• Issue of
  • Nov 7-13, 2002
  • Vol. 10, No. 4

News & Comment

  • News
  • Wonder Boy

    I am not a fan of hip-hop. I still refer to it as the death of melody. And you'll never find me listening to a CD of angry "music" by Eminem. Okay, it feels better to get that off my chest. Because 8 Mile, a film about hip-hop and starring E
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  • Archenemy

    Novelist James Thayer says that the ideas for stories come "sailing at you from nowhere." The metaphor works to explain his previous thriller, Force 12, which centered on a billionaire's racing yacht, but it doesn't fit his latest book,
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  • War and Puppies

    There's this often-repeated joke about how the Capitol Steps got their start. Asked by their boss, an Illinois senator, to put together a Christmas show, they would have drawn their actors from Congress but "couldn't locate three wise men
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  • Buzz Bin

    So You Wanna Be a Writer? -- We know you're out there. The deadline for The Inlander's 7th Annual Fiction Contest is Friday, Dec. 6. The winner gets published in the Dec. 26 issue, plus fame, fortune and a $100 Auntie's gift certificate.
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  • Opening Films

    8 Mile -- There's a reason that Eminem is so popular on the hip-hop scene: He's good at what he does. And he's also quite good, it turns out, at acting, here playing a slightly less edgy version of himself in director Curtis Hanson's (L.
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  • Letters to The Editor

    Thanks to Candidates -- I want to thank and acknowledge the many community resources and media that have made a concerted effort to host candidate forums, interviews and articles about the 2002 candidates. This goes a long way toward e
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  • Twenty Years in the Making

    You've gotta love the title Inland Craft Warnings. It brings to mind such old sailor adages as "red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky at morning, sailor take warning," and "mare's tails and mackerel scales make tall ships take in thei
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  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff Lindaman's -- Perched at the top of Grand Blvd., Lindaman's offers sophisticated-but-comforting caf & eacute; fare. A glass display case contains all the salads, entrees and desserts. Salads and pasta dishes are sold by the pound and vary in pric
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  • Broadcasting

    It's getting to the point where I would pay to hear Tom Stratton, Tony Ludiker and the three Clemonses -- Diana, Dave and Sandy -- sing whatever they want: Alan Greenspan's diary, Allstate's actuarial tables, football scores from the BBC. O
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  • Now Playing

    Auto Focus -- Director Paul Schrader's look at the life and dark times of Bob Crane -- the man who starred in Hogan's Heroes -- is aided by a spot-on performance by Greg Kinnear in the lead. But the story itself is continually fascinating.
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  • Learning From Jimmy Carter

    As I reflect on the Mayor's continuing political travails, some comparisons with our most recent Nobel Peace Prize winner come to mind. Jimmy Carter failed as a president because he sought always to do what he thought was right but proved
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  • The Real Deal

    Transience is a fact of 21st-century life. People travel across the state or across an ocean regularly for business or pleasure. Many of us find ourselves a continent away from our childhood homes, as jobs and lifestyle choices pull us f
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  • An Un-Miserly Meal

    The Thrifty Scotsman is one of those great, locally owned independent drive-ins that gets most everything -- including big juicy burgers -- so exactly right in terms of quality, price and friendly service that it puts every big chain burger
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  • Book Review - Blue Shoe

    Let me start by saying that I am a fan of Anne Lamott. Her essays and memoirs have made me giggle and weep, and it would not be an overstatement to say that at certain moments in my life her writing has given me the wisdom and the humor I
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  • DVD Review - Y Tu Mama Tambien

    It's clear from the opening moments of Grave of the Fireflies that this is an animated film unlike any other. It begins in a post-WWII Japanese train station, where a young boy has died, slouched against a cold pillar. Concerned primaril
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  • Holiday Film Preview

    With the fall film season firmly in place, and oddball items such as Jackass: The Movie raking in the bucks, while neat little comedies like Welcome to Collinwood barely avoid straight-to-video status (it actually opens this week). So what's
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  • Simply MJ

    QUESTION: I love your magazine! Do you have any ideas for eating out? This always ends up being a problem for me. -- A fan, Georgeann Cheney, Stillwater, MN MARY JANE: One important reason to eat organically grown foods is the effec
  • Comment
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    $360 million -- That was the price of the new Seahawks Stadium in Seattle. Three -- as in one field goal -- was the number of points the Seahawks scored against the Redskins on Sunday. Yes, the new stadium is as cool as they come, but has
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  • CD Review - Hello From Waveland

    With its debut album, Seattle's Hello From Waveland has brewed up a warm and inviting batch of vintage late '80s guitar rock tunes that effectively summon the fuzzy ghosts of Uncle Tupelo and Telepathic Surgery-era Flaming Lips without so
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  • In Brief

    Blast off at the Davenport -- SPOKANE -- It's here again, the area's young and hip business networking and technology fair, Launch Pad 4.0. This time, it's filling up the Davenport Hotel on Friday, with an event focused on venture capital
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  • Going With The Status Quo

    Washington Initiatives and Referendums -- Despite screams from commuters and businesses in King County, Washington state voters affirmed that they wanted fewer taxes. Referendum 51, the gas tax that was devised by
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  • Jimmy Jazz

    Jimmy Heath has enjoyed a 50-year music career in which he's shared the performance stage with everyone that matters -- from Diz to Monk to Coltrane to Davis. He's also a devoted educator and has conducted workshops and clinics for jaz

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