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  • Jan 3-9, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 12

News & Comment

  • DVD Review

    Hairspray: Shake & amp; Shimmy Edition & r & & r & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & rease and Hairspray have a lot in common. Both nostalgically evoke a bygone era; both are Hollywood musicals, filled with all the requisite glam; and both
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & In This Corner & r & & r & MAC staffers, asked what the most unusual object in their collection is, responded with an artwork viewable right now in a show called "The Voices of Things": Ed Kienholz's The Jesus Corner, derived literally
  • Take Two

    The mystery is: Why is it so hard to make a decent
  • The Thrower

    This past spring, at the 60th Annual Northwest Anthropology Conference held on the WSU campus in Pullman, Dr. James Chatters offered a glimpse into just how rigorous the life of a professional old-school hunter could be.
  • Settling In

    by KEVIN TAYLOR AND DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he east end of the fifth floor of Spokane City Hall has a new feel. What was once the office of the mayor and members of the mayor's administration now also includes the new City Cou
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Transformers Animated & r & & r & (Saturdays, 10:30a, Cartoon Network) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ven before you see the new Cartoon Network series, you get a sense of who the new Transformers is aimed at. Transformers Anima
  • The Illustrator's Art

    by JAN MYHRE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & cursory turn through my extensive collection of children's books revealed something: While most of my favorites are dear to me because of the stories themselves, I place equal importance on the illustrati
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Viking Tavern & lt;BR & & lt;BR & Whether you want classic breakfast or something from the lunch menu, the Viking aims to please with its new Saturday morning breakfast lineup. The breakfast menu consists of four items -- meat (bacon or sa
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & JUNO & r & & r & Offbeat and surprising, Jason Reitman's (Thank You for Smoking) second film is about perky, outspoken, wisecracking Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), a 16-year-old with the kind of curiosity that leads her to have sex with he
  • Papa's Ghost

    by JOHN NELSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & e stares across the windowless room at the mammoth elephant with the pea eye staring back at him. The aged animal's ocular marble seems to be eying the Bruttle's cashew brittle on the cart-of-temptation,
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM & r & & r & The Predators are back to kill the Aliens. AvP:R -- the second film in the franchise -- is better than the original only because it's rated R and because it doesn't take place in a futuristic pyramid
  • How We Fall

    by SHANN RAY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & enjamin Killsnight sat in an easy chair in his living room after dark, clear amber drink in hand, staring straight ahead. She was out getting bent again, while he stayed home. He'd lived in Spokane for som
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare & r & Rated Mature; PS3, 360, PC & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f the 21st century has a definitive art form, it is the videogame. Videogames do more than simply represent conflict and
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 1/3 Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Riverside Rhythm & amp; Blues Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina, All Ages Open Mic w/ Jacob Butcher Club Max (922
  • Campaigns and Illusions

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & y the time this issue comes out, the Iowa caucuses will be underway and we will soon have new frontrunners or... we won't. Recall that four years ago, John Kerry was sitting about sixth going into the ca
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & MARKET CORRECTION & r & & r & Various news sources printed some big, dire headlines last Thursday that seemed to kick dirt in the face of all the predictions I've been making about the direction of the music industry -- or rather, the
  • Trail Mix

    compiled by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & The Wait is Over & r & & r & Finally, 2008 is here -- have you heard, there's supposed to be some kind of election? In so pivotal a year, we thought it would be best to offer up a weekly peek at the wins, losses, ups, down
  • Going Native

    by CHRISTINE HOEKENGA & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & aising teepees isn't the type of engineering one usually expects from the Army Corps of Engineers. But thanks to a novel training program, more than 150 federal employees have learned firsthand ho

Music & Film

  • The Tale of the Take

    by JASON CHERKIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y age (I'm 34) and my demographic (I paid off my student loans years ago) suggest I am not on the recording industry's pirate radar. I'm supposed to be a good boy and worship the record release date. I
  • Expecting the Unexpected

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t starts in the fall, it ends in the summer. Just enough time for about nine months to go by. Just enough time to tell the newest story in what's turned out to be a banner year for movies about unexpected

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