• Issue Archive for
  • May 1-7, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 29

News & Comment

  • Foulke Art

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & lyn Foulkes' work lies somewhere between Surrealism and Pop Art. If the Surrealists were trying to get at ultimate reality, Pop artists try to question and provoke human consciousness -- and Foulkes d
  • Passing the Buck

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rt is seen as something we should have -- a hallmark of civilization and cultural literacy -- but don't. Yet people keep trying to change that. On a smaller end of the scale, these folks include the ow
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Gordon Ramsay & r & & r & (Hell's Kitchen, Tuesdays, 9pm, FOX: Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Thursdays, 9pm, BBC America) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & e's the most terrifying personality on television, according to readers
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & THREE GLASSES & r & & r & This subterranean Sandpoint restaurant and wine bar exudes ambience with amber-colored walls, warm wood seating, and Bill Reid on the piano playing "As Time Goes By." Owners John and Darcy Peters have labored
  • Bring Back Our Falls

    by RACHAEL PASCHAL OSBORN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & magine a hot summer day and a free-flowing waterfall in downtown Spokane, in the middle of a public park with a half-dozen walkways along the riverbanks and spanning the falls. Imagine the sou
  • Fleets on Foot

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & hey won by a mile." Actually, in a comparison test of Bloomsday entrants, the clich & eacute; doesn't hold: The men's elite runners (many of them from Kenya) beat the average Bloomie by five and a half miles.
  • Cowboy Carver

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rtist John Buck appeals like the cowboy poet who embodies the romantic freedom of the American West with gritty yet eloquent wisdom. Working mostly with wood, Buck tells his story -- of the land, time
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & IRON MAN & lt;BR & & lt;BR & Robert Downey Jr. gets the role of his career and steps right up to it, while Jon Favreau does the same in the director spot. The Marvel comic springs vibrantly to life with action and comedy in the story of a weap
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    BENEFITS Help Two Ways & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Spokane AIDS Network hosts its fourth annual STEM and STEIN benefit on Friday night at the Northern Quest Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion. Forty wineries from California and the Northwest -- inc
  • Small But Satisfying

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s restaurants go, Olive Oilz is small. The Italian caf & eacute; in a strip mall just off two of the main streets in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood -- 29th and Regal -- features about eight small tables, plus
  • Buzz Bin

    So no matter how proud you are of your Bloomsday time this weekend (or any of your other accomplishments), remember: There are 1.3 billion people in China who don't give a damn.
  • Goin Goin Gone

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & usie Goin never should've been living at the Martindale Apartments. The 51-year-old is missing her right hip and has an artificial left one. She lives in a second-story apartment with no stove and no bath
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & In a Pig's Bladder & r & & r & Man in Pittsburgh accidentally cut a half-inch off one of his fingers. Lucky for him, University of Pittsburgh scientists are working on a process that involves scraping cells off the interior of pig bladd
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & 21 & r & & r & A based-on-fact, Hollywoodized story about the fellow (Kevin Spacey) who masterminded, along with a group of sharp MIT students, a plan to take Vegas for large sums of money. They succeed, they get caught, things go awry,
  • Take Two

    Redbelt & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 've had my ups and downs with David Mamet as a filmmaker: If I loved his last film, it seems I must hate the next one. I loved State and Main, his satire on Hollywood; and then I hate
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & SCRATCH & r & & r & The philosophy at Scratch, a sleek narrow space on the main floor of the Montvale, is to make everything, well, from scratch. A red-jacketed salad chef prepares the tableside Caesar salad ($10), heady with garlic a
  • After the Bloom

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo years after the big residential boom in downtown Spokane -- a time when, as one builder puts it, every "developer worth his salt" had his hands in some condo project -- the real estate scene has slowed w
  • Book Review

    by TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & Kabul Beauty School & r & by Deborah Rodriguez & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n Afghanistan, women may be considered property. They may go to jail for getting raped. They may be forced into marriage and denied education. While
  • Back to the Summit

    by HOWIE STALWICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & revor Glass is just 20 years old and no longer attends school, but in the eyes of his Spokane Chiefs teammates, he's a wily old professor. Glass, you see, is the only Chief with Memorial Cup experienc
  • DVD Review

    The Orphanage & r & & r & by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Orphanage, by first-time director Juan Antonio Bayona and first-time writer Sergio G. Sanchez, is a ghost story that breaks zero new ground in a very old and crowded field. There i
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN & r & & r & The four Pevensie siblings are again magically whisked off to the fantasy world of Narnia, where they must work with the fantastical Narnians (talking badgers, sword-fighting mice, e
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL A Real Shake & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & was desperately in need of a dose of normalcy one day last week when I stumbled into Medical Lake's LINDEBEE'S DINER, a testament to authentic Americana. Located in a small strip mall right downtow
  • Wind, Wine, Water

    by KNUTE BERGER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he unfolding crisis of climate change is forcing everyone -- politicians, scientists, consumers and citizens -- to think in more ecological terms. We're all being forced to recognize that we're interconne
  • A Messed-Up Sorority

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ate on a weeknight, at a roller rink on the far north side of Spokane, the Lilac City Rollergirls have gathered so that "Mary Widow" (the Rollergirls' marketing director) can orchestrate a video shoot.
  • The Switcheroo

