• Issue of
  • Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2001
  • Vol. 8, No. 41

News & Comment

  • News
  • Simian summer

    There must be some sort of rule in moviedom that says not to mess with the classics. No space will be taken up here with the long list of films that have been revisited but shouldn't have been -- thankfully, today's discussion goes in the othe
  • News
  • Writing the rails

    One of my jobs," says New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson, "is to make you forget what time it is. This is, after all, escapist fiction. It's something to take you away." It's a job that Pearson has been doing now for 14 bo
  • News
  • The Seahawks descend

    Yes, it's that time of year again. Without even the slightest hint of autumn in the air, it's still not too early for sports fans to utter the most beautiful words in all of sport. No, it's not the WNBA playoffs. We're talking NFL football. Th
  • News
  • Byrne-in down the House

    In the course of recording his new solo CD, Look Into The Eyeball, David Byrne realized that he had written some of the most melodic and accessible music of his career. It was a thought that unnerved the multi-talented songwriter/performer
  • News
  • Citizen's critique - Legally Blonde

    Okay, you don't see guns, bad slapstick, a big make-out scene or spaceships, and you won't hear offensive language or "dumb blonde" jokes. What you will get here is surprisingly funny; sorority girl gets dumped by Harvard-boun
  • News
  • Disney does Broadway

    You remember the story, the old fairy tale about discovering inner beauty and being transformed by the unconditional love of another. You remember the movie, Disney's tale of a plucky heroine, fearful villagers and talking teapots. Now ma
  • News
  • Letters to the Editor

    We tend to have the morality and mores of "the norm," enforced with legislation instead of outreach. A heroin addict is seldom helped by drug laws, instead he be
  • News
  • Animal instincts

    Tim Burton is the kind of person whose meanings are perfectly clear, even if he seldom finishes a sentence. On Monday in New York, after having only just finished inserting last-minute special effects into Planet of the Apes, the 41-year-ol
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  • Dancers & amp;amp; Drummers

    As long as there have been Native Americans in the Inland Northwest, summertime has been powwow season. Though the times have changed a lot, the heart and spirit of the powwow is still the same. "It's about our children
  • News
  • Idaho's one-party peril

    These days, we have to look mighty hard to find Democrats in Idaho. George W. Bush got upwards of 70 percent of the vote, and even in the 1996 GOP national debacle, Bob Dole made off with nearly 60 percent -- and that was with Ross Perot i
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  • Zevon's keeping on

    The annual two week-long celebration of music known as the Festival at Sandpoint is distinguished for exposing Inland Northwest residents to exceptional artists in an open-air setting that is intimate, casual and breathtakingly beautiful.
  • News
  • Art on the mind

    Most people in the Inland Northwest know that Coeur d'Alene's annual Art on the Green festival is one of the premier places in the region to see fine visual arts and crafts and to hear local musical performers. But the Citizens' Council
  • Comment
  • Local briefs

    Profiling policy SPOKANE -- The Spokane Police Department recently adopted a new policy aimed at stopping any racial profiling. Tonight, as part of the yearlong process of shaping the new policy, there will be a public meeting at East Cent
  • Comment
  • Breaching is back

    Last week, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott reopened the breaching of the four lower Snake River dams issue. Thought to be a dead issue with George W. Bush in the White House, McDermott, a Democrat, submitted a bill to study, and conditi
  • Comment
  • Comeback Mode

    The biggest, most successful cult band in the world lives. DEPECHE MODE, the godfathers of synth-pop who were largely responsible for making doom-and-gloom danceable, industrial accessible and S & amp;M fantasies palatable to teen middle Americ
  • Comment
  • CD Review - Various

    Chances are you've never heard of Oxford American magazine ("the Southern Magazine of Good Writing," as it's called on the cover), but you have no doubt heard of John Grisham. Fabulously wealthy from his string of bestsellers, the

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