• Issue Archive for
  • Aug 14-20, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 44

News & Comment

  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & THE WINE CELLAR & r & & r & Under new ownership, the restaurant has added sidewalk dining with a Spanish flair; downstairs the menu emphasizes Italy with pan-European accents, including paella. The three-course Italia menu includes a
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & BRIDESHEAD REVISITED & r & & r & Evelyn Waugh's novel about the rich and the religious, which begat a practically verbatim 11-hour PBS miniseries, now gets cut down and rearranged for the big screen while retaining the flavor and most of
  • Praise Cheeses

    by ANN M. COLFORD & lt;BR & & lt;BR & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he earliest history of cheesemaking was never documented, but food historians guess that the idea emerged about 12,000 years ago, around the same time that people began keeping domesticated animals fo
  • Click Your Heels

    by ROBBY DOUTHITT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n real life, clicking your heels together with your eyes closed while muttering "there's no place like home" may not teleport you back to "where the heart is." But it just might win you first prize at
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    DINNER Western Sunset & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e do love our Western heritage and down-home hospitality here. When CHAPS first opened nearly two years ago in the Latah Creek Plaza in southwest Spokane, people from the neighborhood came by for
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Strike My What? & r & & r & Alex Marshall in Britain's The Guardian has tracked down the national anthems of all 205 nations competing at the Olympics, and not surprisingly, "190 of them are wretched." Alas, it's unlikely that a medal c
  • Cruz-Controlled

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith more than three dozen films to his credit, Woody Allen has had quite a record of ups and downs, highs and lows, especially in the latter third of his career. The last one I could safely say I enjoyed a
  • A Walk in the Park

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & arlier this month, Spokane celebrated the birthday of Riverfront Park -- the formerly tangled, industrial mess of bridges and rail yards that the city spruced up in time for the World's Fair in 1974 and, i
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Soulcalibur IV & r & Rated Teen; Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & r & 4 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et's establish something: Darth Vader looks cooler than Yoda. The Soulcalibur IV gameboxes prove it. On the PlayStation 3, Darth
  • Book Review

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Empires of the Sea & r & by Roger Crowley & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you think relations between Islam and Christianity have been testy lately, you should read Empires of the Sea. Yikes! Back in the 16th century, the
  • Wild-Side Stories

    by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & awk's-eye view. The camera soars past a jutting snow-capped mountain, dives down to whip past a forest of ancient trees, above a river frothing with roiling rapids -- it suddenly pauses, just in time t
  • Take Two

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & up, those pants are still traveling. At least in the first movie, there was a storytelling reason for the magic jeans, which wondrously fit all four of
  • Wheat Meets Wet

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he sun is just slipping past its meridian on the first Monday in August, signaling the tide is soon to turn and it's harvest time for Bryan Jones. Leaning against a pickup truck, the tall fourth-generat
  • Temple of Boom

    by MIKE CORRIGAN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ay it, it's fun: "Boom Boom Huck Jam." Now, didn't you enjoy that? The short, punchy, percussive way the words sort of burst out of your mouth? The 1-2-3-4 syncopation? Well, if you get a kick out of t
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & The Cleaner & r & & r & (Tuesdays, 10 pm, A & amp;E) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & enjamin Bratt made his name in the mid-'90s as Detective Rey Curtis on Law & amp; Order. He was stoic, workmanlike, good-looking and beloved, so he was gra
  • Letters To The Editor

    from [email protected] & r & & r & Lakes Can Die, Too & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hank you for your story covering the Coeur d'Alene Lake Management Plan ("Who Will Pay?" 7/10/08). The costs for the plan that you portray are high. My interests
  • Shockingly Accurate

    by HOWIE STALWICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rena football is, essentially, football drenched in caffeine. Players, fans and scoreboards work overtime to keep up with the rapid-fire scoring. Touchdowns and even first downs ignite celebrations bo
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & MIRRORS & r & & r & Alexandre Aja has already made the worst thriller ever (P2, about an angry/horny night watchman dressed like Santa who terrorizes a female lawyer he's infatuated with). Now with a bigger name cast (well, Keifer Suth
  • Friendly Skies?

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n Saturday morning, Nancy Nelson arrived at the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane offices wearing a shirt that said, "Peace takes guts." It immediately caught the eye of one man who asked alo
  • About That Jail

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & U & lt;/span & ntil just the other day, I was teetering on the question of replacing the Spokane County Jail. But then I considered our state's inane marijuana laws. If you are arrested with less than 40 grams of mar
  • Flying the Co-op

    by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & beehive light fixture, intended to hang at a planned Main Market co-op downtown, drips with symbolism. Jennifer Hall, Main Market's community food builder, says the business of bees provides an easy
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 8/14 The Bing, The Machine Bluz at the Bend, Riverside Blues Band The Blvd., Thunderbird Motel, M. Bison Bottoms Up (892-1778), DJ Fusion Brooklyn Nights,
  • Formal Wear for the Future

    by ROBBY DOUTHITT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ost musicians learn how to play instruments before they join bands, but local three-piece Space Age Fur isn't exactly traditional. Three years ago, when they formed, none of them even owned a guitar.
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Campaign 'til You Drop & r & & r & If you've Googled your way into the Barack Obama and John McCain Websites, you'll find just about everything you ever wanted to know about the candidates -- most important, what kind of campaign s
  • CD Reviews

    JAY REATARD & r & & r & Singles 06-07 & r & & r & 4 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he 17 tracks that compose this collection of singles hit the highlights and lowlights of Jay Reatard's musical output as a solo performer. The songs are brash and bratty
  • Solving a Mystery

    by ERIC RUTHFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & angy-flavored mountain huckleberries have long been a treat for those in the Inland Northwest. They're a wild crop, which makes them rare, and the price is usually high -- selling for $10 a pound recent
  • Bomb Garden

    First, the high-tech: In early August, the Wall Street Journal reported members of the often-di
  • Slogging On

    A passenger train only three cars long was headed east

Music & Film

  • A Legend is Born

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ead what the critics write about Wilco and you walk away with the impression that they're the saviors of modern music. Or its destroyers. Or just a vanity project for a self-indulgent, mercurial tyrant in
  • How Ironic

    First there's Robert Downey Jr., who's doing his entire part in blackface. For those who are outraged: It's called

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