• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 24

News & Comment

  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & CNN vs. MSNBC & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n this election season, not only do you have to decide between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but you've also got to pick which cable news network to stay glued to through
  • DVD Review

    Justice League: The New Frontier & r & & r & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & loved Justice League comics as a kid, and I was addicted to the Cartoon Network series (2001-04). But what happened after that? Why did Bruce Timm and the
  • New Adventures of Bold Christine

    & & by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith the year's legislative session now over, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is traveling the state, signing legislators' work into law; she held a bill-signing ceremony in Spokane last Thur
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Bridge to Europe & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & odeled after Italy's ancient Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Cedar Street Bridge in Sandpoint has a new food vendor that fits its historical inspiration. Cedar STREET BRIDGE CAF & Eacute; owner Manuela Frazier
  • New Adventures of Bold Ch#9FC9D

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith the year's legislative session now over, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is traveling the state, signing legislators' work into law; she held a bill-signing ceremony in Spokane last Thursday. B
  • The Inlander at Its Best

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e're all crunched for time. So if hundreds of people voluntarily fill out lengthy ballots and select your business as having the area's Best Thai Food or Best Men's Shoes (or whatever), then that's a b
  • 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 massive picture windows that look out on a busy street corner. The superbly balanced Doma espresso never m
  • Money Meltdown

    & & by THE INLANDER STAFF & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & all Street's in a panic, one of the largest investment banks in the country has folded, inflation is rising and the dollar is steadily slumping against foreign currency. Whether economists
  • Money Meltdown

    by THE INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & all Street's in a panic, one of the largest investment banks in the country has folded, inflation is rising and the dollar is steadily slumping against foreign currency. Whether economists can agr
  • Serious Singing

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s MASH was to Vietnam, so has Pvt. Wars come to be about the war in Iraq. While James McLure's play may not seem like typical fare for a dinner theater, says Tim Behrens, CenterStage artistic director,
  • Be Prepared

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & admire journalists who cover business, as it can be the most challenging field to cover, with arcane economic models to understand and obscure governmental agencies to infiltrate. But reading th
  • Dancing Cougars

    by HOWIE STALWICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & year ago, Washington State emerged from the depths of basketball hell to shock the nation. After 10 straight losing seasons -- and after being picked to finish last in the Pac-10 for the second straig
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & DRAGON QUEST SWORDS & r & Rated Teen; Wii & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & omething's wrong with the queen. When the elegant monarch of a peaceful realm dons a mask with spikes like a fish-man's gills, a beakish nose a
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY & r & & r & Painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel's third film finally hits Spokane. It's based on the true story of magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), who suffered a stroke in h
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Window to the Future & r & & r & Soon nearly everybody will be streaming live video from their cell phones directly onto the Web. Some people already are. We heard that some good samples were at qik.com, so we clicked over there. The fi
  • Take Two

    Shutter & r & & r & by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ere comes another review of another remake of another ghost story from an Asian country, this time Thailand. I won't waste time on the characters or who plays them, save to say that Bill Mu
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & 10,000 BC & r & & r & The story of some vaguely caveman-like people who get abducted by some vaguely Arab-looking dudes who schlep them all over the place, from what looks like Argentina to what looks like Japan until they finally arrive
  • Book Review

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & In the Country of Men & r & by Hisham Matar & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hrough the eyes of a 9-year-old boy living in Gaddafi's tumultuous Libya in 1979, author Hisham Matar draws the reader into the bizarre yet utterly bel
  • The Fall of the American Consumer

    by BARBARA EHRENREICH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ow much lower can consumer spending go? The malls are like mausoleums, retail clerks are getting laid off and AOL recently featured on its welcome page the story of a man so cheap that he recycles
  • CD Reviews

    THE DIRTBOMBS & r & & r & We Have You Surrounded & r & & r & 3 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he best thing about these Detroit natives is their passionate exploitation of straightforward rock mixed with generous helpings of soul, funk and the glories o
  • Boogie Bombers

    It was 1956 when Fairchild Air Force base got its first batch of B-52s -- giant death machines that, just in case, could drop a nuke wherever needed. A few years later, in a seemingly unrelated dev
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 3/27 American West Bank, (208-277-1000), Keith J. Milligan Beverly's,(208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Big Easy, Club En'er-je Bluz at the Bend, The Cruizers Bro
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Creative Commons & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & wrote last week about Nine Inch Nails' tiered pricing, which lets fans buy into a band at a level that matches their fervor -- something I think is a great idea for small band
  • Gang War

    Ask not how Republicans should win again. Ask "why."
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Bracket Betrayal & r & & r & Both Barack Obama and John McCain did their real-man duty and filled out predictions for the field of 64, and if their NCAA picks are any indication they're both pretty conservative. (Both have three N
  • Reclaiming Peaceful Valley

    by ERIC RUTHFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & acKenzie Strehlou ladles cups of hot chocolate for her classmates in front of the Peaceful Valley Community Center. They have come here from West Valley City School to clean up the parks and riverbanks
  • Pow Wow

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & umbering down the street in a crispy white muumuu and baggy, Burlington Coat Factory jeans, he would appear your typical overweight, out-of-school, black-talking white guy with bad skin and a fresh fad

Music & Film

  • Got the Itch

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & en Grubin and Jeremy Reynolds talk differently these days. In separate, hurried phone calls made between breaks at their eco-friendly, sustainable restaurant jobs, the duo is quieter than they used t
  • Running for His Wife

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & poradically funny, sometimes falling flat, David Schwimmer's behind-the-camera debut is competently directed, with great segments that show some promise. But Run Fat Boy Run is hampered by a script filled

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