• Issue Archive for
  • Apr 3-9, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 25

News & Comment

  • His Lips Are Sealed

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat if we were really popular instead of just shy? What if we could unlock other people's secrets? Larry Shue's farce with a heart, The Foreigner, combines the appeal of these questions with slapstick
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & New Amsterdam & r & & r & (Mondays, 9pm, Fox) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hy do mystics and wizards and shamans always go overboard? Once upon a time when John Amsterdam was stabbed through the heart for stopping the rape of
  • Global Connections

    by JEDIDIAH FIX & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & arrived in Palmarin -- a 700-person village on the last isolated section of Senegal's Atlantic coast -- a year and a half ago, just after electricity arrived but before running water. While there are now
  • Best in Show

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo weeks ago, the Forbes media company published its annual list of the best places "for business and careers" in the country. Spokane, which long dwelled ignominiously in the basement of said rankings, c
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & SHINE A LIGHT & r & & r & Martin Scorsese's promised "definitive" documentary about the Rolling Stones turns out to be a great-looking, great-sounding record of their "Bigger Bang" concert stop at New York's Beacon Theatre. For the mos
  • Spring Menu Guide

    by THE INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & the Farm-To-Table Revolution & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast fall, longtime friends Gibran Sharpe, Marc Gauthier and Alyssa Krafft began planning a new business endeavor: a bakery and coffee shop in Spokane's Logan ne
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Buzzed for the Bike & r & & r & It's a beautiful weekend morning and you'd love to go for a long bike ride. But you've got a flat, your rear brakes need some adjustment, and you're kinda hung-over. Before the ride, you could sure use a
  • 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
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & MAGGIE'S SOUTH HILL GRILL & r & & r & The interior at Maggie's is bright and sunny, especially in the morning, with rough-hewn sunflower-yellow walls and stained-glass upper windows. Brunch is a weekend treat. The crab benedict ($11)
  • Book Review

    by JAN MYHRE & r & & r & The Three Snow Bears & r & by Jan Brett & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ust when I decided I'd have to wait a while longer for my favorite children's book author and illustrator to treat me to another treasure, here she is again. Thi
  • At War With Ourselves

    by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ergeant Brandon King and Sergeant Steve Shriver return home to the ass-end of rural Texas as war heroes. There's a parade to welcome them: The high school marching band playing out of tune, baton tw
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    DINING In Like Bin & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & alking through the oversized handcrafted carved wood doors at BIN 98 TWENTY, the remodeled former Twigs on Nevada, you get the feeling you're entering into an old European wine cellar. And the interi
  • Ready, Set, Buy

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s far as anyone can recall, it was the largest public hearing in the history of Spokane County. More than 500 people crammed into a room at the Fair & amp; Expo Center last month and spent the next four ho
  • Three Amigos

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ack of a theme doesn't detract from Saranac Art Projects' current show, "No Particular Theme," which was curated by Washington State University museum director Chris Bruce. In keeping with Saranac's
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Super Smash Bros. Brawl & r & Rated Teen; Wii & r & 4 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & intendo's mondo fighting mashup, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is such a highly anticipated and promoted game that I'll answer the obvious quest
  • Mission - Lower Emissions

    by ALAN KESSELHEIM & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 've been marking days off the calendar with a black X, like a prisoner might in a jail cell. Only I'm not counting down a sentence, I'm celebrating days of liberation. Liberation from the alarming ga
  • Serge's Picks

    by GREG PRESLEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ver wonder how a piece of music makes the leap from the composer's pen to the ears of audience members all over the world? Obviously, in a pre-American Idol world, it required talent and even some luck
  • Take Two

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & iography, like the rest of art -- and like all of life -- is about small choices. It's ultimately less about the narrative structures you decide upon than how y
  • Angels and Demons

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & eware, small venues of Spokane. You have a devil or three in your midst, a malevolent cabal of young men with plans to turn their amps up all the way and destroy your delicately balanced acoustics. Those
  • Foreign Exchange

    by VIRGINIA DE LEON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen a typhoon flooded the streets of Manila last summer, the poorest people in the sprawling Asian capital didn't have much of a choice. Despite the threat of cholera and other diseases, they contin
  • What is Victory?

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & avid Brooks, in his recent New York Times column, reassured his readers that John McCain really didn't mean what he said when he spoke of many more wars to come and staying in Iraq for a hundred years
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 4/3 Barrister Winery (465-3591), "Lonesome" Lyle Morse Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Bluz at the Bend, The Perones Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol
  • Nova Scorchers

    by IAN GORMELY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's often said you can't judge a book by its cover. When it comes to music, you can't judge a band from its album cover. Take Protest the Hero's new record Fortress -- in the foreground is a female goddes
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Pushing Polls Out & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you're like most people, you're probably sick of all the political polls, but naturally you still want to see into the future. Who wants to wait to find out what happen
  • CD Reviews

    ELBOW & r & & r & The Seldom Seen Kid & r & & r & 4 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n college, I had this half-British neighbor who bragged that he "only liked emotional music." Bullshit. His four-inch CD binder held Placebo's Without You I'm Nothing and
  • Preparing for Impact

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he fight is on. Hoping to raise $18 million in six years to build roads that can handle the extra traffic that goes along with new development, the City of Spokane is considering an impact fee requir
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & From the Wire & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & rom the music news blotter: U2 signs 12-year "brand management" deal with Live Nation, Bono says relax ... Interscope Records buys stake in the company that owns the popular Stereo
  • Losing The Patient

    by TRUDY LIEBERMAN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he collapse of health reform in California and ominous signs from Massachusetts spell big trouble ahead for reforming the nation's health care system no matter who is elected president. The lessons f

Music & Film

  • Rough Water

    by LIZ STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & couple of weeks ago, Ricky Claudon found himself running around Little Rock chasing after a puppy. As he was unloading his stuff from Pleasureboaters' tour van, he saw the pup escape from a house and go
  • Mick and Marty

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t should be no surprise that this rock concert-documentary was directed by Martin Scorsese -- the same guy who has taken us through the underbelly of Vegas and New York and dragged us into boxing arenas' ba
  • The Ten

    The Ten & r & & r & by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & rom the people who brought you Stella, Wet Hot American Summer and Reno 911, The Ten is a sketch comedy movie hosted by Paul Rudd and based on those 10 rules Moses found on stone tablets. E

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