• Issue Archive for
  • Dec 6-12, 2007
  • Vol. 15, No. 8

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    BENEFIT & r & & r & Sweet Success & r & & r & Building a gingerbread house is not easy. Oh, I know, I've seen it done on television -- the happy homemaker crafting and creating with her kids the perfect cookie-coated mansion. But that's just TV magic. When I built o
  • DVD Review

    Futurama: Bender's Big Score & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & uturama, a prime-time cartoon from Simpsons creator Matt Groening, went off the air in mid-2003 after its four brilliant seasons were met with low ratings and gene
  • Big-Ticket Beef

    by LAUREN MCALLISTER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & hurchill's aims to do one thing: provide you with the best beef you've ever tasted. That's not to say that your dining experience is neglected in any way. The restaurant's interior harks back to th
  • This Party's Over

    by ROBERT STOKES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "V & lt;/span & oters split three to one against Bush." So said a Nov. 1, ABC/Washington Post poll. Seventy-five percent of voters said America needs to "elect a president who can set the nation in a new direction."
  • Manageable Art

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ll clich & eacute;s aside, bigger isn't always better. Working within a 12-inch constraint, the artists in the Art Spirit Gallery's annual "Small Works Invitational" have consistently shown that good things d
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & SimCity Societies & r & Rated Everyone 10+; PC & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & own with Capitalism! To hell with shopping districts and their early Christmases! It's time to ditch the division between commercial zonin
  • Desperation Shopping

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hey're your friends, right? They wouldn't want you to be inconvenienced. & r & & r & "We don't want to put you out," they say, and it's high time that we take them at their word. "Oh, just get us a little s
  • Casting for Spirits

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he first grain-based distillery in the state of Washington since the days of Prohibition opened up earlier this year here in Spokane -- well, the first legal one, anyway. Partners Don Poffenroth and Ke
  • Take Two

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & arly in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, a man wearing a ski mask walks into a jewelry store minutes before opening, flashes a gun, bumbles around trying
  • Borowitz Report

    By ANDY BOROWITZ & r & & r & CHENEY'S DOCS DETECT SIGNS OF HEART & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n a stunning development that has confounded medical experts around the world, doctors examining Vice President Dick Cheney said this week that they have dete
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Highbrow-Tech & r & & r & Preeminent classical label Deutsche Grammophon has opened the DG Web Shop, where you can download MP3 files without copying restrictions. Albums cost a couple bucks more than at iTunes, but DG has also made ava
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR & r & & r & Football Night in America & r & (Sundays, 4pm, NBC) & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen NBC got the rights to pro football for the first time since 1998, they weren't going to screw it up. Instead they rebuilt the broadcast from th
  • Book Review

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Do You Believe? & r & by Antonio Monde & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n Do You Believe?, an Italian Catholic film scholar conducts brief but pointed interviews with 18 luminaries -- novelists, mostly, but also filmmakers, intelle
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & THE GOLDEN COMPASS & r & If it weren't for the wondrous visuals on display in this first film installment of the His Dark Materials trilogy, this would only merit a "wait for the DVD" rating. The too-confounding story traces the adve
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & KALICO KITCHEN & lt;BR & & lt;BR & Working folks chow down early at this homey and welcoming north-side breakfast eatery; later come the retirees and bleary-eyed college students. Service is attentive, and the extensive breakfast menu has cho
  • A Choral Holiday

    by TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & hristmas is a season when art and culture flourish. People who normally save their weekends for relaxation tromp out of their colorfully lit, tree-decorated homes and experience their communities with
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & AMERICAN GANGSTER & r & & r & Denzel Washington is 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 who's out to clean up the streets. By interweavin
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 12/6 Big Easy, Seether, RED, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Latah Creek Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina Winery, Open Mic w/ Jacob Butcher Club Max (922
  • What's the Big Hurry?

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & nstead of choosing Mary Verner's successor sometime in mid-January, the City Council has shocked many by deciding to cut off applications this Friday and to fill the vacancy as early as Dec. 17. Citize
  • Minor Key Warrior

    I heard it from boomboxes on the beach. It played in every club. I heard it in cabs. I hear
  • CD Reviews

    Sigur Ros & r & Hvarf/Heim & r & 3 Stars & r & Listening to the music of Sigur Ros, even without the advantage of actually speaking Icelandic, remains one of the more intoxicating experiences in contemporary music. And while the most recent two-disc, eleven-track
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & The Longer Ear & r & & r & Record stores have it tough. The mom and pop joints are struggling and often downsizing; the medium-sized chains have been closing down altogether; and big box retailers are losing so much revenue to Amazon
  • Insane Idea?

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s a former psych nurse, perhaps Nancy Chaney has had excellent training to become the mayor of Moscow, Idaho. After all, when it comes to guns, it seems the city on the fringe of the Palouse is half red
  • A Big Sound Moment

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & his is really weird," says Dane Ueland, sitting in the commons area of Whitworth's Hixson Union Building, "I didn't expect to be talking about my religious beliefs or, like, my personal philosophies
  • Forgotten Man

    by RICK ANDERSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo days after Thanksgiving 2004, a double-turboprop transport plane began its early-morning taxi toward the runway at Bagram Air Base, a half-hour north of Kabul. Army Spc. Harley Miller was one of two
  • Admitting the Obvious

    by DAVE TURNER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & onfessed child killer Joseph Edward Duncan III on Monday moved one step closer to a date with the executioner's needle, pleading guilty to federal charges that he kidnapped two Wolf Lodge, Idaho, childre

Music & Film

  • The Blakes are Hot The Blakes are Freezing

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's been a breakout year for Seattle rock trio the Blakes. In 2007, brothers Garnet (guitar, voice) and Snow Heim (bass, voice), along with Bob Husak (drums) released strong material on a cool label, g

Special Guides

  • Local Gift Guide

    & & COEUR D'ALENE & r & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are few places more plea

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