• Issue of
  • Aug 1-7, 2002
  • Vol. 9, No. 42

News & Comment

  • News
  • East of Aebelskivers

    East Sprague is not known for either its charm or its picturesque qualities. And as we navigated its car lot-, pawn shop-, abandoned mall-infested length in search of the Old European restaurant, we were both ravenous and a little nervous.
  • News
  • A Place for All of Us

    The first thing Leonard Bernstein scrawled across his copy of Romeo and Juliet -- the source of Arthur Laurent's book of West Side Story -- was "an out-and-out plea for racial tolerance." For him, the essence was less about locating a soul
  • News
  • The Festival at Twenty

    Take one sleepy mountain town nestled beside a gorgeous glacial lake, add two weeks of foot-stompin' toe-tappin' ear-pleasin' music, and you've got the makings for a sure bet in summer entertainment. That was the plan 20 years ago, when
  • News
  • Game Review - Warcraft 3

    Warcraft III is the world-of-computer-games' blockbuster, generating approximately $225 million in orders before it even hit store shelves. Part of its success is because Warcraft III is a real-time strategy game - one of the most popula
  • News
  • Signs of the Times

    I haven't seen the first two, barely released films by the writer-director with the hard-to-pronounce last name. But among his later hits (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) and now Signs, I can easily say that he's three for three. Yes, it's hat
  • News
  • Letters to the Editor

    Bring on the Art - As usual I appreciate The Inlander's consistent commitment to the visual arts. The multi-faceted examination of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) and its new curator was great ("Arts Advocate, 7/1
  • News
  • Playing in the Park

    The poster for this year's Art on the Green event says it all: a grass-green woman -- she could pass for Bride of the Jolly Green Giant, in fact -- grins at the viewer with the unchecked glee of someone who's just danced her butt off in publi
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  • Following Lewis & amp;amp; Clark

    How many people do you know who are spending the summer traveling from St. Louis to Seaside, Ore. -- by bicycle? "I have never done anything like this before, and I never even knew this world existed," Sue Fischer says. She stopped long e
  • News
  • Opening Films

    Full Frontal - Or, Spaz, Lies and Videotape. Full Frontal may be the most indulgent, pretentious thing I've ever seen or some kind of giddy, larky masterpiece. (It may well be both.) Originally titled How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire, Full Frontal throws
  • News
  • Homeland Security

    The Beltway folks in the know are now predicting that by the fall we will see a bill creating the Homeland Security Agency. What should worry all of us is just this: It is quite possible that the country could end up with more bureaucracy
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  • Perfect Memories

    He's retired now, living the good life at his custom-built home on Hayden Lake with wife Corrine and memories that will last forever -- not just for him, but for generations of American sports fans. Yet Don Larsen was a rather ordinary pi
  • News
  • Restaurants Recently Reviewed

    Jimmy D's - Jimmy D's has a new logo and name -- Stonegrill at Jimmy D's. The innovation? Each of the special plates has an inset of volcanic granite that is heated to 750 degrees. Upon this rock is your choice of beef or seafood, just seared on the outsid
  • News
  • Buzz Bin

    You Moscow to This Theater - The Idaho Rep ended its 49th season this weekend, but not before denizens of the Bin were able to catch two of the four shows. The Marvelous Wonderettes -- four women singing oldies tunes strung together by th
  • News
  • Mo' Mo' Mo'

    Cheerful blues sounds like an oxymoron, but that's just the niche that Keb' Mo' has carved out for himself. After a long musical journey from Los Angeles to the Mississippi Delta, with a brief detour into Martha Stewart's world -- he wrot
  • Comment
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    But the Meetings Run on Time - Some reporters from those other print publications have butted heads with the Public Facilities District's new committees, which are holding closed-door meetings on convention center expansion details. We h
  • Comment
  • CD Review-Dave Matthews

    Fans of Dave Matthews -- and there are tons of 'em, just check out his three sold-out shows at the Gorge for proof -- know the band's musical saga of the past few years well. After Before These Crowded Streets, Dave and the guys star
  • Comment
  • News In Brief

    Sustainable Science Center? - SPOKANE -- Public-private partnership carries the scent of controversy in Spokane, but while lawyers are mediating on River Park Square, another presumably more amiable partnership is crystallizing. The Spoka
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  • Catch the Train

    Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, didn't use the words "identity crisis," but in a way that's something the band faced when its current CD, Drops Of Jupiter, arrived in stores last year. To many people, Train at that point wasn't known s
  • Comment
  • Eyes on the Prize

    A new city means new government, and that means more news coverage, especially from print publications. The region's two newspaper titans are looking from their respective headquarters over to a potentially huge core of readers, advertis
  • Comment
  • Lyons Den

    Tracy Lyons is a woman poised seemingly on the brink of breakout success. Her debut CD, Surrender, has slowly been inching up the adult contemporary charts, and its first single, "Love Hurts," has been getting plenty of airplay across the c

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