• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 20

News & Comment

  • A Glass Half Full

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hree Glasses should have been an easy review. This subterranean Sandpoint restaurant and wine bar exudes ambience with amber-colored walls, warm wood seating, Bill Reid on the piano playing "As Time
  • The Betrayal of Despair

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & e stands behind her, above her, caressing her throat and tempted to crush it. The womanizer and the virgin -- trapped for one night in a seedy Mexican resort, strangers longing for simple human connecti
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & No More Heroes & r & Rated Mature; Wii & r & 1 Star & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter his spectacular name, Travis Touchdown begins with a crest of hair that protrudes atop his head like a hipster ridge of granite. A pair of sun
  • Surgical Theater

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ive girls in skimpy lingerie are dancing right in front of me. & r & & r & They're underage. And I'm in a public high school. During school hours. & r & & r & None of my high school classes was anywhere near thi
  • Take Two

    Persepolis & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & very time Marjane Satrapi finds a degree of stability in her life, she has it taken from her. A child during the waning days of the Shah's rule of Iran, Satrapi (voiced by Chiara Ma
  • Buzz Bin

    But Suburban Auto Group in Sandy, Oregon, has just the thing you need in auto security
  • Taxi!

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t the end of a debaucherous pub crawl for our bar guide earlier this month, two of our writers, intoxicated beyond all legal limits, tried to call a cab to pick up two whiskey-soaked friends stranded in t
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Eli Stone & r & & r & (ABC, Thursdays, 10pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & li Stone's a good lawyer and a good guy. He's a winner, one of his massive firm's rising stars. Then one day, Eli finds pop star George Michael in his a
  • Book Review

    by JAN MYHRE & r & & r & Cowboy and Octopus & r & by Jon Scieszka & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & hildren's book author Jon Scieszka (pronounced SHES-kuh, rhymes with Fresca), the man behind The Stinky Cheese Man, The Math Curse and The True Story of the Thr
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & IN BRUGES & r & & r & The story of two hitmen who have to lay low in the Belgian town of Bruges after a successful killing. Problem is, Bruges is so damn boring they go stir crazy, causing them to miss a few important phone calls from
  • 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
  • No More Sequels

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hey say history repeats, and for a few years now I've been thinking we're reliving the 1970s -- one of our darkest eras politically, but one of the best for art. Funny how it works that way. From
  • 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

    DINING A New Branch & r & & r & The locally owned Twigs restaurant group has had a north-side location for some time now, but the company recently opened up in new, larger digs in the rapidly growing Wandermere neighborhood. The newest version of TWIGS NORTH b
  • Life on the Block

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n authoritative voice emanates from a small room into the hallway: "Spread your cheeks." In any other office, people would probably freeze in their tracks. But here -- a typical Friday morning at the
  • DVD Review

    The Naked Prey & r & & r & by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Criterion Collection is a line of DVDs where Important Films go after they've died at the box office. Having exhausted most of the world's legitimate classics, Criterion has n
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 2/28 Artisan, DJ Fusion Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks The Blvd., The LBC, Benjamin Gordon Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Club Max (92
  • Letters To The Editor

    from [email protected] & r & & r & You Forgot Someone & r & & r & This letter is in response to the bar guide that you published in the last edition of your periodical. I was just curious as to why you chose to completely ignore the Spokane Valley? It
  • Cry Little Sister

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & pparently, the hot day job among starving musicians these days is teaching preschool. Seattle singer/songwriter Neal Burton knows a few such educators of impressionable minds, himself among them.
  • CD Reviews

    Mountain Goats & r & & r & Heretic Pride & r & & r & 5 STARS & r & & r & No artist but John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats could put together an album about H.P. Lovecraft, assassinated reggae singers, spy novels, bacterial pressure cookers and Chinese lake monsters an
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Soundtrack to La Revoluci & oacute;n & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & omething happened a couple weeks ago in Olympia that has forced me to rethink a column I wrote about how music at worst reflects destructive behavior but doesn't in
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Bi-Enfranchised & r & & r & Remember how we told you Washington's primary/caucus system had to be the most confusing in the nation? We might have to take that back, now that news reports are coming in about how the Lone Star State
  • Empire's Cuts

    & & by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t was a "landmark day," the chairman of Empire Health Services said in June, announcing that the faltering company had signed an intent-to-sell deal with for-profit giant Community Health Servi
  • A Team to Remember

    by HOWIE STALWICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he previous night's victory, like so many others in a winning streak that has reached 54 games, was executed in cold-hearted, almost cruel, fashion by thick, muscular young men who could easily pass f

Music & Film

  • The Song Itself

    There are still plenty of John Denvers out there, but now that limitless tracks can
  • Totally Amateurish

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & lint, Michigan, in 1976, was not the place to be if you were a team in the American Basketball Association -- the league that would soon either dissolve most of its teams or merge a few lucky ones with the

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