• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 14-20, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 18

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    EVENT French Connections & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hings have been tough for restaurants in the past month. January is always slow, but our recent spate of snowstorms has really put a damper on dining out. To entice customers to venture out, re
  • Brush With Power

    & & by JACOB H. FRIES, KEVIN TAYLOR and TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or a moment, we were the center of the universe. CNN beamed images from right here in Spokane. The world was watching, waiting with bated breath for the re
  • The Travel Evangelist

    by MARY STOVER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & few years ago, I had one of those rare "holy crap!" moments when I ran into travel writer Rick Steves at the Blarney Castle in Ireland. I was on a tour, surrounded by Australians and East Coast Yanks, a
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & One Piece: Unlimited Adventure & r & Rated Teen; Wii & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen a ship full of pirates crashes onto an unexplored island, the first thing they think of is treasure. At least that's the respons
  • Letters To The Editor

    from [email protected] & r & & r & Snow Removal Stinks & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e were in Spokane for a couple of days and read the article by Robert Herold ("Snow Surprise," 2/7/08) and couldn't agree more. We were astonished at the lack of
  • Take Two

    Youth Without Youth & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & had a friend in college -- a philosophy nerd like me -- who'd spend his free moments talking idly about his plans to write the definitive text in the history of philosophy.
  • Hot Moscow Nights

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t first glance, a premier international jazz festival happening in Moscow, Idaho, might seem a bit incongruous. That's not to say that Idaho is a cultural void -- but the venerated tradition of jazz is us
  • Remote Possibilities

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations & r & & r & (Travel Channel, Mondays, 10pm) & r & & r & A Cook's Tour & r & & r & (Food Network, Tuesdays, 7:30 and 10:30p) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a good time to be Tony Bourdain. The caustic
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES & r & & r & The bestselling book series crosses to the screen, with the fatherless Grace family moving in to the creepy Spiderwick mansion and finding lots of dark secrets that involve possible world domination.
  • Then There Were 12

    by CHRISTINA KELLY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or years, Spokane struggled to have enough wineries to attract tourism to the city. Tourists come for many reasons, but a visit to the region's wineries is not generally the top attraction or a desti
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Will Work For Art & r & & r & Talk about landing on your feet. Former Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession has traded one CEO gig for another. This week, Hession was named interim CEO of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture -- the MAC to tho
  • 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 & WINDOWS AT THE RED LION HOTEL & r & & r & This room-with-a-view restaurant is too good for just out-of-towners. We started with bacon-wrapped prawns ($9), three good-sized crustaceans wrapped in smoky bacon with baby bok choy and a yu
  • Book Review

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Mister B. Gone & r & by Clive Barker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ister B. Gone's sumptuous book design provides ample evidence of horror master Clive Barker's success and the investment his publishers are willing to wager on
  • DVD Review

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age & r & & r & by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & ate Blanchette owns the role of Queen Elizabeth I, according to interviews in the bonus features. We are told this by Clive Owen, who admits to being a fanboy of the 199
  • Showmen

    Two songs into his set, though, it was clear the logistics of the room were against Post Falls R & amp;B artist Jamal Ali. Caterina Winery's
  • Let 'em Vote

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n this 2008 edition of our traditional presidential primary season, the conventional wisdom has been consistently wrong. The media wanted to crown a winner quickly. Why even vote, they seemed to
  • How Long?

    I'm pretty sure that's the thinking behind the Idaho/Utah/L.A.
  • CD Reviews

    Vampire Weekend & r & & r & Vampire Weekend & r & & r & 4 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & icture Paul Simon's Graceland. Picture it being covered by a bunch of rich Nor'eastern prep-school brats. Afro-pop, but with plenty of music-major additions. (Class
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & "Lots of Work" & r & & r & That's part of Hillary Clinton's money quote from last Friday's visit, after she was obviously moved by her trip through the alternately ice-encased and pothole-pocked streets of West Central Spokane, on
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Masquerade & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ifty is an important anniversary. Gold, right? The kind of event whole retirement communities in Florida and Arizona get dressed up to celebrate. Families fly in from out of town. E
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 2/14 Artisan, DJ Fusion Big Easy, The Blakes, Magic Bullets Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Coeur d'Alene Resort (208-765-4000

Music & Film

  • Radio Active

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et's begin with a basic assertion: The best, most consistently dope music filling Spokane's airways comes from KYRS Community Radio. People who disagree with this fall into one of two camps: the igno
  • Don't Look Inside

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here is no reason for this film not to be a smash hit and eventually go down as a much-loved children's classic. But wait, there's more good news: Just as kids of every age will find something to latch ont

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