How a Moscow couple plans to save the world
Zion Klos is a hydrologist wrapping up a Ph.D. at the University of Idaho. Lucy Holtsnider is a visual artist with a thick portfolio of multimedia creations.
Cars get us where we need to go — and they do a whole lot worse
It's been three weeks since it happened, and I still have blood marks on one of my notebooks and a spot in my chest that's sore from where I hit the pavement. I've been riding my bike in urban environments since 2003, swapping four wheels for two after getting fed up with paying for insurance, fed up with sitting in traffic and fed up with constantly having to stay sober so I could give rides to obnoxious drunk people.
Settle in for a podcast coming to life on stage
The old and new combine twice a month with the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, which plays out like a community news radio show reporting on the happenings of the tiny and crazily weird town of Night Vale. Created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the podcast is now going on the road to perform a new episode for a live audience.
Cat-wrangling, Hillvetica and Warhol's greatest hits
GAME | NEKO ATSUME is an iOS and Android game from Japan. "Neko Atsume" loosely translates to "Gather the Cat" and that's what you do in the game — you collect cats.
Distilled: A shot of life
Kevin takes the stage, no guitar in hand, a departure from most other performers here for the Bartlett's open mic night. His song may be a little off key, but it's honestly sincere and intriguing, with thoughtful, complex lyrics.
Ignite! is staging The Underpants, a farce that skewers fame, conformity and convention
When Ignite! first asked Kat Heath to direct The Underpants, comedian Steve Martin's adaptation of a 1910 German farce titled Die Hose, she was several months pregnant.
Get Lit!: Artists interpret two of the fest's featured authors in Spokane storefronts
It looks as if someone has just stepped away from this cozy-looking antique wingback chair with pink quatrefoil upholstery. A copy of The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields rests on the seat cushion, awaiting the return of its reader.
Get Lit!: Artists, writers team up to see old places in new ways; plus Alice, podcasts and poets
Get Lit! and Spokane Arts' collaborative exhibition during the literary festival is a community event, from start to finish.
Distilled: A shot of life
In a way, it's not unlike some tented church revival in the backcountry. A place for thick-waisted believers and drunks to find a moment of refuge and awaken their spirits with the fervent worship of words.
Get Lit!: A chat with Blood Will Out author Walter Kirn
Walter Kirn has penned countless essays, memoirs and novels. It's safe to say the strangest story he's ever written — truth or fiction — is Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade, where he delves into his relationship with a man he knew as wealthy East Coast elitist Clark Rockefeller, who turned out to be an imposter and murderer.
Get Lit!: Why three local romance novelists say their genre is for feminists; plus, up-and-coming authors
Rebecca Zanetti doesn't consider Fifty Shades of Grey a true romance novel. "That book is a small subgenre called erotica BDSM, and most romance books are nothing like that," says the author at the Spokane Valley Barnes & Noble last week, sitting not too far from the store's romance section, full of prominently displayed illustrations of bare backs, eight-pack abs and heaving bosoms.
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Both a church and a café, the Gathering House helps people coming out of poverty
Pastor Rob Bryceson got used to hearing the F-word in his church. "And I don't mean 'forgiveness,'" he says, laughing.
The Le brothers' Daybreak Café specializes in homey Vietnamese flavors
For Thomas Le and his brother Johnny, finding a worthy banh mi in Spokane was a frustrating enough exercise, they figured the only way to enjoy the Vietnamese sandwich was to make it themselves. Lucky for them, their Vietnamese mother showed them the way to create the tasty subs full of fresh pickled veggies, jalapeños and a variety of meats, and they used that knowledge to open the Daybreak Café on Ash Street nearly a year ago.
There's science behind the successful launch of North Idaho Cider
How many apples does it take to produce a 12-ounce glass of cider? Four, according to Greg Thorhaug, who did his homework before launching North Idaho Cider with wife Mara late last year.
Update: A move after half a century
On Valentine's Day, Studio K Bar & Grill moved from one South Hill strip mall to another and was renamed Studio K Bar on Regal. Serving stiff drinks and drafts to patrons for half a century, the bar mostly has been known as a karaoke hot spot.
Happy Hour Guide 2015, and Introducing the Drinkspotter
We like to hit the bars early here in the Inland Northwest. Need proof?
Happy Hour Guide 2015
For many establishments, happy hour is a chance to move vast amounts of mass-produced beers. While there's nothing wrong with that, there are other options.
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Week of April 23rd
Valley Costco Cashier Sexy Costco Cashier with the side shaved hairstyle. I saw you, I was looking for the shortest checkout to go through until i spotted you in a lane.
Week of April 16th
THE DREAMY AMR GUY You come into my work place PSJCC! Your transporting patient mostly new admits for us.
Week of April 9th
I SAW YOU Red Ford of Rage Me: Meandering down Argonne towards the freeway, trying not to get stuck behind the bus in my Suburban, quickly changing lanes to go around it, with at least three car lengths worth of room to do so.
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