• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 7-13, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 17

News & Comment

  • Borowitz Report

    by ANDY BOROWITZ & r & & r & NADER WARNS BLOOMBERG NOT TO RUN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ot so fast. That was the message delivered today to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg by consumer activist Ralph Nader, who warned Mr. Bloomberg, "If some egomani
  • Lasting Impressions

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & rying to articulate the subtleties of a person's facial characteristics inevitably falls short. So will this review of Gonzaga's "Face to Face" exhibition fall short in describing what must be experi
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & The Moment of Truth & r & & r & (Fox, Wednesdays, 9pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & eing a Gen Y dude and an avid television watcher, I have a high smut tolerance. I watch The Hills, Gossip Girl and whatever trash is on VH-1 a
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & MOJO & r & & r & Mojo appeals with its innovative format, comfort-oriented foods and gourmet-inspired flavors at less-than-gourmet prices. At the greeting station, choose from standard selections or create your own meal (salad, sandwi
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Across the Pond & r & & r & The Brits seem to be following the U.S. presidential primaries as closely -- if not closer -- than most Americans, if BBC radio coverage is any indication. North American Editor Justin Webb has interviewed most
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & FOOL'S GOLD & r & & r & Fool's Gold finds Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson as divorcing spouses, formerly a team of treasure hunters. Now he's made a new discovery in their longtime search for a lost 18th-century hoard of gold and j
  • Hip Spirits

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes you can discern a great deal about a restaurant by arriving well after the dinner crowd has departed. Does it suffer from off-peak performance issues like slack service, sloppy presentation,
  • Book Review

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Shazam! & r & by Jeff Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the 1940s, the most popular comic book character wasn't Superman or Mickey Mouse -- it was Captain Marvel. The series based on a kid who could turn into a grownup
  • 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
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Bean There & r & & r & Downtown burrito lovers, rejoice -- former Slick Rock manager Tim Lannigan and partner Patti Tully (owner of the attached and newly renovated Baby Bar) are celebrating the successful grand opening of NEATO BURRITO in the former Sli
  • Election Buzz

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & grandmother and retiree, Rose Honsa strode into the cafeteria at Roosevelt Elementary. People were crowded around tables. Many were making impassioned speeches. It was loud, chaotic, but electrifying
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Sonic Riders & r & Rated Everyone; Wii, Playstation 2 & r & 4 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he racetrack in front of me looks like a road for only a few feet -- a few feet of digital pavement repeating a drab gray made drabb
  • Yes We Can

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hey keep telling us this is an historic election. A black man or a woman have a shot at becoming president. Yes, that's momentous, but what's just as historic is how many former presidents are hovering
  • Taylor-Made Competitor

    by HOWIE STALWICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & asketball is unique in that players essentially run around in undergarments in front of spectators seated close enough to hear sweat hit the floor. It's a 5-on-5 game often reduced to 1-on-1. A team s
  • The Business of Being Funny

    by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e forget that it's a job. We go see people in movies or in concert or we stay at home and watch them on TV and they make us laugh or they make us cry or they make us dance and when they're good they
  • Ron Paul Revolution

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & o Spokane's first visit from a 2008 presidential candidate was by a guy who has virtually no chance of winning his party's nomination. Still, it's hard to imagine Hillary Clinton, John McCain or Bara
  • Spokane International Film Festival

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "J & lt;/span & ust four or five films at the Met," says Leslie Ronald, recalling the first year of the Spokane International Film Festival. Back in the last millennium, SpIFF didn't have a catered opening-night party
  • Take Two

    The Eye & r & & r & by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & roblems with The Eye start with the title. It's about a blind girl played by Jessica Alba who gets cornea transplants, so it should have been called The Eyes or The Corneas. But the larger
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & The Hustle & lt;BR & & lt;BR & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ice day for a witch hunt. & r & & r & According to a study released by the University of Pittsburgh, 77 percent of 2005's most popular rap tracks contain references to drugs, alcohol or
  • Camping Lessons

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen the homeless pulled up stakes on their downtown tent city last fall, real estate agent Robert Gilles stepped in, offering his vacant lot for another tent city. From the start, neighbors around Na
  • Snow Surprise

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & veryone knows that January is Spokane's snowiest month. So why are so many of our streets and sidewalks still a mess more than a week after last week's big dump? The city government wasn't reacting to
  • Beefing Up

    by PAUL K. HAEDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & merican farmers face an uncertain future. Every week 330 farmers leave their land, says Farm Aid. There are nearly five million fewer farms than there were in the 1930s. And of the two million remaini
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 2/07 Artisan Room,(838-6308), DJ Fusion Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Connie's Lounge,(208-255-2227), R
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Clinton Country? & r & & r & As one of the most female-run states ever, Washington could turn out to be a Hillary haven. And with the caucuses bearing down this week, esteemed members of our political class have laid their cards o
  • RAWKUS Part Four

    The opening band, A Pyrrhic Victory, more than any other band in the Rawk Final Fo
  • Privatizing Prisons

    by NATHANIEL HOFFMAN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & daho's oh-so-tough-on-crime politicians agree on one thing: It's time to bring the prisoners home. With some 500 Idaho inmates now housed in Texas and Oklahoma, Governor Butch Otter is putting on t
  • Life After Death

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & itting on death row for a murder he didn't commit, Kerry Max Cook broke down. He was repeatedly raped, beaten, stabbed and tattooed by his attackers. He read the Bible cover to cover. Then, lacking ro
  • CD Reviews

    Xiu Xiu & r & & r & Women As Lovers & r & & r & 4 STARS & r & & r & Many of the ambient, slowly progressive sounds of Xiu Xiu return, more or less, as should be expected from fans of this Kill Rock Stars outfit. An overall sense of calm again permeates the entirety, but
  • Get Plugged In

    by JOSEPH ROMM & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen is someone going to offer a practical and affordable family car that runs on something other than oil and that sharply reduces both greenhouse gas emissions and your fuel bill? A few weeks ago, I tes

Music & Film

  • One of Those Guys

    by ROY KASTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t the end of one of his many scattershot, uncensored free associations, Todd Snider hints that he's just "one of those guys who wants to write shit down." He's also, to quote his songwriting hero Kris Kri

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