• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 24-30, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 41

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Follow the Crowd & lt;BR & & lt;BR & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & pulled into the parking lot at YUMMY TERIYAKI determined that I was not going to follow the suggestion on the menu to "Try Our Best Teriyaki." At 11 am, I had the place to myself. Who besides a
  • Book Review

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & The Pixar Touch & r & by David A. Price & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & aybe Pixar's next film should be about old King Midas, the guy who turned everything he touched into gold. It would make sense, because every one of Pi
  • 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
  • Familiar, Yet Different

    by LAUREN McALLISTER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Two-Seven Public House occupies one of those locations where others have gone before and failed. The original inspiration to turn the location into a restaurant must have caused a few puzzled lo
  • Beyond Borscht

    That's the plan, anyway, for Saturday afternoon's first annual Slavic Cultural Heritage Celebration at Ri
  • DVD Review

    Control & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & an Curtis was the kind of pop figure cults get built around. He was young, good-looking, brooding, self-destructive and painfully articulate even as he expressed how heartbreaking it w
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Guitar Hero: On Tour & r & Rated Everyone 10+; Nintendo DS & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y mistake was playing Guitar Hero III. Until then, On Tour was a passable entry into the Guitar Hero series. I held the Ninten
  • Native Roots

    Through an estimated two centuries, the landmark pine grew as the people gatherin
  • Top o' the World

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & urns out I still have the business card for my contact with the Fishing Company of Alaska. I had forgotten about it until I read Tammy Marshall's story in last week's Inlander about the shipwreck and re
  • Take Two 2

    Space Chimps & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f jokes about missing links and "the primate directive" are your idea of the height of wit... If monkeys in space suits but with bare hands and feet are your idea of the height o
  • A Question of Racing

    & & by BONNIE MAGER & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & just returned from a trip to yet again find that my fellow commissioners immediately scheduled a meeting in my absence -- the last time this happened, Spokane County ended up owning a raceway. Th
  • Take Two

    Mamma Mia! & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f there's one thing that's clear from this revue of ABBA's hit songs, it's that there really aren't all that many great ABBA songs. "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me" are pr
  • Children Will Listen

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & oger Welch's production of Once Upon a Mattress (at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre through Aug. 2) is silly enough for the kids and smart enough for the grownups. But that's such clich & eacute;: "suitable for al
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & The Digital TV Conversion & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ow, something big must be happening, I thought a few weeks back as a news crawl started to run across the screen during Jay Leno's monologue. Maybe Mount St. Hele
  • 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. Klink's serves real, heavy cream with its Cravens Coffee, so just a dab will do. The breakfast
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Sanity Is Relative & r & & r & You know the type: crazed gleam in the eye, backing you into a corner and jabbering incessantly. Just the other night, one Binster got stuck on the bus next to Mr. All Talk All the Time. And did I realize
  • Groupthink

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo weeks ago, we published a story on how the Spokesman-Review is weathering what some are calling the worst-ever year for newspapers. In an industry in which ad revenues are drying up and the cost of new
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & STEP BROTHERS & r & & r & Rude and crude and stomachache funny, this stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as two really immature 40-year-olds whose single parents (Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen) marry. The "boys" must move in and
  • Fact Finder

    by PATRICK COCKBURN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & overnment officials in Baghdad make two contradictory points about the state of Iraq. On one hand, they say the government is much stronger, having largely crushed the Sunni insurgents last year and
  • Pedal Power

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & got some cool new shoes the other day -- 100 percent guilt-free, in fact. The canvas and shoelaces are some kind of recycled something or other, and the soles are made out of old tires. I think t
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 7/24 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Bluz at the Bend, Perones Bottoms Up (892-1778), DJ Prophesy Brooklyn Nights, The Groove Patrol Calypso Coffee,
  • Ships Passing

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's nothing even remotely Maldivian about Seattle's country rock nine-piece, the Maldives. The name's a nod to a chain of a thousand or so islands off India's southwest coast. The band, though, is
  • Verner's Non-Veto

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast Friday, Mayor Mary Verner sent word through a spokeswoman that she was not to be disturbed. She was facing a deadline. Plugging away at her computer, she was laying out her big decision on the fut
  • CD Reviews

    Jakob Dylan & r & & r & Seeing Things & r & & r & 3 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o matter what anyone says, it is an absolute must to purchase any music with the Dylan name attached -- it is a risk that is worth taking. And prior to the release of this
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & "Sen. Oblaahla..." & r & & r & I might be dating myself a bit, but remember when the Fonz couldn't admit he was "wrrururr..." (Translation: "Wrong")? President Bush has had a hard time with that word, too, but now there's another one
  • Bomb Garden

    It's a prediction that could have been made four summers ago. It would have been a riskier bet, but there was somet
  • Hot Lead

    "Wow, that's a lot lighter than I thought," she says. The man selling the revolver nods. "Yeah,

Music & Film

  • Found Sound

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ust about 100 miles from where Eric Anderson grew up is one of the oldest and most unusual structures in the Inland Northwest. The Cataldo Mission, or Mission of the Sacred Heart, is a unique archi
  • Crass and Crasser

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t the end of the final credits for Step Brothers, my first thought was, "What the hell was that?" Then into my head popped another phrase, involving either "crasser" or "more crass" -- I'm not sure which is

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