The Globe returns with new owners and new everything else
The green-and-maroon sign towering over the corner of Division and Main marks a business that was a home-away-from-home gathering spot to many locals for 14 years.
Into the heart of the NCAA tournament over three days in Seattle
It's Sunday in Seattle and the afternoon service is underway outside KeyArena.
The Gonzaga women make a Cinderella run that brings them to Spokane for the Sweet 16
They had no business being there.
How one still-evolving artist learned not to be constrained by conventions
The look on Brian Houghton's face when he opens the door at Stella's Café on a Saturday morning is guarded yet curious. Or perhaps he's just tired.
How cute is too cute?
With Clue: The Musical announcing a sold-out run before opening night (an extra show on April 11 at 2pm had been added just before press time), audiences have already decided it's worth seeing. The critic thus becomes even more superfluous than usual — a quality he could claim to share with this stage adaptation of the Parker Brothers board game.
Indie-pop, catching up with Spader and arena-sized comedy
ALBUM | It's been three years since Welsh indie-pop artist Marina Diamandis — better known as Marina and the Diamonds — has dropped an album, her most recent release being Electra Heart in 2012. Her newest compilation, FROOT, while a definite direction change from her sassy, in-your-face previous work, is worth a listen.
Co-headlining comics bring sparring perspectives to the same stage
After spending decades making the rounds of the comedy club circuit, the world of strip-mall venues, shady club owners and sparse crowds far from home can lose a bit of its glamour. That leaves most mid-career comedians with some serious decisions to make.
Kevin Pangos started his career at Gonzaga shooting the lights out. He hopes to end it by leading a team to greatness
After his first game in a Gonzaga uniform, Kevin Pangos was told to shoot more. That's your role, head coach Mark Few told the slim, clean-cut and cool-eyed kid before the Bulldogs headed onto their home floor to face Washington State.
The parallels between the careers of father-and-son hoop stars Terry and Parker Kelly are eerie — and enlightening
Last year, it was the Stockton show, as David Stockton finished off his Gonzaga career with his dad, John, up in the stands. This year, the sequel has been just as exciting, as Parker Kelly winds down his days in an Eagles uniform with his hoop-star dad, Terry, cheering him on.
The region's hot-shooting little brother hopes to turn some heads
Eastern Washington has been begging for national attention this season. First, the Eagles started a game at 8 am on a Friday in mid-November, ensuring the designation of hosting the country's first college basketball game of the season.
Gonzaga's women had to wait to hear they were in the NCAAs, but they ended up with a decent draw
As team name after team name appeared on the screen during Selection Monday, the Gonzaga women's basketball team sat patiently, hoping theirs would be next. Suddenly, the women jumped up screaming and hugging each other as GU was announced as an 11 seed in the Spokane region, securing their spot in the 2015 NCAA tournament.
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A forced relocation was an opportunity for Madeleine's to hone its style, food and service
Last Monday morning, a blue-framed sandwich board declaring "open" in white chalk was quietly placed on the sidewalk along west Main Avenue. It only took a few days for loyal customers of the French-inspired bakery and cafe to spread the news — Madeleine's is back.
Seed libraries increase plant diversity and encourage growers to share their garden's bounty in the tiniest form
It's the longest lending period the library allows, and for one of the most unusual items patrons can check out. Displayed on a table between the children's and adult book sections, the gray card catalog unit looks like a throwback to the past, but not because the library is going back to a pre-digital checkout system.
Tap into Sandpoint's new Neighborhood Pub
What was once John and Tullaya Akins' Little Olive Restaurant is now Neighborhood Pub, and the couple has taken their original beer list to a whole new level. While sports décor has replaced photos of Santorini villages and hummus has given way to burgers and mile-high nachos, the 100-plus beer list is now six levels of epic adventure called the Beer Club — it's sort of like Fight Club meets Super Mario.
Sweetbox Delivery brings the baked goods to you
Clay Cerna is usually out of bed by 12:30 and in the kitchen by 1:15 or so. Note: those times are both am.
Caffé Affogato brings Italian-style coffees to Saranac Commons
Growing up in Iran, Shahrokh Nikfar spent his afterschool time at the neighborhood coffee shop with his friends. "I grew up in a culture of tea and coffee," says Nikfar.
2 Loons and 21 Window are taking different paths to distilling excellence
While anyone who's started a business can tell you about the education earned from the process, Trisha and Greg Schwartz literally got schooled in their effort to create 2 Loons Distillery. Inspired by a bottling party at Dry Fly Distilling a few years back, the couple started researching what it would take to open a distillery of their own.
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