• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 42

News & Comment

  • A Solid Foundation

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & oeur d'Alene's Wine Cellar isn't what it used to be. Neither bad, nor good, just different, even if it's only barely perceptible and fleeting, like the taste-memory that lingers well after the meal i
  • Book Mountain

    by PAUL K. HAEDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." & r & & r & While Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges lived a life consumed by books, he's not an author found in Harold "Hal" Moos' Book Tra
  • DVD Review

    X-Files: Revelations & r & & r & by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you can sort your First Elder from your Fourth Elder and know whether or not to quaff the contents of your Erlenmeyer Flask ... you don't need this DVD collection of eight ep
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Space Invaders Extreme & r & Rated Everyone; Nintendo DS, PSP & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pace Invaders is tough to track down. Despite the proliferation of downloadable, pay-per-title retro games on the Wii and 3
  • Water Hogs

    by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Mayor Mary Verner suggested regulating the free-reign of Spokane's summer sprinklers, it was the political equivalent of tossing a beehive on a paint shaker. City council members were swarmed with
  • What's the Bat-Message?

    by STEVE SCHNEIDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or a guy whose business card could read "Guardian of Gotham City," Batman sure spends lot of time hanging around Camelot. Twice in the last four decades, an outpouring of Batmania has reflected the p
  • Take Two

    The X-Files: I Want to Believe & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & es, this is "just" a big episode of the show, but it wouldn't be The X-Files if it weren't. The X-Files was always about being small and quiet and thoughtful an
  • Leadership, Not Politics

    by MARK RICHARD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & uring my time in office, I have been a champion for improving how elected officials work together to resolve differences. This has led to a more unified vision, the regionalizing of services and fewer l
  • The Mowin' Samoan

    by HOWIE STALWICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's an election year, which may help explain why Harrison Nikolao changes positions more often than a politician. Nikolao, the Spokane Shock rookie out of Eastern Washington University, is a regular s
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & In Plain Sight & r & & r & (USA, Sundays, 10pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & amn, those are big lips, Mary McCormack! Seriously. They weren't always that big, were they? Certainly not back in your Dickie Roberts: Child Star sa
  • Colorful Character

    by EMALEE GILLIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his time of year, the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens are in full bloom. By now, a year after the gardens' reopening, many South Hill residents will know that the tiered nature area on Seventh Avenue (ne
  • Please, Bury It

    by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm a fan of 1999's The Mummy, which is vital to understanding how deep my disappointment is with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the third installment in the franchise. I wasn't expecting a l
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & THE TWO-SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE & r & & r & A new entrance, combined with rustic corrugated metal siding and stained wood timbers, gives the place the feel of a modern mountain lodge with an al fresco dining area. The Two-Seven features he
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Phil Gramm Is So Wrong & r & & r & We are not a nation of whiners. We do not complain about having nothing to do. In fact, there's a ton on our agenda. We'll be watching the wetsuits flail for 1.76 miles, for example, in the LONG BRIDGE
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & BEFORE THE RAINS & r & & r & In India, an English spice baron settles in a South Indian village and begins an affair with a married Indian housekeeper. There are hiccups when the spice merchant's wife returns, but things get straight d
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    BREAKFAST Cake Walk & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & avid and Tami Sevier have owned and managed OLD EUROPEAN on north Division for more than seven years. Recently David announced, "We're moving." He had seen a "for lease" sign on the former Tony Roma
  • Book Review

    by JULIET WATERS & r & & r & Stuff White People Like & r & by Christian Lander & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & First found out about the blog "Stuff White People Like" because I wouldn't shut up about The Wire. I'm sure the person who sent me the link to N
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & THE DARK KNIGHT & r & & r & Seldom do follow-ups ring so true to the original films, then do them one better. Director Christopher Nolan revisits what he did with Batman Begins and improves everything about it. Christian Bale is gloomier
  • Walkabout

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or some, wanderlust is inevitable. It doesn't matter how comfortable such people are or how much they love their current situation, is the bone-deep desire for a change of scenery is unavoidable. The lat
  • Nothing But Net

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & arack Obama's international trip last week was a huge success. He wanted to present himself as heir to world leadership and he succeeded, with nary an error. He impressed his hosts, he reassured Israel
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 7/31 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Bluz at the Bend, Ultra Glide The Blvd., Jaz Bottoms Up (892-1778), DJ Prophesy Brooklyn Nights, The Groove Pat
  • CD Reviews

    ABE VIGODA & r & & r & Skeleton & r & & r & 3-1/2 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith the 14-track follow-up to last year's breakthrough Kid City, Smell-scenesters Abe Vigoda continue to shine a bright light into the failing, and mostly boring, world of
  • Voyage of Discovery

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he part of the Spokane River few people ever see is right in the heart of the city that bears its name. The silty shallows are filled with the metal lattice of shopping carts showing in the greenish wat
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Selling Making Music & r & & r & So a minute ago, Fred Meyer announced it would begin selling vinyl in certain stores -- a creative partial solution to the precipitous fall-off of CD sales. Far from a complete solution, but not a bad i
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Giant Sucking Sound & r & & r & That's all America's attention shifting from politics to sports starting Aug. 8. That's right, the Olympics are coming. It's great news if you're trying to find a way to watch six channels simultane
  • Philanthropy 2008

    by DANIEL WALTERS, JOEL SMITH, M.C. PAUL, KEVIN TAYLOR, JACOB H. FRIES and ROBBIE DOUTHITT & r & & r & CULTURE SHOCK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ibomana Madison was on the run -- from gunshots, from civil war, from the deaths of friends and family. & r
  • No-Jerk Zone

    by ROBBY DOUTHITT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & f you're acting rowdy, you're out," explains Nick Snyder, director of Kootenai County Parks and Waterways. Last week, the County Commission amended Ordinance 416, empowering park employees to ban tro

Music & Film

  • A Good Feeling

    by TOM LYNCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & aving Pete Wentz in your corner is the next best thing to knowing Kanye's cell number. Chicago's four-piece outfit the Hush Sound celebrates the release of its third full-length record for the Fall Out Boy
  • Bubba Forgot To Vote

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n one level, Swing Vote is a sharp, witty piece of satire that mixes in a generous supply of drunk jokes and pratfalls. On another, it takes aim at politicians of all persuasions. That the script also mana

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