• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 11-17, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 48

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 rainy afternoon, we ordered two sandwiches and a
  • Fall Arts Preview

    & & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e have this desire to define things, we humans. There's immense comfort for us in cutting the world into little pieces, giving those pieces names, then giving the names definitions. "Cloud
  • Real Dames

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & mack in the middle of 1939's The Women, the black and white, ladies-only dramatic comedy suddenly bursts into glorious Technicolor for a fashion show segment that was aimed directly at the (all-female) aud
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL At the Junction & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ust one word: "Plastics." & r & & r & Lunch in the dining area of APPLE SPICE JUNCTION is served on a three-section black plastic plate. Soup comes in a white Styrofoam container with a plastic lid, t
  • Fall Arts 16-Week Calendar

    | -- Inlander Picks & lt;hr width="100%" & SEPTEMBER & lt;hr width="100%" & 11th Man on Wire, Panida Abandon Kansas, The Big Dipper l Absinthe Film
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & BURN AFTER READING & r & & r & I've figured out how Joel and Ethan Coen do it -- how they move so effortlessly from comedy to drama. It's that they don't think about tone or genre, at least not at the beginning: They just think about a
  • Dip It Yourself

    by LAUREN McALLISTER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hile suspense may be a lot of fun at the movies, it can sure wear you down in real life. Uncertainty about an economy in peril and a nail-biter of a presidential election has left too little room f
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & NC at 100 & r & & r & North Central High School -- which opened during the Teddy Roosevelt administration -- will celebrate its centennial this Saturday with an open house from 9 am-4 pm in the school gym; a welcome program will begin at
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & BABYLON A.D. & r & & r & It's a mad, mad Mad Max world in which Vin Diesel lives in the near future of Babylon A.D., and for 45 minutes or so, it's kinda riveting. Too bad the movie's 90 minutes long. Diesel's unappealing mercenary is hi
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Helix & r & Rated Everyone; Wii & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & elix gets my vote as the most forward-thinking Wii game of the summer. Helix is a Wii Ware game, meaning that it's only available via download. While the
  • Book Review

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Son & r & by Jack Olsen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wenty-five years ago, Jack Olsen published Son, the real crime story of Spokane's South Hill rapist, Kevin Coe, whose attacks terrorized the Lilac City and reminded us
  • Take Two

    Bangkok Dangerous & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ook, Nicolas Cage is an assassin, OK? He's tough. And impervious to human emotions. He doesn't care what you think. He doesn't care that you snicker at his long greasy hair.
  • Pony Play

    by YOUNG KWAK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & iving in a small town in Idaho when she was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, Abbey Silveria needed treatment in a larger city where treatment was more available. That's where the Ronald McDonald House Ch
  • Stupid Power

    by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 've figured out how Joel and Ethan Coen do it -- how they move so effortlessly from comedy to drama. It's that they don't think about tone or genre, at least not at the beginning: They just think abo
  • Media Muddle

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech in Denver last month, one of his best lines was to warn people to ignore all those who seek to make "a big election about small things." It seemed to b
  • Lights Out

    But is there a larger message in the demise
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Sons of Anarchy & r & & r & (FX, Wednesdays, 10 pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e live in an era of prodigious sequels. Hollywood blockbusters get at least two, often more. Young adult novel series push double digits. Rappers
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Art Imitates Life & r & & r & In honor of our Fall Arts Preview, how about a look at the presidency in the arts this fall? Sure, there's all the embroidering -- of resumes and life stories -- going on in both campaigns. But we're wa
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 9/11 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Big Al's, DJ D-Ates Big Dipper, Abandon Kansas, Bank, Arete, Usury Bluz at the Bend, Riverside Blues The Blvd.,
  • Sarah Who?

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & oday, Sarah Palin is a high-profile, sass-talking, self-described lipstick-wearing pit bull. And she's possibly headed for the White House. But 25 years ago, a kid with big '80s hair came down from a sm
  • Old Soul Songs

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ustin Ringle is something of an old soul. When describing highlights from his first national tour last year with brother-sister duo Peter and Heather Broderick, the man behind the band Horse Feathe
  • Presidential Perks

    by NICHOLAS DESHAIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Washington State University President Elson Floyd instituted a hiring freeze last April, he cited "an increasingly uncertain financial future for the state and the nation." Four months later, at
  • Instrument of Peace

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ctivism in music isn't anything new. Entire movements have been impelled by the desire to bring a political message to people. Troubadours such as Phil Ochs and Bob Marley have set the bar pretty high, t
  • Out with a Whimper

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he press release gave no clue; just said reporters were invited to come to the Federal Courthouse last Friday to hear about the "year-long investigation into the River Park Square development project.
  • Light or Lite?

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & proposed city ordinance to create civilian oversight of Spokane Police will either "shine some light" in dark places, as one civil rights attorney says, or just be "ombudsman lite," as a chorus of crit
  • CD Reviews

    NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK & r & & r & The Block & r & & r & 1-1/2 STAR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou know that guy at the bar? You know, that guy. That guy who's just a little too old to be toting cocktails, a little out of place wearing a Members Only jacket
  • Kevin Coe - The Sequel

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou might as well prepare for it -- two months of daily, wall-to-wall coverage of Kevin Coe, the "South Hill rapist," one of Spokane's most infamous criminals. The state, through a civil trial, is tryin
  • Crackdown!

    by SAM STOKER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he bright white light of flash bombs can be seen everywhere among the scattering crowd now. Loud explosions of concussion grenades mix with the lighter, metallic tinkling of tear gas canisters bouncing al

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