• Issue Archive for
  • Jan 10-16, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 13

News & Comment

  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Assassin's Creed & r & Rated Mature; PS3, 360 & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ssassin's Creed, like the Hitman franchise, makes a game out of stalking and slaying, this time in the Middle East during the Crusades. As
  • Plumbing Mobile Homes

    In The Great American Trailer Park Musical (at the Bing through Sunday), Norbert feels held back by
  • Take Two

    The Great Debaters & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ike just about every underdog-makes-good-competition-type flick, The Great Debaters, a film that will end in the most hallowed halls of American collegiate debating, begins
  • Plants For Good Health

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & alk inside Karen Goldberg's plant shop on Spokane's South Hill, especially in the middle of winter, and the air just feels different. The humidity level is higher than our dry winter air, and the lush
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & What Not To Wear & r & & r & (TLC, new episodes Fridays at 9pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & uring my first semester in college, I remember wandering down into the laundry room one night to find an upperclassman picking th
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Trivia Geeks for $800 & r & & r & Answer: A Seattle native and UW grad, he'll never forget the seasonal employment practices of H & amp;R Block. Question: Who is "Mr. 74 Straight Games of Jeopardy!" Ken Jennings? His new Trivia Almanac, with
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & THE BUCKET LIST & r & & r & Two strangers who are complete opposites (Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman) meet in a hospital, where both have been told they have a year left. They decide to join in a series of adventures they've scrawled
  • Relationship Food

    by ARI LEVAUX & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ears from now we'll know if 2007 is remembered as the year that local food-ism entered the limelight for good, or as the year that Monsanto -- simultaneously the world's largest vegetable seed company and
  • Book Review

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England & r & by Brock Clarke & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he unwieldy title of Brock Clarke's novel is a clue to its success: The author loves to play with words. He has a knack f
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM & r & & r & The Predators are back to kill the Aliens. AvP:R is better than the original only because it's rated R and because it doesn't take place in a futuristic pyramid in present-day Antarctica. Twentieth
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & CHURCHILL'S & lt;BR & & lt;BR & Churchill's aims to provide you with the best beef you've ever tasted. And these are some seriously pampered cuts of meat. Servers whisk about in tuxedoes with brocade vests, promoting the notion that dining ou
  • Chopp Steers Dems' Bulldozer

    by AIMEE CURL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ashington State House Speaker Frank Chopp bristles when observers refer to his operation in Olympia as a political machine. In fact, he hates it. He sees "machine" as a pejorative term that conjures backs
  • DVD Review

    Shoot 'Em Up & r & & r & by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & hoot 'Em Up is a straightforward action movie about a misanthropic, semi-homeless gunfighter who only likes dogs and hookers and accidentally becomes entangled with infanticidal intrig
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Chic Wheat & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hich is more important to a sandwich: bread or all the stuff in between? If you're ga-ga for grains and wouldn't eat white bread for all the spelt in Spokane, then you'd probably say bread is the foun
  • She's Not All Wet

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e've all splashed in the bathtub and stomped on puddles. When Maria Flurry performs Tan Dun's Water Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra, she's appealing to our inner kids -- the ones screaming f
  • RAWKUS

    by JEFF ECKERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he American public has a fascination with The Battle of the [insert battle subject here]. I blame Thunderdome. In the next few weeks, instead of post-apocalyptic combat, local high school bands will be c
  • Be Like Mike

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n New Year's Eve, a few days before his surprising win in Iowa, Mike Huckabee started his day with an early-morning jog in the 17-degree weather. Somewhere out in that Midwestern chill, Huckabee
  • CD Reviews

    Yeasayer & lt;BR & & lt;BR & All Hour Cymbals & r & & r & 3 STARS & r & & r & Chuck D, back in the '80s, offered the kind of sage advice that every serious consumer of music ought to mind: Don't believe the hype. The entire music industry depends upon critical, as well as word-
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & SHOCK JAW & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he jaw just drops and drops and keeps dropping. Monday was a historic day for how low a jowl -- mine specifically -- can go. First: Rumors circulate that Coldplay is probably leaving E
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGGOR JR. & r & & r & Western Exposure & r & & r & After so much time spent in the Midwest and Northeast, the primary season finally goes West, as the Nevada primary is Jan. 19. While the Republicans have nothing scheduled in Nevada, the Democrats wil
  • Consolidating Corrections

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich now has authority over the officers who work at both of the county's major correctional institutions. During a ceremony at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute las
  • Bubble Trouble

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & riving up knoll after knoll to the very top of Legacy Ridge in Liberty Lake, it's easy to see why the luxury home development was selected for the Street of Dreams Tour back in the summer of 2006. SU
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 1/10 Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, DBC Band Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol, Joshua Club Max (922-1922), DJ Sjoucase Coeur d'Alene Resort (208-765-40

Music & Film

  • Globes Trotting

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast summer, after a hell of a year -- they were an Inlander Buzzworthy Band, they won the prestigious SoundOff! at Experience Music Project (EMP), they graduated from high school -- For Years Blue move
  • Just Kickin' It

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou know those "to do" lists you keep in different places -- at home, at work, in your wallet -- that you actually get to check off once in a while? This dramatic comedy about two terminally ill guys who meet

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