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  • Oct 16-22, 2008
  • Vol. 16, No. 1

News & Comment

  • Burgers and Wine

    by ANN M. COLFORD & lt;BR & & lt;BR & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & have a great job (well, part of it, anyway): For the last three years, I've been editing the Inlander's food section -- watching and following along as the food scene here has burgeoned. I've met chef
  • All Grown Up

    "What'd he spin?" a reporter asks Andy, imagining grand tricks involving dozen
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & AN AMERICAN CAROL & r & & r & By the guy who created Airplane and the Naked Gun series comes a mishmash satire that asks the question: What if a Michael Moore-type documentarian were visited -- in Christmas Carol fashion -- by the ghosts o
  • Mesmerized by Momix

    by BLAIR TELLERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & tart with a handful of ballerinas. Throw in some professional skiers for a sporty edge. Add a rock climber for a touch of pizzazz. Sprinkle a generous portion of artistic minds and creative thinkers. D
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood & r & Rated Everyone; Nintendo DS & r & 3 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & onic the Hedgehog got lost. Sega's speedy mascot, who had zipped across game screens since the early 1990s, rece
  • Human Interest

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e've had a Last Word page since our very first edition, when Andrew Strickman, who moved from Boston to become our first arts editor, summed up his feelings about his new home this way: "What the
  • Matters of Trust

    by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ow do you win a war you can't win? The long answer is part of what Body of Lies explores: the machinations and motivations of the warriors, how they throw away their seeming advantages that are actu
  • Facing South

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hy would you vote for either candidate running for president this year? Because you see something of yourself there. That's what we do with artwork, isn't it? We connect -- or not-- because we sense so
  • Take Two

    Appaloosa & r & & r & by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & d Harris does triple duty in this good old-fashioned, rip-snorting Western tale of friendship and treachery, of the close line between justice and injustice: He co-wrote, directed and co-s
  • Meet MetroSpokane

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t press time, there were 55 comments appended to the final post on the MetroSpokane blog, lamenting its demise and eulogizing that it was the "best local blog ever," "top of the Spokane web scene" and "a
  • Go With Gregoire

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & Washington Governor & r & & r & CHRIS GREGOIRE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & e seems like a really nice guy -- somebody it would be fun to have a beer with. On the issues, he's right there with the rest of us, too -- against taxes,
  • DVD Review

    He Was a Quiet Man & r & & r & by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he premise of He Was a Quiet Man is promising, a twist on the classic white-man alienation story in the style of Falling Down, Fight Club and the comedic Office Space. There'
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & CIAO MAMBO & r & & r & Ciao Mambo has figured out the formula for success as sort of a sexier Tomato Street. Yet they boast a wine list of nearly 40 domestic and imported red and white varieties. Part of a small chain that originates
  • Buzz Bin

    "At G.U., several classes are reading Cit
  • Remote Possibilities

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Californication & r & & r & (Showtime, Sundays, 10pm) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "O & lt;/span & h gaaawwd," I thought, watching my favorite FBI agent engage in a sloppy three-way with some blonde and Charlotte's turtle-headed husband from
  • Class of '93

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or me, 1993 really started in the summer of 1990. Sitting in my apartment in Columbia, Mo., I was finishing my master's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. For my final project, I decide
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Table Toppers & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & athleen (Kat) and Arne Hill refurbish furniture, and their search for a storefront to sell said furniture led them to an abandoned caf & eacute; near Hillyard. Kat says she wanted a place to get a good cup
  • Teaching Sex

    by JACOB H. FRIES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n Monday night, after it was done, a sense of relief and well-being settled over the room. Most everyone seemed satisfied, says Central Valley school board president Tom Dingus. "It was nice to have r
  • CD Reviews

    Ben Folds & r & & r & Way To Normal & r & & r & 3 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & en Folds is one of the oddest balls in pop music -- "normal" is the last word that comes to mind. And he rocks. "Hiroshima," for example, could be the next sports anthem sin
  • Counting the Columns

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ifteen years ago, give or take, I got a call from one Ted McGregor. He introduced himself as the publisher of a new weekly called The Pacific Northwest Inlander. He asked if I might be interested in co
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & No Thousand Holes & r & & r & 4000 Holes, one of Spokane's few remaining independent record stores, is closing its doors. Not today or anything -- owner Bob Gallagher wants to be clear -- but soon. As soon as everything is sold. Early 2
  • Throwback

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hile most of Los Angeles hip-hop culture was hypnotized by the spell of gangster rap in the early '90s, there were some who chose to do things a little differently. In an obscure locale called the Good L
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Bizarro Hillary & r & & r & It's weird campaign karma, how Republicans were hoping so badly to run against Hillary Clinton -- a person who would drive their base voters so crazy they'd give tons of money and be sure to turn out in
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 10/16 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Big Al's, Rhett Akins The Bing, Dutch Swing Fever, Hot Club of Spokane Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks Bottom

Music & Film

  • The Lure of Sinbad

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & was rooting through the ever-expanding catalogue of Sarah Palin stories on the Web the other day, when I came upon a piece about her three favorite films: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Miracle on Ice and

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