• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 6-12, 2008
  • Vol. 16, No. 4

News & Comment

  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & MADAGASCAR 2: ESCAPE TO AFRICA & r & & r & The adorable lost zoo animals are still lost in Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa. They're trying to get to Manhattan via a crashed plane they've fixed up, but you can guess how that goes. (LB) R
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & APPALOOSA & r & & r & The Robert B. Parker book that celebrates loyalty and friendship -- and dangerous good guys versus despicable bad guys -- in the Old West was directed by and stars Ed Harris as a lawman for hire who comes to the town
  • Write On

    by LAURA HAMBY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & urn on the evening news. Between the lighthearted analyses of the lead-based paint coating the walls of your perfect -- albeit foreclosed -- home and the child molester who lives within walking distance of
  • DVD Review

    Chaplin & r & & r & by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & iopics suffer from the simple problem that, at the end of the day, they have to be about some person's actual life, and reality rarely follows the classic cinematic plotline. Our lives
  • Planning Our Future

    by PAUL K. HAEDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & lanners looking to move their profession and their clients toward a sustainable future continue to desperately block out the words drawn from Scottish poet Robert Burns: "The best-laid plans of mice a
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Fable II & r & Rated Mature; Xbox 360 & r & 4 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & NTERVIEW SUBJECT: "The Hero" of Fable II & r & & r & ME: Have you lost weight? & r & & r & HERO: Yeah. I was eating too many pies for a while. Then I thought
  • Blue Crush - 2008 Election Results

    by JOEL SMITH, TED S. McGREGOR JR., KEVIN TAYLOR, DANIEL WALTERS, NICHOLAS DESHAIS, JACOB H. FRIES and JAMES HAGENGRUBER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t says something, perhaps, about the historic nature of this year's election that Barack Obama's
  • Buzz Bin

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Her Name Rings a Bell & r & & r & While Americans lined up to vote this week, Canadians (who had their own big election last month, peeps) welcomed the nation's new dominion carilloneur: Dr. Andrea McCrady, who moved to Ottawa from Spok
  • Take Two

    Role Models & r & & r & by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & couple of slacker guys are partnered in a dead-end job. They visit high schools together, where one of them gives an anti-drug pep talk while swigging from a can of their company's prod
  • Book Review

    by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & Watchmen & r & by Alan Moore & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & atchmen isn't a comic book. Sure, it looks like one, what with all the pretty pictures and feats of derring-do. And the characters seem awfully comic-booky. There's Ro
  • Remote Possibilities

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & The Colbert Report & r & & r & (Comedy Central, 11:30p, Mon-Thurs) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rt, it turns out, can also imitate idiocy. Case in point: Stephen Colbert, who may be in the middle of the longest-running sat
  • Bird Dissonance

    by GREG PRESLEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he world of nature meets the world of civilization and refinement in this weekend's Spokane Symphony concerts (Nov. 8-9). & lt;a href="http://www.sibelius.fi/english/index.htm" target="_new" & Jean Sibelius & lt;/
  • Choking the Spaceman

    by ELIZABETH STRAUCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & on't expect Matthew Gray to divulge much. Or give you a straight answer right away. It's likely that if you ask him what a "magic Christian" is, or where he got the inspiration to write his Lucy-in
  • Run, Rabbit

    & & by ROBERT HEROLD & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he unexplained bill of almost $300 turned up on the credit card that our college student son has in his possession. Mom put in a call: What gives? Well, seems it was the cable hookup bill for th
  • CD Reviews

    & & DAVID BYRNE AND BRIAN ENO & & & & & lt;i & & r & & r & Everything That Happens Will Happen Today & lt;/i & & & & & & r & & r & 4 STARS & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & ecades after their last collaboration, David Byrne and Brian Eno offer 11 tracks of such understated
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Cater Leaves Casbah & lt;BR & & lt;BR & It came out like an afterthought, or a footnote: "BTW - I resigned at the Casbah," Ben Cater wrote me on Oct. 27. About 10 days after the much-ballyhooed club had opened, its much-ballyhooed booker had
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith the election finally over, let's take a look at the media's winners and losers. It was an odd season, as David Letterman and the ladies on The View dished out some of the toughest interviews.
  • Blue Crush - 2008 Election Results

    & & by JOEL SMITH, TED S. McGREGOR JR., KEVIN TAYLOR, DANIEL WALTERS, NICHOLAS DESHAIS, JACOB H. FRIES and JAMES HAGENGRUBER & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t says something, perhaps, about the historic nature of this year's election that Barack O
  • The Meaning of Swing

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & legendary musician (Duke Ellington, for those keeping score) wrote once, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." The expression has become a clich & eacute;, but it's acceptable three days out of the
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 11/06 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Big Al's, DJ D-Ates Bluz at the Bend, Riverside R & amp;B Bottom's Up (892-1778), DJ Funk Calypso's Coffee, Mike Ed

Music & Film

  • Holiday Movie Preview

    & & by JACOB H. FRIES, LUKE BAUMGARTEN, TAMMY MARSHALL, TED S. McGREGOR JR., MICHAEL BOWEN, NICK DESHAIS, DANIEL WALTERS, ANN COLFORD and JOEL SMITH & r & & r & Slumdog Millionaire & r & & r & & & Dec. 5 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n early Oscar favorite, t

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