• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 6-12, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 21

News & Comment

  • Hard-Core Chief

    by HOWIE STALWICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & ritty Spokane Chiefs captain Chris Bruton played his way into the hearts of local hockey fans a few years ago, and he punched his way into the hearts of fans throughout the Western Hockey League a few
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & 10,000 B.C. & r & & r & Holy anachronisms Batman! Somehow the metal-sword-wielding, pyramid-building Bronze Age Egyptians (the ones who lived around 2,500 B.C.) figured out a way to travel back in time or something to 10,000 B.C., when
  • Wake Up With Maggie

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & eekend breakfast is different than breakfast in the workaday world: Somehow it should be a step above basic daily nourishment, something to lift us out of the ordinary and into relaxation. And so on a
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & A Kick in the Pants & r & & r & Cowhands just love it when a good ol' cowpoke has to negotiate a mountain pass that's about three inches wide. On his horse. They like it even better when comic paintings depicting such shenanigans are ac
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & BE KIND REWIND & r & & r & When video store clerks played by Jack Black and Mos Def accidentally erase all the VHS tapes in the store, they frantically attempt to replace them by recording their own renditions of classic films. Director
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & MADELEINE'S & r & & r & Madeleine's is somehow light and airy and cozy simultaneously, with periwinkle walls, sun-gold trim and picture windows that look out on a busy downtown street corner. The superbly balanced Doma espresso never
  • Book Review

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Listening Is an Act of Love & r & by Dave Isay & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter you read this book, you will insist that your grandmother/favorite co-worker/best friend/weird uncle sit down with you and a tape recorder. Becau
  • DVD Review

    Yet here it is, The King of Kong, presented in a rollicking 79-minute d
  • Nightlife Add-Ons

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are a lot of places to wet your whistle in the Inland Northwest, more than we could possibly put in one edition of The Inlander. We picked what we thought were many of the region's favorite venu
  • Let Fridges Be Fridges

    by MAD DOG & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ccording to legend, Sigmund Freud once said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." If he were alive today, he'd probably change it to "Sometimes a refrigerator is just a refrigerator." Of course that would be
  • Things Get Messy

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's a sequence in the current Interplayers production of Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House (through March 15) that embodies the somber hysteria of Ruhl's script. Charles (Gary Pierce) strips down to his
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    EVENT Dinner Traditions & r & & r & Every March for nearly seven decades now, Spokane's Temple Beth Shalom has hosted a KOSHER DINNER to share Jewish traditions with the rest of the community, and the annual event has become a tradition unto itself. It's an am
  • An Important Hire

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ur Spokane city parks are in trouble. They're badly in need of some competent, careful attention. That's why the search for a new city parks director is so important. The two finalists for the open pos
  • May Arkwright Hutton and The Battle for Women's Suffrage

    by EMALEE GRUSS GILLIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he scene would have made May Hutton proud: Senator Hillary Clinton, the first woman with a legitimate chance to become her party's presidential nominee, standing onstage in a packed auditorium at
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Lost Odyssey & r & Rated Teen; Xbox 360 & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & Sing me the man, 360: he immortal born, & r & & r & Cursed to walk the earth eternal, & r & & r & from loved ones torn, & r & & r & Companions parted, twisted in his fate -- set free & r & & r & A
  • Land Escaped

    & & by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ow would my high school art students react to the notion of landscape in "Contested Ground: The Landscape Redrawn"? (The MAC's new exhibition continues though August.) They might expect majest
  • Take Two

    The Other Boleyn Girl may not be big on complexity of characterization, but it featur
  • Access Denied

    by RICK ANDERSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne of his "ongoing priorities," state Attorney General Rob McKenna likes to say, is the promotion of "government accountability by encouraging open access to government." But quietly wending their way
  • Baby Steps on Climate Change

    by PAUL K. HAEDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane's learning curve as it adopts strategies to stave off some of the most chilling effects of peak oil and climate change seems steep. & r & & r & Our mayor has bought into the idea of a post-carbon ci
  • Strong As Oxen

    by GENE ARMSTRONG & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or more than 40 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been performing all over the world -- the only major countries it has missed are India and China -- but some of its most ardent fans are in the United
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 3/6 Artisan, DJ Fusion Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks The Blvd., Rolling Rock Out: In-Flux, Faded, Paid Under Envy Brooklyn Nights, Gro
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Unhappy Birthday? & r & & r & Why is it that the most popular Republican out there didn't even run for president? Simple: The Constitution prohibits foreign-born American citizens -- like Austrian-born California Gov. Arnold Schwar
  • CD Reviews

    LENNY KRAVITZ & r & & r & It Is Time for a Love Revolution & r & & r & 4 Stars & r & & r & As the reigning avatar of 1970s power rock, Lenny Kravitz is the most retro-cool guy in America. He grabs a hook, pens a catchy lyric, lays down a solo, even a string section (if
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Going Tribal & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's na & iuml;ve to believe in revolutions, but because I'm something of a romantic, I fall for that shit every time. I dunno if you can tell it from previous columns, but I expected Rad
  • Last Supper at St. Vinnie's

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & helves were barren and faces pensive last Friday as the St. Vincent de Paul Society's Food Pantry gave out its last jar of peanut butter and closed its doors to Spokane's hungry. A whiteboard offered

Music & Film

  • Music Boxes

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e may, this minute, be living through the point at which music fully enters the Digital Age. Events like the giving away of Radiohead's In Rainbows, (and now part of Trent Reznor's new Nine Inch Nails al
  • Proper Villains

    by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & wouldn't want to live in the world of The Bank Job, in which absolutely everyone is corrupt except for the bad guys. Wait: I guess we already do. Sure, of course we do, 'cause this is based on a tr
  • Cyclysm Sundays

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & Cyclysm Sundays & r & & r & (Sundays, Versus) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his Sunday marks the beginning of a new era in American sports television, as Versus is expanding its coverage of professional cycling beyond its wall-to-wa

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