• Issue Archive for
  • May 22-28, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 32

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Seasonal Delights & r & & r & Now that we've had a taste of summery weather, the season of outdoor dining is about to begin in earnest. One of Spokane's favorite spots, the PARK BENCH in Manito Park, opens this weekend for the season and will be open al
  • Curbing Your Appetite

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & emember the scene in Lady and the Tramp with... gosh, I guess it was Lady -- and the Tramp! -- eating spaghetti amid the trash cans behind the restaurant? & r & & r & When Jayce Robertson and his friends visit d
  • Picturesque on Priest

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t may seem odd coming from an arts writer, but art doesn't top the pyramid when it comes to the human hierarchy of needs. Food, fuel and housing outrank Renoir on the priority list, especially during
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Pok & eacute;mon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness & r & Rated Everyone; Nintendo DS & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he biggest challenge the Pok & eacute;mon games face is the perception of them as a children's fad situated
  • Dreaming Possibly

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n idealistic old knight asks his lady for her trust and a token of her favor; the whore responds by spitting on his quest and tossing him a dishrag. This face-off between Don Quixote and Aldonza exempl
  • Take Two

    Flawless & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n only the first few months of 2008, we've seen more than a couple of movies about daring robberies pulled off by little people. They feel cheated by life while some fat bastards hav
  • Buzz Bin

    You know those red plastic wagons that day care teachers push around downtown with about eight toddlers tethered together in each?
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Battle at Kruger & r & & r & (National Geographic Channel, originally aired Sunday, May 11 at 9pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he majority of television, like the majority of everything else, is crap. It's commercialized. It
  • Book Review

    by JOLISA GRACEWOOD & r & & r & The Ten-Year Nap & r & by Meg Wolitzer & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & arenting is work. Lovely, grueling work, all swing shifts and no sick days, with a cumulative sleep deficit so enormous you can feel individual brain cells
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & FLAWLESS & r & & r & Another heist movie: Americans these days, feeling pinched in their wallets, like watching anti-corporate movies. Michael Caine's a janitor with a diamond-theft scheme who, in 1960, recruits Demi Moore, a female ex
  • The Vanishing Indian

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "H & lt;/span & is hands were broken and his face was broken, his nose was gone -- well, now the whole thing is gone." So it was a sad but necessary decision to pull down and haul away a crumbling statue dedicated to C
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & 21 & r & & r & A based-on-fact 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 turn bad. Jim St
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & WINDOWS AT THE RED LION HOTEL & r & & r & This room-with-a-view restaurant is too good for just out-of-towners. The three bacon-wrapped prawns ($9) came with baby bok choy and a yummy, sweet-hot cilantro garlic sauce -- the sweet, smok
  • DVD Review

    War Dance & r & & r & by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "W & lt;/span & e are going to show them we are giants." & r & & r & The setting is Uganda in the run-up to a national music and dance competition for schoolchildren. And the speaker is Dominic, a remarkab
  • Beyond WASL

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & ermit an old hand a few radical suggestions about the WASL and education reform in general. My disclaimer: I'm not a member of the "Education Establishment," nor am I involved in any of the several wel
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 5/22 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Mike Ross Big Dipper, Johnny, Hyper Crush Big Easy, E-40, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Riverside R & amp;B Buckhorn (244-3991), Two
  • Local Music 2008

    & & edited by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & & & r & & r & & & THE RECORD INDUSTRY IS DEAD. & & The giant isn't dying. It's dead. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's no saving it. What we see now -- the increasingly anemic record sales; the increasingly sporadic, inc
  • CD Reviews

    BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE & r & & r & My Bloody Underground & r & & r & 2 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he latest from Anton Newcombe & amp; Co. has some truly masterful song titles ("Bring Me the Head of Paul McCartney on Heather Mills' Wooden Peg" and "Jus
  • Uranium, Toxic Sand and Blackwater

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & o Idahoans prefer their toxic waste locally produced, or would they rather have the imported stuff? The question is moot because, like it or not, they're getting both. Areva, a French energy conglome
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Capitalism & amp; Kubler-Ross & r & & r & Industries behave like people. We're used to considering them cold, functional mechanisms put in place to generate money. That's the aim, certainly, but the powerhouse of each little cog in the pro
  • Trail Mix

    That's just what Barack Obama did on Sunday, when he set a state record for turnout at a political event, accordin

Culture & Food

  • Comeback

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & lmost everything about Waddell's Neighborhood Pub and Grille rubbed me the wrong way the first time I visited. It bugged me that they called themselves a "Neighborhood Pub and Grille." Any establishment t

Music & Film

  • Sasquatch!

    & & by JOEL SMITH, JEFF ECHERT, ELIZABETH STRAUCH, ANDREW MATSON & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & orthwest music fans anticipate the announcement of the Sasquatch Music Festival's lineup with the kind of fervent impatience with which Catholics awai
  • Cracking Skull

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f what you expect from an Indiana Jones movie is big-budget action with loads of visual effects, impossible life-and-death situations in which the heroes are vastly outnumbered by the bad guys -- in this ca

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