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A new arcade bar in Spokane brings video gamers back to the good ol' days
He loves shooting aliens and watching their bodies explode. "Don't come to our planet, assholes!"

To Be a Tree

Spokane's Heritage Tree Program recognizes the region's most prized arbor specimens
Nestled in the valleys of mountain ranges all around, the Inland Northwest is home to millions and millions of trees. Even within our metropolitan boundaries, they fill our parks, line the streets and shade our backyards.

WEB | Interactive History

Riverfront Park lovers gain an invaluable resource
We wrote a few weeks ago about an archaeological dig taking place in downtown Spokane's Riverfront Park as extensive improvements and additions to the 100-acre focal point of our city began. Ashley Morton, one of the archaeologists on site, mentioned that the study would culminate in a report not just on their findings; it also would include a comprehensive history of the park, dating back to the days when it was a gathering place for Native Americans.

For Your Consideration

Creative hip-hop history, gymnastics for your ears and Dinosaur Jr.'s return
TV | His subject is love. Love of life and self and others.

Little Shop of Arts

A new fine arts gallery in the Garland Business District brings local art to the forefront of the community
When the Garland District's longtime fine arts space the Tinman Gallery closed two years ago due to its owner's retirement, neighbors wondered when or if something else would come along to fill the role of a designated arts gallery. Earlier this year, someone did, as Spokane transplant and artist Kay West debuted the cozy Little Dog Art Gallery in a narrow retail space sandwiched between the Rocket Bakery and Groove Merchants record shop.

A Pressing Matter

Typebee Letterpress' Breanna White unites old-world printing processes with modern technology
Breanna White needed to work with her hands — anything more tangible than spending hours upon hours in front of a computer, anchored to the mouse and keyboard. One day she glanced an advertisement seeking a letterpress print shop intern.

The Goats Who Stare at Men

Scotchman Peak is known for picturesque views as well as cute, furry mountain goats — that may bite or gore you
At Trailhead 65, which leads to the top of Scotchman Peak, is a foreboding sign announcing to hikers that they're entering "Bear Country" and should take care to neither attract nor antagonize the potentially ferocious omnivores. But the animal that people around here are more concerned about isn't a large mammal capable of mauling hapless hikers.

KIDS' TV | Beat Bugs

Keeping the spirit of the Fab Four alive
Most children's television is awful, as any parent of a young child can tell you. For those without children, these shows feature some sort of brightly colored talking dog or cat, or maybe even both, providing your child 18 minutes of ostensibly educational viewing while you take advantage of the free time allowed by this on-demand animated nanny.

For Your Consideration

Twin Falls tales, delicious Donald tweets and new Final Fantasy chapter
ARTICLE | Earlier this year, Twin Falls, Idaho, made the national news when a rumor took on a life of its own. The story that circulated through the town concerned Syrian refugees sexually assaulting a young child.

Roll Out

The Route of the Hiawatha welcomes experts and newbies alike to bike a beautiful trail
Rolling into the black maw of a Montana mountain, the images in my head were of one Wile E. Coyote. Countless times I'd watched the Western native — far more acclimated to outdoorsy pursuits than I — go into a tunnel only to find his body pancaked by a train rushing through from the other side.

The Hero

When a debilitating disease tried to steal Steve Gleason's life, he fought back
Steve Gleason was a big deal here in the Inland Northwest back when he was blowing up quarterbacks and smacking home runs for Gonzaga Prep. His stature grew when he went on to Washington State and became an improbable star linebacker.

No White Flags

From humble beginnings, Gleason Fest 2016 has broken new ground
From the start, they didn't know if the event would continue. "Steve [Gleason] was there that first year," says Gleason Fest event coordinator John Blakesley.

Fighting on Film

Gleason is a raw and inspiring documentary that will rip your heart out
Gleason isn't a football movie. In fact, after the opening credits roll, there's almost no football to be seen.

Cultural Connection

Spokane welcomes a delegation of Italian students visiting from its newest sister city
"Good morning! Buongiorno!"

The High Road

Spokane's Scottish Highland Games celebrate culture, community
Brightly colored tartan, beefy men in kilts flinging iron weights with all their might, the plaintive lament of Highland bagpipes playing Amazing Grace. You needn't be Scottish to attend or even appreciate the Scottish Highland Games this weekend.

Arts | First Friday

A "Totem of Losers" among this month's gallery offerings
Peaceful Valley resident John F. Thamm's latest exhibit, showing this month at downtown Spokane's renowned Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, gets right to the heart of our current political climate. The collection of oil-on-canvas portraits — titled "Choice?"


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