"Force of Attraction" reflects Larry Ellingson's fascination with light, sound and making art with unusual stuff
When Larry Ellingson was 16, his music instructor admonished him, saying he would look back on his life and realize he was the proverbial jack-of-all-trades, master of none. Ellingson's response?
Distilled: Crying in our beers
The fix is in. By the time Leslie Lowe, KHQ TV's always bubbly weathercaster, starts her story, people are primed.
A great read, a helpful comic and fresh hops abound
BEER | In the Dining Out section of this week's paper, you can read about Paradise Creek Brewing's Alpha Madness IPA, just one of the local FRESH HOP BEERS currently pouring throughout the region. This seasonal brewing style uses whole, wet hop flowers in the brewing process, making for a very aromatic and tasty beer.
A man in Chewelah says he can communicate with Sasquatches and aliens, and also find water in the ground
In Chewelah, there's a man named Kewaunee Lapseritis, his first name Apache for "he who travels in search of knowledge and brings that knowledge back to his people." He's a social scientist and anthropologist, and also a master dowser who says he's helped more than 100 people find water.
A Chattaroy father-son team's search for Noah's Ark takes them to the top of Turkey's Mt. Ararat
"Basically, without being overly dramatic, from the time you get up there, you're experiencing a slow death."
For its eighth arts showcase, Terrain continues to outpace itself
In striking contrast from one year prior, the air inside the 120-year-old Washington Cracker Co. warehouse is tinged with the woodsy scent of fresh sawdust in place of a musty, mildewy musk.
A few standout shows from the expansive Visual Arts Tour roster
We've arrived in October, the busiest time of year for the arts in Spokane — as it should be, considering October is Create Spokane Arts Month. Kicking off the slate of extraordinary events throughout the city is the biannual Visual Arts Tour, a self-guided explosion of exhibits in art galleries, restaurants, wine bars and pretty much anywhere else with some open wall space.
Get to know one of the best worst movies ever made
The 1980s was an epic time for movies considered so bad, they're actually good — you know, in an ironic way. It was pretty easy to fire up the ol' VCR and fill your weekend with a steaming, smelly pile of Gymkata, Rhinestone and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.
Hip-hop meets classical, winning comic book TV and a quick payback
TV | Is it just me, or is Hollywood recycling superhero movies more than cardboard boxes? Well, if you want to get your comic-book television fix without seeing Hugh Jackman with knives in his hands, check out the Fox hit GOTHAM.
The Wyeth family is home for the holidays and in for a surprise in the Modern's Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities is said to take its title from a traffic sign along Interstate 10, a highway that leads out of Los Angeles and passes close to Palm Springs, the sunny resort town where the play's events unfold over the course of a fraught Christmas Eve.
Riverfront Park transports visitors to an authentic Chinese cultural experience during the Lantern Festival
Giant orange koi fish and lotus blossoms in rich gem hues are resting in the afternoon sunshine inside Riverfront Park. A cluster of pandas — actually an "embarrassment," the term for a grouping of China's beloved bear species — with oversized heads and expressions of surprise and elation are stiffly basking on their backs and sides, their outstretched front legs frozen in open embrace.
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The Moscow Farmers Market has a history of helping local food businesses gain traction
With the last of the molasses ginger cookie batter mixed, Connie Rosendahl starts collecting her baking supplies before returning the kitchen to its rightful owner. Rosendahl's business, Sisters Cookie Company, has shared the oven and counters at a pizza shop in downtown Moscow a couple of mornings a week for a year.
Scotty's Doghouse is a pub built for its neighborhood
With a yellow exterior and athletic-themed stickers on the windows, Scotty's Doghouse, the newly opened sports bar near Gonzaga, is everything it seems it would be — and a little bit more. Owner Scott Wilburn's passion for skiing inspired the bar's sports theme, and with nine TVs, it's nearly impossible to walk in and not catch some sort of sporting event playing.
Bernd Barrel fills a social void in Sandpoint
Back in 2007, Sandpoint was awash in wine bars, including Coldwater Creek's second-floor sanctuary located above its downtown retail space. Shoppers could pop up to the sleek room, renovated to the building's near-original 1900s brick-and-timber quality, order a glass of excellent wine, and enjoy the upper-level view.
Making cider on a fine autumn afternoon on the Palouse
When it comes to fall traditions, I favor the kinds that result in something delicious ending up in my belly.
Piccolo Artisan Pizza Kitchen wants to stay true to Italian traditions
Not all pizzas are created equal. At least that's what Piccolo Artisan Pizza Kitchen wants to show the Inland Northwest by using traditional Italian cooking methods to create their gourmet pies.
A few tempting beers from the Inland NW Craft Beer Festival
For the second year, the Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival is taking the field at Avista Stadium, the home of the Spokane Indians, for a two-day celebration of our region's brewing industry. As the craft beer scene has grown, so has this festival, which now takes place over the course of two days (Friday and Saturday) and includes 31 breweries from the state of Washington.
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Week of October 8th
All American hottie I saw you getting gas on September the 11th at the Fred Meyer on Thor and Freya. You were driving an '88 Suburban and everything about you screamed red blooded American.
Week of October 1st
To the girl 7 years ago from Ferris High School I don't recall the exact year, but you were the first stranger there to take the initiative to get to know me, when I had been an increasingly reclusive target for bullying for over 6 years. I recall you first asked if I was insane, and I said I was.
Week of September 24th
Let's Do It Again We met today 'on the street'. I must say the conversation with you, although brief, was by far the most stimulating conversation I have had in too long!
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