• Issue Archive for
  • Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 16

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Michael Noble, Josh Unser and Jim Sells have poured their hearts into this new neighborhood pub with an Iris
  • Letters To The Editor

    by [email protected] & r & & r & Mitt: Good Mormon Man & r & & r & Every Thursday, I race to Starbucks to get the fresh Inlander. This week, however, there was a fascinating column by Robert Herold ("Mitt: Perfect Mormon Man", 1/17/08), which inadvertently p
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom & r & Rated Mature; Xbox 360 & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & einhart is a slender half-vampire -- a twisting silhouette animated with an almost-instantaneous digital blur between one
  • Borowitz Report

    by ANDY BOROWITZ & r & & r & HILLARY SENDS BILL TO CAMPAIGN IN ANTARCTICA & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & emocratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on a "special campaign trip" to Antarcti
  • Remembering the Future

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat if you went through a passionate love affair and the subsequent breakup, only backwards? Your disillusioned self would laugh at the puppy in love; your young lover's yearnings would scoff at the id
  • Take Two

    Rambo & r & & r & by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o paraphrase an Indiana Jones tagline, "If cinematic carnage has a name, it must be John Rambo." That's what we expect from Rambo, even if the man who plays him is grotesquely old now. Stallo
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Reading Comprehensive & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & recent mashup of most popular books on campus and SAT scores reveals that at the smartest schools (Cal Tech, MIT, the Ivies), the most-read books (according to Facebook) i
  • New Year, New Ideas

    by JOEL SMITH, MICK LLOYD-OWEN, JACOB FRIES and DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou've already abandoned your slim-by-spring diet, haven't you? And that resolution to cut down on the cigs died three packs ago, no? Well, it's late Janua
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Weather! & r & & r & (local coverage of this weekend's storm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f Jesus comes again, it's a safe bet our local TV stations will still switch to weather inside of two minutes. Obviously some geniu
  • Book Review

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & Ricochet & r & by Richard Feldman & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ere's the main revelation from Richard Feldman's new book about the National Rifle Association (subtitled "Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist"): The NRA is more inter
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & CASSANDRA'S DREAM & r & & r & Woody Allen's second un-Woody-Allen film. Set in Britain, self-serious, containing no iconically neurotic stand-ins for Mr. Allen himself, Cassandra's Dream is a story about two brothers who decide to kill
  • Room With A View

    by LAUREN McALLISTER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne of the best views of the Spokane River as it flows through downtown comes from the windows of the restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park. The hotel is removed from the chi-chi Davenport di
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & 27 DRESSES & r & & r & Twenty-seven times the maid of honor, never the bride. After a couple dozen weddings that aren't your own, you'd think it'd get easier facilitating other people's dreams while sublimating your own. It hasn't for Ja
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & STILOS & lt;BR & & lt;BR & Stilos is an architectural dream with Craftsman-style windows, wall-to-wall woodwork, a rock fireplace, and well-appointed design details like the geometric and floral motif on the ceiling. Expect no pseudo-multinat
  • Had Enough Yet?

    by MICHAEL BOWEN, JACOB H. FRIES and KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & very once and a while, Mother Nature reminds us that we are not, in fact, Masters of the Universe. Despite all our advanced science and technology, we are still fragile
  • DVD Review

    Sunshine & r & & r & by BOB GRIMM & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & unshine is one of the best sci-fi films to come along in years, and it makes my personal Top 20 for the genre. Director Danny Boyle created a visually arresting and emotionally compelling f
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 1/31 Artisan Room,(838-6308), DJ Fusion Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, The Perones Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Connie's Lounge,(208-255-2227), Ray
  • Tired of Billary

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & can't be accused of being part of the "vast right-wing conspiracy." I voted twice for Bill Clinton. In fact, I was in the 60 percent who gave him high job approval ratings as he left office. But the t
  • RAWKUS - Part Three

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et the Rawk Final Four analysis recommence. It's Round Three of the high school band competition, which means one thing in particular: Good God almighty, I'm getting sick of bands that sound the same. Th
  • CD Reviews

    Drive-By Truckers & r & & r & Brighter Than Creation's Dark & r & & r & 4 STARS & r & & r & On the latest release by the best band now playing Southern rock, the Drive-By Truckers reveal yet another incarnation that promises so much wonder and grandeur. With the departu
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Misplaced Aggression & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n the question of shrinking money from album sales, the world of aging rock stars is split into two sects: the David Byrne-ians and the Metallica-ites. The Byrne-ians ask,
  • TRAIL MIX

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Always Complaining & r & & r & On FOX News the other night, the closed captioning was either hilariously wrong or sadly right when Sean Hannity was talking about Bill Clinton's antics on, as the captioning put it, "the complain tr
  • Looking for New Leaders

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & even parents sat at short tables in the Central Valley School District's Kindergarten Center last Thursday evening and discussed who they want to lead their district for the next several years. Super
  • Aborted Mission

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "H & lt;/span & ow many unborn babies have you guys killed in the last year?" This is the question a Spokane legislator repeatedly asked a group of high school students visiting his Olympia office to lobby for family

Music & Film

  • Same Old Puddle

    by ALAN SCULLEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & uddle of Mudd's style of straight-ahead guitar rock has little to do musically with hip-hop. But that didn't stop the band from seeing a common practice in hip-hop that it could apply to the group's new
  • They're Dying Up There

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes just a film's title reveals its gist. Take, for instance, the clich & eacute; that adorns this one. The filmmakers should have stayed with what was reportedly the original title: How I Met My New Boyfriend

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