A young artist designs for the Spokane Symphony by day, and paints tiny artworks by night
There are always words. Sweeping serifs and ribbons of text flow across Marina Gulova's creations.
Are you ready for this year's community reading party?
Anthony Marra's latest collection of short stories is framed as a mixtape, with chapters sectioned into "Side A," "Side B" and "Intermission." One can't help but notice the diligence in Marra's weaving of themes and characters, his careful framing of history and the painstaking creation of connective tissue between each surreal story.
A Piece of My Heart explores the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War
Although A Piece of My Heart is deliberately and inextricably embedded in the Vietnam War era, it's tough — almost impossible — not to view Shirley Lauro's 1991 play about women in the war zone in the strange context of the present. Beyond the doors of Stage Left Theater, the presidential election is morphing into a referendum on institutionalized sexism, and the hashtag #RepealThe19th is trending as an unfunny misogynist joke on social media.
Why, after all this time, we're still infatuated with the Boy Who Lived
Under a starry night sky they played witches and wizards, the good and the bad and the somewhere in between. The new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had just come out in script form, and for four magical summer nights in a row, Eric Moe's family hosted a reader's theater in their Spokane backyard, with friends and relatives tackling various roles.
Design help, deep talk and handy coffee carrier for the clumsy
SITE | CANVA is a free platform that allows you to choose what type of graphic you want to design: social media posts, documents, blogging and eBooks, marketing materials, social media and email headers, events or ads. From there, you pick what design you like and customize it.
Welcome to the Inlander fashion issue
Over the past few weeks of working on this fashion issue, I've had to grapple with why we put certain clothing on our bodies. At its most basic, we wear clothes because we don't want to be naked.
How those selecting the clothes and accessories coming to the Lilac City have learned to work with a more casual clientele
Spokane likes to wear casual clothes, even to work and the symphony and high school graduations. Neither men nor women like getting too dressed up, say local boutique owners, wholesalers and buyers.
A Spokane leather bagmaker has gained a national following
In the backyard shop at Teddi and Tyler Cripps' southeast Spokane home, the rich, earthy scent of leather permeates the air.
Annessa Smith has made Spokane her permanent home and inspiration for her blog, even while traveling the world
Three weeks ago, Annessa Smith found out that her small family was moving again. Her husband had been asked to join a German hockey team at the last minute, and that meant packing up their bags quickly and leaving their South Hill home behind.
Five updated women's trends for fall and the freezing months beyond
Jeans Yes, we have to discuss this American fashion staple, because you need to know your options.
Spokanite Joel Barbour has survived, while his casual-wear clothing company has thrived
Joel Barbour doesn't remember the crash. Waking up four days later in a hospital bed, he had to be told that his motorcycle was damaged beyond repair by a car, that eight of his ribs were broken and a titanium rod had been installed in his leg.
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A new gastropub finds a groove in Moscow's growing culinary scene
Decked out with stylish seating, exposed brick and concrete and a large bar shaped to highlight a long line of taps, Tapped Taphouse & Kitchen in Moscow is settling into its niche after its first year. With entrées in the $10-to-$15 range, familiar yet adventurous appetizers and a craft beer list that focuses on brewers west of the Rockies, Tapped owner Joel Cohen was looking to fill a gap between cheap eats and pricey dining rooms.
Perry Street Brewing went big at the Great American Beer Festival
At the awards ceremony for the Great American Beer Festival — the biggest craft beer celebration in the country — it's best for brewers who've entered their creations into the contest not to get their hopes up. At least that's how Perry Street Brewing owner and brewer Ben Lukes went into it.
You'll want more than just one slice
A pple, cherry crumble, coconut, chocolate peanut butter, huckleberry cheese and their two most popular — crème brûlée and sour cream lemon. Name a flavor and The Pie Hut probably has it, with roughly 50 fresh-baked pies by the slice ($3.75) or whole ($13 to $15) daily.
Inside the pie-centric world of local writer Kate Lebo
Kate Lebo and I sit at her kitchen table, under a framed Ladies' Home Journal magazine page. Set within a shopping story, opposite a giant ad for a coffee pot, is one of Sylvia Plath's first published poems.
The new Kabob House packs its menu with Middle Eastern flavors
"Big" is the name of the game at the new Kabob House Mediterranean Grill in Spokane. It's true with the food, as sandwiches arrive with generously overstuffed pitas and dinner plates full of delicious Greek rice and salad underneath the entrées.
South Hill Grill recaptures some of Maggie's old spirit, adds new twists
Owners expect some turbulence when opening a new eatery, especially one in the same spot as a defunct old favorite, so Cory Ehrgott knew there would be challenges in bringing his own vision to life in the former location of Maggie's South Hill Grill. What he couldn't predict, though, was the March fire next door at Studio K Bar & Grill just a couple of months after he bought the place and started renovating, adding a bar, installing a garage-style roll-up door and expanding the patio.
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Week of October 20th
North Spokane YMCA Two weeks ago on a Friday afternoon we were talking in the hot tub after you went swimming and before I went to swim laps. Should have gotten your name and number.
Week of October 13th
Be my Polar Bear You are the handsome white haired gentleman at the credit union in the grocery store. Every time our eyes meet I can feel the attraction.
Week of October 6th
For The Last Time Over a month ago...We are geographically closer than we've ever been yet we've never been further apart. I think of you everyday, pray to God you and your kids are ok and try to work through the range of emotions any day brings.
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