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ur arts editor and theater critic, Michael Bowen, has been suggesting for years that The Inlander someday publish a "role reversal issue" in which all of us writers -- just for one week -- take on subje
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & 21 & r & & r & A based-on-fact, Hollywoodized story about the fellow (Kevin Spacey) who masterminded, along with a group of MIT students, a plan to take Vegas for large sums of money. They succeed, they get caught, things go awry, then t
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Insecticide & r & Rated Everyone 10+; Nintendo DS, PC & r & 1 Star & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ugs annoy me. Not the creeping, flying, buzzing and biting kinds. The bugs that bother me are computer-generated -- the bugs that ove
  • Finding My Motivation

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a mid-April Wednesday evening, 6 o'clock. I've just come home from the office. I'm tired and I'm hungry, but my wife's still at work. Maybe, I tell myself, I can squeeze in a two-mile Bloomsday t
  • Play for Peace

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & had to laugh last week at the news item about how a team of climbers hauled the Olympic torch to the top of Mt. Everest. Might've been the only place they could get away from all the protestors.
  • In Her Arms

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rms cling, sometimes with love, sometimes with desperation; they grasp, they crush, they push away. Arms spread wide with hope and elation; arms fold across the chest and keep people from getting too
  • Long Time Gone

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's darker than its predecessor, there are battles more numerous and more violent, and the beards are much cooler. Seriously, the second film based on the C.S. Lewis series about World War II-era siblings
  • Take Two

    Made of Honor & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t first I thought, in spite of myself: "OK, this might work." I mostly hate romantic comedies because they tend to be neither romantic nor comedic, and because they tend to be f
  • To Market, To Market

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he calendar registers spring, even though it seems like barely a week ago that we saw our last snow flurries. (Wait. It was barely a week ago.) Still, the growing season is finally underway, and farme
  • Double Date in Tibet

    by ROB GRABOW & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Chinese have given the world many great gifts: gunpowder, paper, the compass, the Great Wall and Bruce Lee. But China has also had its share of infamous blunders. It ushered in the disastrous Great Lea
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Burned by Burma & r & & r & The cyclone that killed tens of thousands of Burmese earlier this month has also cut a swath through John McCain's campaign for president. Despite McCain's harsh condemnation of the ruling junta in Burm
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Chicken and Egg, Maybe & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n a meeting with Dale Strom (of RAWK Northwest) and Erin Vincent (of Greater Spokane Inc.) last Friday, about the exploratory work Vincent had been doing to enliven the
  • Stung Again

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he murmuring of innumerable bees has grown quieter in Washington as commercial pollination companies try to cope with a new, alarming problem: A virulent strain of microorganism that's destroyed as m
  • Take the Prince Out of the Beast

    by RACHEL SIEMENS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & eauty and the Beast is a familiar tale. Disney's version, one of the animation studio's darker works, features two protagonists: Belle, the "princess" with the pretty yellow dress and the least amount
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 5/01 Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks The Blvd., McGuire, Idolatry, The Van Marten Project Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina, Pol
  • Beyond the Numbers

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & elcome to sub-Saharan Africa. Home to two out of every three people with HIV in the world. Millions of orphaned children -- 20 million by 2010. Fifty-eight million lives lost by 2020. The litany of st
  • CD Reviews

    Enter She & amp; Him -- the new collaborative effort between singer
  • Wolf at the Door

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & ensions and political power plays are beginning to fracture Washington's notable effort to have 18 ordinary people craft a plan to manage and control the wolves that may be tip-toeing into the state eve
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 5/15 Big Dipper, Secret & amp; Whisper, Jet Lag Gemini, Small Town Nation, Billy Versus Big Easy, DJ Fusion Bluz at the Bend, Riverside Rhythm & amp; Blues Brooklyn
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Mating Calls, Part Three & r & & r & It's safe to say that Hillary Clinton won't be picking Bill as her running mate if she advances as the Democratic candidate for president. But another name that seems to come up often is Sen. E
  • Chomsky Rap

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he 2005 release and subsequent popularization of Seattle rap duo Common Market's self-titled debut album was a major event in Seattle music. To many, it was not only the best local album that year -- it
  • Crime, Buses and the Almighty Dollar

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he two big propositions are separate and distinct -- one deals with emergency communications, the other with buses -- but in a way, they're about the exact same thing: your money, or more specifically,
  • CD Reviews

    Mike Doughty & r & & r & Golden Delicious & r & & r & 3 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ormer frontman for avant-rockers Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty releases his latest collection of gems that offer the kind of off-kilter pop sensibilities that combine t

Music & Film

  • Stay on Her Good Side

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & The Golden Mean & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "F & lt;/span & olsom Prison Blues." "I Fought the Law," Clash Version. Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home to Me." Outkast's "Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac)." Dylan's "Song to Woody." An odd mix of
  • American Pastoral

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & annah Reader doesn't sleep well. Not at night, anyway. The sleeplessness frustrates her. She talks about it with wide eyes and through gritted teeth. In previous bouts of insomnia, she's been able to
  • The New Man of Steel

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t opens with the great AC/DC screecher "Back in Black," and it closes with Ozzie and Black Sabbath belting out "Iron Man." So it's no surprise that this latest entry from Marvel comicdom rocks for two hour

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