• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 18-24, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 49

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    BEER/WINE New Brews & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "Y & lt;/span & ou've got to keep inventing, re-inventing, yourself," says BREWS BROTHERS owner-manager Shae Obando. Starting in June, the espresso lounge at the corner of Post and Sprague added beer and wine to t
  • Old School Tour Guides

    by KNUTE BERGER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he New York Times has a new series, "Going down the road," that explores America by revisiting the towns, history, lore and routes documented in Depression-era guides to the states that were funded by t
  • To Be Frank (and many others)

    by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n Friday night, John Madden will be at the INB Performing Arts Center. Sort of. As will George Bush and John McCain. Oh, and possibly Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Charles Barkl
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice & r & Rated Teen; Playstation 3 & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the Evil Academy, nobody worries about perfect attendance or good grades. Nobody cares about that "love and justice crap
  • Canary on an Iceburg

    by MARK HERTSGAARD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t wasn't much noticed at the time, but three weeks before she was chosen as John McCain's vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin played a key supporting role in the latest episode of
  • Spoof Spiels

    One of their four touring groups of former congression
  • Take Two

    Righteous Kill & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & eNiro and Pacino! Together again for the first time! Well, actually, yeah, that's kinda the way it is. The Two Great Legends of American Filum(TM) had never appeared on screen
  • Fall TV Preview

    Fringe | Tuesdays, 9 pm, FOX & lt;span class= & quot;dr
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Saturday Night Live & r & & r & (Saturdays, 11:30pm, NBC) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & verybody knew it was coming -- Tina Fey coming back to SNL to play her separated-at-birth twin Sarah Palin. And we tuned in, giving the
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Pinkies Up & r & & r & Intimidated by people commenting on a wine's nose and black cherry finish when all you know is that it tastes lip-smackin' good and gives you a pleasant buzz? Well, visit Vino! for the first of three fall wine edu
  • Seriously?

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f ever Democrats thought they had a chance to return Eastern Washington to the azure days of Tom Foley, it was in 2006. A blue wave of anti-Republican sentiment was (rightly) predicted to wash across the
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & GHOST TOWN & r & & r & Ricky Gervais, all smiles and snarkiness, steals the show as a misanthropic dentist who dies, quickly comes back to life, and finds that he can converse with all of the ghosts in Manhattan, each of whom wants a
  • Stash a Cache

    by ARI LEVAUX & lt;BR & & lt;BR & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n summertime, eating local is easy. Even if the fish aren't jumping, your garden sucks, and you don't have time for berry picking, it's easy because local ingredients are being packaged, marketed and cele
  • Book Review

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & The Story of Edgar Sawtelle & r & by David Wroblevski & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Story of Edgar Sawtelle is the story of Hamlet transposed to a Wisconsin farm in the middish-20th century. But the parallels are obvious. E
  • Don't Hate Me!

    You didn't read it here first, but the word is that pit bulls are man-eating monsters hungry for human flesh. Like little machines of muscle, the infamous breed, so it's been said, has the jaw of a s
  • 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 h
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & THE MELTING POT & r & & r & Enter a bubble of civility at the Melting Pot, where it's all about the experience. The rich red walls and dark wood accents create a cocoon of warmth, while dim lighting induces a sense of calm. All your f
  • Debating Sanity

    by NICHOLAS DESHAIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's early afternoon, the sun is high overhead and I'm at work, diligently staring at a computer screen. I'm a few minutes into watching what will be more than five hours of recorded debate from 2004
  • DVD Review

    The Ballad of Narayama & r & & r & by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he economy is bad. Resources are scarce. The government is more concerned with ferreting out evildoers than putting food into mouths. Young people can barely provide for
  • Rock Embolism

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & rremember sitting at the breakfast table as a child, eating my cereal while listening to the gentle vocals of Billy Ocean. Meanwhile, my sister was in her bathroom, with a ghetto blaster sitting a
  • Pretzel Logic

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y late father once told me that "arrogance mixed with ignorance makes for a bad brew." That's the perfect characterization of Sarah Palin. The woman personifies out-of-control hubris. And then you have
  • High Art/Low Art

    by TIM BROSS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "H & lt;/span & old on just a second," Ian Voleck says distractedly "I'm just drawing a picture." It's Sunday and his band, Japanther, is traveling to Vancouver, B.C., for a performance at the Croatian Cultural Center.
  • CD Reviews

    YOUNG JEEZY & r & & r & The Recession & r & & r & 1-1/2 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & oung Jeezy means well. Problem is homeboy's a bit confused when it comes to the title of his album. The economy may well be approaching perilous territory, but it is
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Back in Play? & r & & r & Yes! We might actually get a presidential or vice presidential candidate to come for a visit. Up until this week, the polls for Washington state had it locked up for Barack Obama. But now, with a resurgen
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Trojan Horse & r & & r & In their simple black-on-black-on-black-leather style, mussed longish hair and unshaven scruff, Marillion look like a ton of other British bands. If not for the jowls and double chins, you wouldn't guess their
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 9/18 Beverly's, (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Bluz at the Bend, Studebaker John & amp; the Hawks Bottoms Up, (892-1778), DJ Fusion Calypso's Coffee, Paper Mache,

Music & Film

  • Locomotion

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a revolutionary (if somewhat anachronistic) concept: touring America by train. Not every band would agree with the plan. Most probably wouldn't. Your tour itinerary is dictated by the train's schedul
  • Ghosts Busted

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or a movie filled with so many deaths, this one's pretty funny. Greg Kinnear's quick, violent, and bloodless demise happens right at the beginning -- moments after his character, Frank, all nattily dressed

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