• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 19-25, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 36

News & Comment

  • Hell on Wheels

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & 've spent the last two weeks just thinking about seats," says David Blaine, head chef at Latah Bistro. It's an odd fixation but forgivable for a guy who's going to spend the next three weeks on his ass.
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Mass Effect & r & Rated Mature; 360, PC & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ass Effect was created by BioWare, designers of the best-ever Star Wars videogames: the two Knights of the Old Republic role-playing games. But t
  • Remembering Our Atomic Past

    by JENNIFER WEEKS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & rom outside, the B Reactor doesn't look like much. If it sat on an urban boulevard, passing drivers might assume it was just an old warehouse. But this pile of concrete blocks, here beside the Columbi
  • Take Two

    The Happening & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Happening, evidently, is a movie about an ill-defined incident that occurs to a large number of people across a wide region consisting of several states. (How's that for narr
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Flailing Quackers & r & & r & You know the guy who caught the baby ducks and led them to safety? Not only did PETA give him a Compassionate Action Award, but now he has a great pickup line at parties. Bank loan officer Joel Armstrong ca
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & The Venture Brothers & r & & r & (Adult Swim, Sundays, 11:30pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast week on Venture Brothers, Dr. Rusty Venture found himself in an Egyptian temple, beset on all sides by mummies. As is often the c
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & GET SMART & r & & r & Steve Carell pulls it off -- he's just about perfect as bumbling, over-enthusiastic Control spy Maxwell Smart (aka Agent 86), and he does it without impersonating the character's originator, Don Adams. Partnered wi
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & OISHII & r & & r & Inventiveness is a hallmark of chef Junior Solis, who designed the hip space, with burnished raw steel, simulated black lacquer and pop-culture paintings of Japanese geisha and dragons. The updated menu features nea
  • A Gaggle of Galleries

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f ever there were an event to give you a sense of place in Sandpoint, it would be ArtWalk. This annual arts event from June through September encapsulates the spirit of Sandpoint, a town that juxtapo
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & THE ALPS & r & & r & The award-winning MacGillivray-Freeman team (Everest) is back with this true story of John Harlin III, who wants to climb Eiger's North Face in the Swiss Alps. The twist is he's doing it 40 years after his dad died o
  • Neighborhood Nibbles

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & was eager for the Little Garden Caf & eacute; in Spokane's Audubon Park neighborhood to open its doors last summer. One thing our neighborhood lacked was a place to hang out, where you can get a cup of somet
  • Letters To The Editor

    from [email protected] & r & & r & Risk Mitigation Hurts & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & obert Herold's article ("Weighing Risks," 6/5) was an excellent analysis and truly struck a raw nerve. Excelsior Youth Center is a treatment center for emotion
  • DVD Review

    The Onion Movie & r & & r & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ILARIOUS FAKE NEWSPAPER STUNS READERS BY BANISHING HUMOR IN ILL-FATED DVD; Five-years-in-the-making film release greeted by chirping crickets, occasional notices in backwat
  • Would You Believe?

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he ingredients are all there: a shoe phone, a red convertible (Sunbeam Tiger Mark I!), a bumbling but enthusiastic spy, his beautiful partner, the Cone of Silence, a rivalry between KAOS and CONTROL; and t
  • From Movement to Racket

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f it is true that all political movements are born, mature and then age through a similar life cycle -- born through ideas, which are then transformed during middle age into industries, and then in old
  • Tri As You Might

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & unday mornings are for sleeping in. It's nice to stay all warm and cozy past 9 am. & r & & r & But by then, the average age-group competitor in the Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene will have been up for hours, go
  • Trail Mix

    That's one of the reasons Al Gore gave as he endorsed Barack Obama earlier this week. In a list of Bush failings, Gore not only mention
  • CD Reviews

    Santogold & r & & r & Santogold & r & & r & 3-1/2 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ot finding something to like in the debut album of this future superstar is an indication of not really trying. This woman has all of the skills dispersed in a chameleon-li
  • Getting the Treatment

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & s there any way to filter angst out of the Spokane River? Can we find some modern device -- a boxcar-sized thing, let's say, with whale-like baleen strainers -- that glugs and sloshes and screens out tens
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Gold Record Shower & r & & r & Somewhere in the neighborhood of a decade ago, R Kelly allegedly peed on a 13-year-old while having sex with her. Six years ago, legal proceedings began in his child pornography case. Last Friday, he was
  • Gas or Food?

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen St. Vincent de Paul Society's food pantry closed its doors forever at the end of February, the region's network of food banks prepared for a deluge of new clients. The Salvation Army in particula
  • Bush-Whacking

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & peaking in a fearless, authoritative cadence, former Army chaplain James Yee brought the floor to a caterwauling standing ovation on Saturday during the Washington state Democratic Convention. He nee
  • Tornado Cubana

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & ry to single out any one instrument in the midst of a salsa band. The trumpet bursting at the top. The saxophone breaking in for a sultry solo. The trombone responding to the vocals. The bright rhy
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 6/19 Big Easy, DJ Fusion The Blvd., The Mickie Slippers, La Cha Cha, Radio Arms Bottoms Up (892-1778), DJ Prophesy Brooklyn Nights, The Groove Patrol Carlin

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