Finding Solid Footing

Finding Solid Footing

Local radio personality Molly Allen has written a new play about ending and mending relationships
In one San Francisco apartment, private anxieties and suspicions have pushed a couple to the verge of breaking up. In the place next door, a grandson is setting up a wireless music system for his grandfather, but the high-tech device is only causing the generation gap to widen.

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TV | Amazon Comedy

The online-shopping giant is an unlikely home for serious laughs
Little did I know when I signed up for Amazon Prime a few years back to save cash on shipping gifts to far-flung relatives that the online-shopping giant would become the producer of some of the most eclectic, emotionally riveting TV sitcoms anywhere. The thing is, calling Amazon shows like Transparent, Catastrophe or the just-released Fleabag "sitcoms" seems almost a denigration of those shows — and I love a good old-fashioned 22-minute silly comedy as much as anyone, having grown up on the likes of Cheers, The Simpsons and The Cosby Show (may our fond memories rest in peace).

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For Your Consideration

Ozzie's radio show, fantasizing football and Rainier's new brew
PODCAST | Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has never shied away from media attention. The three-term Republican sheriff is quick to call an afternoon press conference when issues of public importance pop up and never afraid to speak his mind on all things law enforcement.

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Exploring Identity

The city of Spokane Valley wants to create its first public arts master plan
At 13 years old, the city of Spokane Valley is going through an identity crisis. And just like any teenager rapidly coming into their own, the city is turning to the arts in an effort to express what kind of city it really is.

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Ride Ben Burr

A railroad line turned bike trail is finally nearing completion
They've been talking about it for about 20 years, and now the Ben Burr Trail project is finally complete. Mostly.

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Worth Remembering

An Aryan Nations exhibit is designed to showcase North Idaho's triumph over hate
The bullet hole in the rusted-out car wheel isn't huge. It would be easy to miss if it weren't for the white tag attached, dated August 3, 2000: "Admitted In Evidence."

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THEATER | Beauty and the Beast

A Disney classic comes to life on stage
Adults certainly aren't immune to the charms of a good Disney musical, but the basis of their enjoyment is likely to be very different to the qualities that tickle children's fancy. In the case of Beauty and the Beast, a 10-year-old might walk away giggling at the clownish interplay between suave Lumière and anxiety-ridden Cogsworth, whereas parents might find themselves humming the evocative title ballad long into the evening.

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For Your Consideration

NBC finds some funny, Angel Olsen's killer return and The Ringer rises
TV | Do you long for the days when a Thursday night comedy on NBC was worth your time? Well, there are some signs of life as the second season of SUPERSTORE returns to the Peacock on Sept. 22 at 8 pm.

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Opportunity Gnaws

Z Nation didn't just bring zombies to Spokane — it's proved that the city can support a vibrant film industry
On a sweltering, late-August afternoon, a group of gun-toting men and women, clad in flashy garb ranging from military-style getups to tattered overalls, gather under the Monroe Street Bridge. There, on this day, resides a makeshift shelter from the zombie apocalypse, where humanity's heroes have assembled to hatch their species-saving plan.

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America's Sweethearts

A touring show brings dozens of elite-level gymnasts to Spokane this month, including Rio's "Final Five" women's team
From Rio to Spokane, next up for the U.S. women's gymnastic team is an energetic tour across the country to show off their gold medal winning skills. Kicking off on Sept. 15 at the Spokane Arena, the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions offers a sampling of the Olympians' high-flying skills in an exhibition-style format reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil's flashy, acrobatic shows.

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FOOTBALL | INSIDE THE UPSET

How Eastern Washington took down the WSU Cougars
In last week's Football Issue, we spent a lot of ink discussing the near-mythic collegiate careers of two of the nation's most heralded wide receivers — Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp and Washington State's Gabe Marks — as both enter their senior year. When the two faced off on Saturday in Pullman, there was an expectation of statistical fireworks.

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Food & Drink

Bigger Beer

The Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival is a sign of how far we've come
There are several metrics by which we can measure the brewing explosion that has taken place in the Spokane area over the past half-decade. We can talk about the number of new breweries, or the emergence of growler stations and beer bars.

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By the Numbers

North Idaho Cider changes ownership focus, adds to cider line
North Idaho Cider may have fewer partners since the departure of two founding members, yet the numbers look good, say remaining owners Jeff Selle, Keith Allen and Matt Peterson. In the past year, they have nearly quadrupled their cider offerings from two to seven and doubled the places carrying their ciders.

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A Sweet New Start

Sweet Annie's finds a niche in the Inland Northwest
F or some, there is no higher feeling of accomplishment than finding success in New York City, but for Coeur d'Alene native Annie Stranger, starting her own business back home has been just as sweet. Stranger worked as a graphic designer in New York for nearly 10 years, returning to the Inland Northwest to live closer to her family and friends.

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Power Play

Crafted Taphouse + Kitchen scores big with adjacent Victory Sports Hall
The new Victory Sports Hall is a win-win. For sports fans, Victory offers a stepped-up sports bar serving the same lineup of food and beer that have made neighboring Crafted Taphouse + Kitchen a popular hangout since opening in January 2014.

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For What Ails You

Remedy finds a neighborhood feel on the South Hill
A lot of people drove by the long-closed dry cleaner at the far south end of Grand Boulevard and figured that it was a damn shame that the historic building was sitting empty in an otherwise flourishing area of the South Hill. Over the years, Matt Goodwin was one of those people, but he and his partners took it upon themselves to actually take the leap.

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Battle of the Bites

Restaurant Wars aims to celebrate Spokane's food culture
It's not hard for Kris Kilduff to picture the culinary celebration he has in mind for Restaurant Wars. As the creative director of a Los Angeles-based advertising agency, he's seen firsthand how cities across the West exalt their respective food cultures through all manner of tasting events and festivals.

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I Saw you

I Saw You

Week of September 22nd
In the Inlander story on youth homelessness It was your story of family rejection because of your sexual orientation that broke our hearts. We just want you to know that we are here for you if you ever want to reach out.

I Saw you

I Saw You

Week of September 15th
Fall Fest Sandpoint Fall Fest, Sandpoint- You: Newly purchased beanie and a quick introduction as Karen as I was running to the bathroom. Me: Blonde hair with a blue SnapBack on.

I Saw you

I Saw You

Curly blonde You driving the black suv with the cutest smirk I've seen in awhile was amazing. Panda Bear Shadle I saw you at the Wellesley Panda express Tuesday night 8/30...very intrigued, love your smile and eyes!!

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