• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 23-29, 2008
  • Vol. 16, No. 2

News & Comment

  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Famished and Foreclosed & r & & r & In the words of director Kevin Connell, Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class "tells the story of a family trying furiously to escape the 'curse' of alcohol, fate, lost hope, and disastrous econom
  • Recently Reviewed

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

    & & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he ABDICK 8805 makes a sound like a dryer with a cantaloupe in it. Whir, thump, whir, thump, whir, thump. Each whir sends a dozen-ish rollers spinning in complementary and countervailing direc
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    COOKING Crystal Logic & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & anager Eric Frickle, who co-owns THE KITCHEN ENGINE along with wife Nicole and parents Dan and Vicky Frickle, recently added 800 square feet to the shop's space in the Flour Mill. In addition to r
  • Setting Her Sights

    by NICHOLAS DESHAIS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & isa Brown's got it pretty good. She leads the Democrats in the Washington State Senate, where her party is expected to keep a large majority, allowing her to control much of the agenda. The candidat
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Samba de Amigo & r & Rated Everyone; Wii & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & exhumed my Maracas the other day. They were buried in a box, tangled with harmless guns, deaf microphones, unstrung fishing poles and a set of
  • Keep 'em Both

    Over the next four years, Spokane County faces some of the biggest challenges in its long history. There's the need for a massive sewag
  • Take Two

    W. & r & & r & by MARYANN JOHANSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & urely this is the greatest satire of the American presidency ever made for film. It's like Being There, but far more terrifying: Instead of a wise, gentle idiot becoming president, here it
  • Obliterary License

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he ABDICK 8805 makes a sound like a dryer with a cantaloupe in it. Whir, thump, whir, thump, whir, thump. Each whir sends a dozen-ish rollers spinning in complementary and countervailing directions a
  • Insider Monologues

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a play about lives in the theater that, ironically, isn't very dramatic. Athol Fugard's remembrance of the "ageing old gay ham" who changed a young man's life is simply too talky and static. Fugard
  • Who Brung Ya
  • Who Brung Ya

    After all the campaign hoopla has ended and business begins to be done at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the reality is that all presidents dance with the ones who
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Pallin' with Comedians & r & & r & Did Sarah Palin do herself any favors by appearing on Saturday Night Live? Not only did she deliver the liberal media darling a huge ratings night, but she also had to take abuse from Alec Baldwi
  • Reporting Evil

    He believed in injustice. He believed in a cycle of violence. But he also be
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 10/23 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks Bottom's Up (892-1778), DJ Funk The Casbah (456-7890), DJ Fusion, DJ Yochanan
  • North Howard Haunt

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & block and a half up from the Season Ticket, across the street from Blumenthal Uniforms, the sign for Larry's Bar & amp; Grill is lit for the first time in years. Most of the rest of Howard Street between

Music & Film

  • Fallen Idols

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & hristian Bland is entrenched in the past. Some might call this stubborn or out of touch. The guitarist and sometime vocalist of Austin's Black Angels, though, sees it differently. By concentrating on byg
  • Celluloid Psychosis

    by BRITTANY WILMES & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & keletal systems, forests of nerves and red-rimmed eye sockets become external body parts in Martha Colburn's short film "Myth Labs." Thorsten Fleisch's film runs just over four minutes, showing strip

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