• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 10-16, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 39

News & Comment

  • 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 because the Audubon Park neighborhood needed a gathering place within walking distance. On a recent rainy afternoon we ordered two sandwiches
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Who Loves Pizza? & r & & r & Americans do, more than Italians. (Here in the States, only hamburgers rank higher.) Even before recent spikes in the cost of olive oil, mozzarella and wheat flour, only 14 percent of Italians named pizza as
  • 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
  • It's Crystal Clear

    by CHRISTINA KELLY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or years, I used to think that "special" glassware for different wines was a bunch of hooey, designed for wine snoots gullible enough to spend anywhere from $20 to nearly $100 per glass. To make matt
  • Book Review

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & The Man Who Loved China & r & by Simon Winchester & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n this juicy biography, Simon Winchester serves up a slice of history that reads like a novel -- complete with bizarre characters, plentiful adven
  • King Khan

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & man is nothing without a horse, a wife or a clan. Without a clan, a single man cannot defend his sheep from raiders or other clans. Without a horse, he can't outrun them. Without a wife, there's no
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    DINING Tandoori Tingle & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & rom the outside, TOP OF INDIA looks the same as always. Inside, though, new owners have made numerous upgrades: adding cloth napkins, moving the steam table to an area nearer the entrance, and cr
  • Be the Animal

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the hands of Disney illustrators, anthropomorphism is cute, entertaining. In the hands of sculptor Beth Cavener Stichter, the use of animals to articulate the human condition is powerful, visceral,
  • DVD Review

    The Savages & r & & r & by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's probably unfair for me to review The Savages. After all, its premise -- adult children facing the advancing dementia of an aging parent -- has been both theme and variation in my
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Secret Agent Clank & r & Rated Everyone 10+; PSP & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & obots again. I blame my distaste for robots on the has-been that is George Lucas and his armies of chirping, beeping, whimsically whirri
  • Remembering Riverpoint's Founder

    by WILLIAM GRAY and LOIS STRATTON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t is sadly infrequent that a community takes the time to celebrate its visionaries. And all too often, it is done so out of tragedy. This is one such case. About two weeks ago Spokane
  • Your Summer Adventure

    by ROBBY DOUTHITT, DOUG NADVORNICK, MICK LLOYD-OWEN, DANIEL WALTERS and TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's July and the road is calling. We're ready for a summer adventure. & r & & r & Let's review our vacation wish list: A month in Europe
  • Take Two

    Kit Kittredge & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & hate that this is so astonishing that it's worth mentioning, but it is: Almost every name in the opening credits of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is female. The director, Pat
  • Borowitz Report

    by ANDY BOROWITZ & r & & r & BLOGGERS UPSET WITH OBAMA & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he liberal blogosphere was aflame today with new accusations that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is trying to win the 2008 presidential election. Suspicions about Sen. Obam
  • Stimulate This

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & espite prodding from President Bush, most Americans aren't using their stimulus checks as prescribed. They're not buying new TVs or flying to Hawaii. Instead, they're paying down debts. Or filling the
  • Remote Possibilities

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & Deadliest Catch & r & & r & (Tuesdays, 9 pm, Discovery. Daily re-runs) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & blame my current infatuation with Deadliest Catch on the Seattle Mariners. Most summer evenings -- at least in previous years
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & THE CHILDREN OF HUANG SHI & r & & r & A colonialist Brit and would-be journalist goes to China during the communist revolution in search of a story. Instead, he finds a school of orphans in need of saving, which causes him to rejigger
  • Big Brother is Watching

    by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hose gawking at bombs bursting in air during the Fourth of July celebration in Riverfront Park may not have noticed something gawking at them: On the light post by the gondola booth, above a red-white
  • Butte Battle

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & verybody knows money doesn't grow on trees -- you have to dig it out of the ground in places like Butte. Known as the "Richest Hill on Earth," Butte was sitting on mountains of copper just when th
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 7/10 Bluz at the Bend, Continuum The Blvd., Inferno Mob, Triple Ave., Friejia, Bad Penmanship, True Justice Bottoms Up, (892-1778), DJ Prophesy Brooklyn Nig
  • Playing the Angles

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et's do some word association. Here's your first phrase: "Asian synth-pop band." What pops into your head? Not much? Simon Young, bassist and founding member of the Slants, had a similar problem. "I was
  • CD Reviews

    Sigur Ros & r & & r & Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust & r & & r & 4-1/2 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & icking up where this year's teaser Hvarf/Heim left off, the latest release by these majestic Icelandic musicians overwhelms anew. For the long-te
  • Who Will Pay?

    Just getting the Lake Management Plan up and running with staff and routin
  • Campfire Kids

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ver the years, manager Patrick Kendrick has developed Caterina Winery into a solid, albeit small, melting pot of a venue for local musicians. Some shows rattle the wine glasses; others provide a no
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Lights, Camera... & r & & r & Barack Obama's visit to Butte for the Fourth of July was about more than hot dogs and flag-waving. No, it may also be that Butte and Montana's famous Big Sky make for a good backdrop. At least that's wh
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Marketing Alchemy & r & & r & Trying to create an art scene from scratch is like effing around with alchemy. Even in an age of atom splitting, it's less costly to just go poking around the dirt than it is to collide base elements unti

Music & Film

  • A Big Hole

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & am an unabashed sucker for 3D movies and have been since I was a kid. I remember seeing The Mask -- the 1961 horror film, not the Jim Carrey comedy -- at the Franklin Park Theatre, and dutifully putting on

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