• Issue Archive for
  • Apr 10-16, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 26

News & Comment

  • Midtown Contentment

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ights in north Idaho stay cold through late spring, so the warm atmosphere of the Bistro on Spruce was a welcome way to spend a quiet weekday evening. Having snagged a primo spot -- one of six covered
  • Book Review

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & On Chesil Beach & r & by Ian McEwan & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n Atonement, Ian McEwan examined how bad decisions can lead to lifelong remorse. In his 2007 novella, On Chesil Beach (newly out in paperback), McEwan explores h
  • DVD Review

    The Real Dirt on Farmer John & r & & r & by ARI LEVAUX & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ohn Peterson was a toddler in the 1950s when his mother bought a movie camera. As she documented the comings and goings on their beloved Illinois farm, she may not have
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    COFFEE Community Cup & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes you feel the vibe of a place from the moment you walk in. CALYPSOS COFFEE is like that. This Lakeside locale -- former incarnations include Erlendson Art Glass, an international food market
  • Interview with David James Duncan

    PKH: Talk about writing, and young people trying to take a stab at writing as a career in a world of Flash videos and Internet messaging. We've got so much
  • They're Swingers!

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & et 40 years ago, Pete 'n' Keely is a musical about a swingin' singin' duo that was fading out of popularity even then. Even for older baby boomers, the finger-snappin' hep-cat vocal cool of a couple of
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates & r & Rated Everyone 10+; Nintendo DS & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & our years ago, I set out to save the world with a pair of friends and about $700 worth of equipment
  • Interview with David James Duncan

    & & PKH: Talk about writing, and young people trying to take a stab at writing as a career in a world of Flash videos and Internet m
  • 20 Under 30

    Young people doing kick-ass work in the Inland Northwest
  • Take Two

    Leatherheads & r & & r & by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & ollege football, 1925: Wowza music ("Hold that tiger!"), coonskin coats, waving pennants, women wearing cloches and sitting in pretty little rows. The referees' knickerbockers may h
  • Teaching Tools

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & eborah McCoy had her doubts. A third-grade teacher in Donnelly, Idaho, she was reluctant to spend valuable class time teaching the game of chess. That soon changed. During an early lesson, she watched
  • Going with the Current

    by PAUL K. HAEDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or all of David James Duncan's word-smithing prowess, he is simply known to many as the "bespectacled guy who loves fishing for Coho, steelhead and cutthroat." His own transformation from wandering hi
  • Remote Possibilities

    by BEN KROMER & r & & r & The Sci-Fi Channel & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ci-Fi Channel has drunk deep from the cup of failure. The basic cable station's soul-death was finally manifested in the form of having Extreme Championship Wrestling appear on t
  • The Power of Teamwork

    At the kick-off conference for the Our Kids: Our Business campaign this month, we heard about the creativ
  • Defying the Labels

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & onversations with Diana Abu-Jaber are full of easy laughter and witty self-deprecation. Amid the casual comments, though, it's possible to miss the dead-on observations about culture and identity that
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & STREET KINGS & r & & r & Keanu Reeves is the veteran detective who does things his own way, and whose life is going down the tubes. When he's caught in a situation where other cops have been killed, he turns to self-preservation while
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & REFLECTIONS KAFFEE HAUS & r & & r & Though Reflections occupies part of an almost-new building, it has some of the feel of an old deli, with its big glass display cases showing off sandwiches and sweets from Just American Desserts and
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Worm Poop & r & & r & In a plastic Coke bottle. No, really. They're selling it at Fred Meyer. Fertilizer, plant food -- it's all certified organic. TerraCycle feeds paper and compost to millions of the little red wigglers, which are real
  • 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
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 4/10 Big Easy, Protest The Hero, Silverstein, MXPX, Chiodos, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Uncalled Four The Blvd., The Brown Notes, Another August, Aftermat
  • Sinister Shuffle

    by RICHARD H. MILLER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & used to call them the Pod People. Then I became one. The assimilation seemed random. It was Wednesday, 10 pm. I walked across Riverside at Lincoln. I looked to the right. Something with wires sat
  • Crocodile Rock

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & eattle's Crocodile Caf & eacute; may be just an old haunt these days since closing its doors suddenly this past December, but the Bradbury Press is keeping its memory alive, and its own fans happy, with Li
  • CD Reviews

    THE GRAND ARCHIVES & r & & r & The Grand Archives & r & & r & 4 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Band of Horses moved to North Carolina, depriving the Pacific Northwest of one of its most recently successful musical exports, vocalist/guitarist Mat Bro
  • Wanted - Master Hunters

    by JESSE FROEHLING & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t turns out that elk are pretty smart. In Ellensburg, on the east side of the Cascades, herds trample crops, tear up fences, smash lawns and munch on expensive plants for much of the year, but as soo
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Niche Warriors & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he magazines are falling! Last week, former Inlander contributor and current Billboard staffer Cortney Harding reported a double-edged story about the death of various music mag
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & The Suspense is Over & r & & r & If you were wondering if Chris Gregoire would run for reelection (despite a zillion-to-one chance she'd bow out, she's been coy about her decision), she ended all the manufactured speculation Monda
  • Down to Three

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter months of weighing the pros and cons of 10 potential sites for a new county jail, three have been short-listed. In a final, weighted analysis prepared by the county's consultants, the site with

Music & Film

  • Emergent Americana

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & f the hundred or so lyrical gems on Alopecia, the excellent new album from the Oakland group Why?, the most arresting is on a song called "The Hollows": "In Berlin I saw / two men f**k / in a dark corn
  • The Thin Blue Plot

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm sitting here at the keyboard, wrestling with the toughest part of writing any review -- the opening sentence -- and I learn (by surfing the Net while I should be working) that Fox Searchlight has already

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