A historic downtown building comes back to life as Tamarack Public House
Upon entering, your eyes are swept up the red brick walls to the 18-foot fir ceiling mirrored by glistening walnut floors. There's a staircase leading to a lofted dining room sprinkled with chic details like rope trim, old-world lighting and art glass framed with hardwood.
Happy Watkins has delivered King's "I Have a Dream" speech hundreds of times. But at 73, he's finally slowing down
To great applause, Pastor Percy "Happy" Watkins approaches the stage at the Spokane Convention Center in a crisp tan suit. He's "back by popular demand," says Freda Gandy, executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center, standing at the podium to greet him.
Meet Tyler Harvey, one of the nation's leading scorers
Eastern Washington basketball star Tyler Harvey is challenging for the national scoring title, carries a 3.75 grade point average and seems to impress everyone with his genial personality and humble nature. Eagles coach Jim Hayford can't think of anything negative to say about Harvey.
Distilled: A shot of life
Booze ain't what it used to be, or maybe it's more what it used to be than ever. And it's everywhere — bottles set out in a Seattle boutique, for example, where you're invited to mix yourself a little something while trying to figure out what this store actually sells.
W. Kamau Bell's comedy is meant to make us uncomfortable, but also force us to use our brains. Over the course of a decade, the San Francisco-based comedian has built a career hilariously discussing topics that other comedians (and polite dinner parties) tend to pass on, such as racism, politics and religion.
FASHION | For years now, the Oregon Ducks have not only blasted opponents on the field, but they've looked way better doing it. Pre-Oregon, uniforms were too stodgy.
Local writer Sarah Hulse releases an emotional first novel examining the path to redemption and forgiveness
A few weeks into the new year, and the Inland Northwest's literary minds are already making it one to remember. This week — and just seven days before fellow Spokane author Sharma Shields' (see page 22) debut novel comes out — 30-year-old Sarah Hulse is releasing her highly praised debut novel, Black River.
The dark, yet oddly lovely world of local author Sharma Shields
Sharma Shields is in a bakery on Spokane's South Hill, bobbing a tea bag in her mug, looking to kill some time before her kids get done with preschool. Behind oval-shaped glasses, her eyes can burn hot, but the heat is offset by a recurring smile and stories that all seem to end in self-effacement and a sharp laugh.
A young artist pushes the boundaries of detail and time
Her activity in the arts community has been sporadic over the past year or so, causing some to maybe wonder if she's an artist in hiding. Devon Plopper hasn't had a solo show in Spokane since last spring, but the artist's most recent series of ink-on-paper drawings took nearly a year to create.
Distilled: A shot of life
With a plastic pitcher of torn red raffle tickets in hand, she gracefully flits between tables and greets new arrivals in an already packed brewery. "Would you like to enter a raffle for the painting I'll be doing tonight?
Hot rock, a cool rom-com and a tasty read
MUSIC | It's so punk rock, barely 32 minutes. Yet I'm grateful the new Sleater-Kinney album NO CITIES TO LOVE — the band's first in 10 years — is here at all.
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Noelle Otersen finds her passion with Euphoria Frozen Desserts
With her background in Romance languages, Noelle Otersen knows how to say "gelato" correctly. But she also knows how to make gelato.
At Sweet Mutiny, you can have your cupcake and the froyo, too
The trick was to make things slightly whimsical for kids, but not so much that the college crowd who flocks in for sugary study breaks would find it childish. So when Sweet Mutiny — a frozen yogurt and cupcake shop — opened in Pullman nearly three years ago, the owners settled on an eye-patched cupcake wearing a pirate hat to plaster on the wall and a colorful pirate ship built in surrounding the froyo handles.
Often an afterthought, salt is now getting the craft treatment
Of all the food trends to emerge in recent years, it might be hard to imagine that salt, the unassuming mineral that sustains the lives of humans and animals alike, could become fashionable. After all, humans have been utilizing salt as food, medicine and currency for thousands and thousands of years.
The growler store has finally arrived in the region
While the Inland Northwest has embraced its local craft beer industry, we've been a little slower to fall in love with the growler. You know the growler: the big jug that can fit 64 ounces of beer within its cold glass body.
Imbibe in the seasonal magic of more than 40 beers at the Lantern Tap House's Winter Beer Fest
The tent is going up again outside of the Lantern Tap House and that means one thing to those familiar with the South Perry District pub: a whole lot of beer is flowing. This time around, the tent is for the second annual Winter Beer Fest, the most recent beer event from the Lantern, coming on the heels of a packed fresh hop festival in the fall.
From shopping to cooking and cleanup, firefighters' shared meals represent tradition and teamwork
At Coeur d'Alene's Fire Station No. 1, there are 21 reasons shared meals matter. That's the number of staff, in shifts of varying duration, whose livelihoods depend on teamwork created — or at least enhanced — by sitting down and eating together.
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