• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 3-9, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 38

News & Comment

  • Remote Possibilities

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & o it's the Sixties. No. Not those Sixties. Not LSD and free love on Haight Street in 1967. The Sixties tha
  • Exploding Safely

    by TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he day after Independence Day, stories usually file in on the Internet listing all the stupid things people did to themselves while playing with fireworks. Burns, eye injuries and, of course, fires te
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & HANCOCK & r & & r & Ah, one of those superhero-as-drunken lout stories. Will Smith plays John Hancock, a man of unknown origins who can fly, beat up villains and bounce bullets off his chest. But he shouldn't fly when he drinks because
  • 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
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & KLINK'S ON THE LAKE & r & & r & The journey to Klink's deck beside Williams Lake built our anticipation for the resort's weekend breakfast. The smoked salmon omelet ($10) included big chunks of pleasingly moist and lightly smoky salmo
  • 'Shroom Hunters

    by NATHANIEL HOFFMAN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & oodsmoke from Mushroom Picker Camp No. 1 hung low, drifting among the blue tarps and makeshift wall tents packed in among the trees. Steam billowed from family-sized noodle pots, rising into the gr
  • DVD Review

    Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins & r & & r & by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's nothing unique about the plot of Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, Martin Lawrence's latest film, recently released on DVD: Young man (Lawrence's Roscoe Jenkins
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    DINING Sidewalk Supping & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & oeur d'Alene's Sherman Avenue is putting out its best, just in time for the holiday. Up and down the sidewalk are chairs, tables and occasional guideposts demarcating where diners may plop down
  • Food or Fuel?

    by PAUL K. HAEDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ama used to say, "Eat everything off your plate because kids in China are starving." Now she might as well be saying, "Make each trip in our trusty SUV to Costco count because there are children in th
  • Old Glory Stories

    by DALE ROLOFF & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & imme the Mike and American Idol contestants have sung the national anthem. So have stars with vocal talent ranging from Rosanne Barr to Metropolitan Opera baritones. But whether it's performed mostly off
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots & r & Rated Mature; PS3 & r & 5 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & nake, the hero of Metal Gear Solid 4, has aged into a gray-mulleted old man since his debut in Metal Gear in 1987. Yet d
  • Borowitz Report

    by ANDY BOROWITZ & r & & r & MCCAIN OFFERS BEER TAX RELIEF PLAN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & resumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain unveiled details of his economic policy today, telling an audience in Ohio that if elected he would supp
  • Take Two

    Wanted & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he ultimate geek's dream of a movie? It could be Wanted. And I don't mean because all the geeky guys have Angelina Jolie to drool over. Frankly, she scares me ... though I think a lot
  • Fire in the Sky

    "The vast majority of phone calls I receive are prank calls from teenagers with cell phones," says Peter Davenport. Sometimes the pranks come less than 20 minutes apart.
  • CD Reviews

    Wolf Parade & r & & r & At Mount Zoomer & r & & r & 5 Stars & r & & r & Some bands get stuck in your head. Some bands dig under your skin. Wolf Parade comes slinking out of the shadows and bludgeons the back of your skull with a hammer. Its highly anticipated second rel
  • New Morning in America

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t was exactly 7 am when I dropped my brother off at Sea-Tac Airport. I then headed home -- north on I-405 to I-90 and east to Spokane. It took me almost 45 minutes to drive less than 20 miles. A few car
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & I Want My Nominee & r & & r & In an article that I'm sure no one in the world read unless they were pointed to it by arch-conservative bloggers, AdWeek ran a story about how MTV is now, for the first time ever, going to accept "politi
  • When Pawn is King

    by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ike many pawnshops, Millman Jewelers-E-Z Loan sells an eclectic mix of necessities and oddities, a mish-mash of knickknacks and bric-a-brac. Pool Cues. Guitars. Firearms. Videotapes ranging from Termi
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Happy Fourth! & r & & r & In honor of the birthday of this crazy American experiment (and because the campaign trail seems oddly quiet lately), Trail Mix is taking a trip down memory lane, offering a peek at some noteworthy moment
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 7/3 Bigfoot, Slip Stream The Blvd., DJ Kowax Bottoms Up (892-1778), DJ Prophesy Brooklyn Nights, The Groove Patrol Calypso's Coffee, Kristi Nelson Carlin Ba
  • High Concept

    by DUSTIN CARROLL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes bands come up with conceptual ideas behind their music and lyrical content as a crutch to overshadow a mediocre album. Zao's Funeral of God comes to mind: an incredible story hidden inside a

Music & Film

  • Pap Smear as Punch Line

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ree McKenna and Emily Nokes' mutual friend Leila has never had a urinary tract infection. This strikes the pair as strange. "I used to get them all the time," McKenna says. Nokes assents, "If you hav

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