty and temporarily ban burning in woodstoves. This winter, they warn, because of more stringent federal r
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Upper Management & r & & r & Slate.com ran an essay by Anthony Falzone (Stanford Law lecturer, executive director of the university's Fair Use Project) asking why hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs hasn't used his extraordinary wealth a
  • A New Lease on Life

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & udy Cole occasionally reminds visitors that she and her mother were both born at Spokane's Deaconess Hospital. Now as the secretary of the the board of Deaconess' parent company, nonprofit Empire Hea
  • road and rack

    by JEN FORSYTH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he words "powder" and "highway" are two of my favorites. When you put them together, I start packing my bags. First developed as a marketing collective for 8 alpine ski resorts, 23 backcountry skiing out

Culture & Food

  • Making Scents

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou've noticed the hip d & eacute;cor at Starbucks -- the clean lines, the rich colors, the comfortable chairs. You've probably also picked up a CD at the counter and wondered at how carefully chosen their music sel

Music & Film

  • Horning Up

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's a haunting sequence in "Levees," one of the tracks on Terence Blanchard's latest release, A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina). After the orchestra swells -- a musical elaboration on Blan
  • Lying Together

    That question resonates in each of three loosely knitted stories. First, veteran Washington

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