Nostalgia for the '80s remains in hyperdrive. Why does the era's pop culture still resonate?
I'm standing thigh-deep in a wave pool at the Mandalay Bay Resort's fake beach in Las Vegas, nursing a $9 Bud Light alongside revelers dressed in clashing beachwear or '80s-centric period costumes — bandanas, shredded jeans, Madonna-style bustiers. It's after 10 pm, but still hotter than 100 degrees on a mid-September night.
Gonzaga's hit Ancient Roman exhibition is a look into the past and the capability of the university's museum
For the past few months, Gonzaga students and visitors to the campus museum have been able to get the sort of intimate look at life in Ancient Rome that typically requires a flight around the world. And a curious Spokane community has turned out in droves to take advantage of this incredibly unique opportunity.
It's the final Spokane art stroll of the year
The final First Friday event of 2016 includes a special event to unveil and dedicate a new sculpture commemorating and honoring women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Commissioned by Spokane philanthropist and YWCA Spokane supporter Debra Garrett, the cast bronze statue by Spokane-based, Hungarian-born artist Ildikó Kalapács is titled Refuge.
Miranda blows up, Bill blows smoke and Blaine goes beyond magic
TV | If you can get through the first episode of HATERS BACK OFF! without feeling too weird or depressed or embarrassed for fictional people, you're going to laugh your way through this new Netflix series.
Local theaters embrace the holiday spirit with new and classic productions staged through December
The season of Santa, snowmen and sparkling lights is upon us, and with it comes a bevy of appropriately themed offerings from all the region's live theaters. From Dickens' classic Christmastime tale to a show based on true events during World War I, the following productions should get everyone fully immersed in the holiday spirit.
Scenes from UW/WSU game in Pullman
By halftime of the 109th Apple Cup, some of the Cougar faithful who'd come to Pullman hoping to see Washington State win their way into their first-ever appearance in the Pac-12 Championship game were already heading for the exits. Washington came out quick, scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter to put themselves up 28-3 and didn't look back.
A look at the road to the biggest Apple Cup in a long, long while
There have been seasons when the road to the Rose Bowl ran through the Apple Cup. There have been potential national championships on the line when the Cougars and Huskies meet.
When your sense of safety is violated without warning, learning to trust the world again takes more than personal faith
Today's trail report: a grandfather with his young grandson, a woman walking her dog, a middle-aged bearded man (headphones on, smiling), two large hawks. All strangers, all friendly.
The battle of the sexes, on the page and on the screen
In its latest move to gain a better foothold in the online streaming "television" market, Amazon last month released a new series dramatizing the real-life experiences of female journalists at Newsweek, who in 1970 legally challenged the institution's unequal treatment of women. Good Girls Revolt, a 10-episode series available to Amazon Prime subscribers, is based on events chronicled in former Newsweek writer Lynn Povich's nonfiction account, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.
A tweet-happy politician, Westworld podcast and new depth from Duke Evers
TWITTER | MICHAEL BAUMGARTNER uses his Twitter account (@VoteBaumgartner) just like any other Republican, Coug-lovin' Washingtonian. When he thinks of a funny joke, he tweets it.
An eclectic dark comedy at Gonzaga draws on The Simpsons to reflect on the notion of stories
A group of young men and women is gathered around a crackling oil-drum fire. They're engaged in a rapid-fire discussion as they piece together an episode of The Simpsons — "Cape Feare," as it happens — from the animated series' fifth season.
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An exploration of the very different kinds of pizza crust found in Spokane
If you happened to live in the Italian city of Naples in the 18th century, you might have witnessed the invention of one the most beloved foods of all time: pizza. Originally, it was a meal for the working poor who often didn't have kitchens, or sometimes even indoor living spaces.
Artisan cider and mead come together at Solace in Kendall Yards
You're going to learn something when you take a seat at the bar of the cozy Solace Mead & Cider, tucked off the main drag in Kendall Yards. You'll learn that Twilight Cider Works creates a drier, less sweet style of cider, and there's a good chance that Hierophant Meadery is going to give you your first taste of mead.
How a gearhead's love of beer resulted in V Twin Brewing Company
When Barry Black first attended a liqueur-making class put on by the Spokane Parks Department more than a dozen years ago, he didn't expect to develop a passion for brewing beer. In that class, Black learned how to make a few different types of brandy and Irish cream.
Locally owned 777 offers a different approach to the cook-it-yourself pizza
As a youngster, Scott Hodgkinson remembers moving a lot for his family's construction business. Now he and wife Kayli are back in the Inland Northwest, serving take-and-bake pizzas, catering to other people on the move.
You know what you want to cook, so here are some drinks to go with Thanksgiving dinner
Whether you're sticking with the classics or trying something less traditional, it's always a good idea to branch out in what you're drinking along with Thanksgiving dinner. I caught up with Matt Dolan, who handles all things beer and wine at Rocket Market, and Kristi Gamble, a cocktail and spirit consultant, for a few tips on what to pair with your feast.
We went in search of different ways to enjoy your chili
We could find no state or local statute preventing the serving of chili during the warmer months, but this spicy stuff typically only gets respect come fall and winter. As we begin to hanker for a bowl of chili during these short and chilly days, our staff went out looking at how local restaurants use chili on their menu.
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Week of December 1st
Looking for Honesty If you were the gentleman that hit a man on his bike on Progress and Broadway (crosswalk at Progress Elementary) Monday evening Nov 21, approx 6 pm, you were kind enough to stop and check on him, but did not share any information for him to contact you back. Be honest and contact us for insurance info, his jaw is most likely broken and he does not hold medical insurance.
Week of November 23rd
In the places between wrong and right I've been a mess without you, without your guidance. I can't help but to overreact from the thoughts i have in my head, from where my mind strays in the night.
Week of November 17th
Northern Quest Casino Monday morning November 7th My husband and I stopped for a minute to say hello to one of the security guards that we have run across the few times we have been out there. You were with him this time and had a very calm demeanor and shy, handsome smile.
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