• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 37

News & Comment

  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & We Are Not Making This Up & r & & r & While AIDS remains a serious threat among high-risk groups and in sub-Saharan Africa, world health officials declared last week that there is no threat of a global AIDS pandemic among heterosexuals.
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE & r & & r & Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris tackles Abu Ghraib by obsessively analyzing the thousands and thousands of digital photos taken by those involved. He and his team spent two years resear
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & LITTLE GARDEN CAF & Eacute; & r & & r & We were pleased when the Little Garden Caf & eacute; opened its doors across the street from Spokane's Audubon Park because the neighborhood needed a gathering place within walking distance. On a recent rainy aft
  • Book Review

    In Snuff, an aging porn star named Cassie Wri
  • 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
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Enter COTTAGE CAF & Eacute;, with its carefully designed English-cottage charm: tapestry-upholstered booths, da
  • DVD Review

    Caramel is a comical and touching portrait of a sisterly grou
  • Takin' It to the Streets

    by THE INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & HOW TEAM INLANDER PLANS TO DOMINATE THE MEDIA BRACKET THIS YEAR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e're talking to you, KREM. You too, KHQ. The Spokesman-Review? We're going to beat you so bad you bleed ink. And if the rest
  • Breakfast Dreams

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen food appears to me in a dream, I find it's a good idea to follow through upon waking. So when I spent a short, restless night dreaming about oatmeal before visiting Klink's on the Lake for a Satur
  • Water Wake-Up Call

    by ALAN KESSELHEIM & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e've had some minor flooding lately in the Gallatin Valley in southwestern Montana, the consequence of a good mountain snowpack and a two-day heat wave, followed by a big rain. It reminded everyone o
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen you see Amelia "Millie" Minelli in her East Spokane neighborhood, you might guess that she's about 80 years old. But you'd be off by a generation -- Millie's daughter turned 80 this year. Millie he
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Ninja Gaiden II & r & Rated Mature; 360 & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & injas are tricky to see. Those sly, black-suited masters of stealth are experts at attacking when I'm not looking. The rapid pad of footsteps or
  • The Spokies

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Spokies -- intended to honor the best of Spokane-area theater -- cause some local theater lovers to envision a would-be criminal mastermind: a deluded and neurotic soul bent on invading the minds and
  • Take Two

    The Love Guru & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's not enough, these days, if you want to make a stupid, crass, juvenile movie, merely to be stupid, crass, and juvenile: Everyone's doing that, and a filmmaker likes to distin
  • Rhapsody in Brown

    by MICHAEL BOWEN and GREG PRESLEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat has five heads, 10 hands, 50 fingers, and can command 440 musical notes? The Five Browns, of course. Fresh from tours of Mexico and China, this piano-playing quintet -- siblings hai
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & The HBO Documentary Film Series & r & & r & (Mondays, 9pm, HBO) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ven the inventor of television, Philo Farnsworth -- the pride of Rigby, Idaho -- grew skeptical about his invention later in life.
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Film Follows Dysfunction & r & & r & It's hard to know, sometimes, who my audience is. In the year and a half I've been writing it, Bomb Garden's turned into an odd beast. With the rest of the Music section devoted to the art of music
  • Hoopville, USA

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ight now, Seattle is locked in a battle to keep its SuperSonics in town. New owner and Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett wants to move the team to his hometown, and the whole mess is stuck i
  • $10,005 Down

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he poignant story of Spokan Garry, a tribal leader who wrestled with the cultural upheaval of white settlement, made a profound impression on Jon Osterberg as a boy growing up on a cattle ranch near Rat
  • The Forgotten South

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane dove into the swampy backwoods of Mississippi in 1977, killing most of the band, it was a symbolic moment for Alabama native Patterson Hood. Rock and roll -- in its truest
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 6/26 Big Dipper, Marie Digby, Kaylee Cole, Eric Hutchinson Bluz at the Bend, Insomniacs The Blvd., The Van Marten Project, Pulseless, Aces High Bottoms Up (
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & The New Swing States & r & & r & In 2000 it was Florida. In 2004, Ohio was the difference-maker in the presidential election. So which state will be the tipping point in 2008? Barack Obama or John McCain need 270 of the nation's 5
  • Growing Concern

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's almost like fighting urban warfare against a tenacious, fast-moving enemy: Weeds. And among Spokane citizens concerned with their city's image, the subject keeps popping up, much like the culprit
  • CD Reviews

    My Morning Jacket & r & & r & Evil Urges & r & & r & 2 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y Morning Jacket has, understandably, spawned numerous wannabes. From the early country-fried days of Band of Horses to the vaunted atmospheric carousel that is Fleet
  • Give Me Death

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s with abortion, people tend to express their positions on assisted suicide with personal, heart-wrenching stories. On the one side, there's Bill Houff, a retired Unitarian minister in Spokane who's c

Music & Film

  • The Metal and Mr. Kenney

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's mid-evening and the maples are rustling gently. An early summer breeze has brought the first whiffs of chill to what has been a warm day. The dining area is shaded but bright, dappled sunlight st
  • Robots to the Rescue

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hey just don't know how to make bad movies at Pixar -- well, unless you include the disappointing, practically unwatchable Cars. But even knowing that Cars 2 is in the works for a 2012 release, no damper ca

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