• Issue of
  • Nov 21-27, 2002
  • Vol. 10, No. 6

News & Comment

  • News
  • Grape Expectations

    It all began in 1825 with a planting at Fort Vancouver in the southwest corner of our state. Almost 100 years later, wine grapes were growing in most areas of Washington, following the path of early French, German and Italian settlers. T
  • News
  • DVD Review - Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers is one of the greatest things ever made for television: a 10-episode miniseries chronicling Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. This elite rifle company landed in Normandy on D-Day, wa
  • News
  • Before The Boom

    If the past 10 years have been spent saving downtown Spokane, what will be the mission for the coming decade? If a cadre of downtown developers gets its way, the answer will be housing -- lots and lots of housing. Across the natio
  • News
  • Opening Films

    Die Another Day -- The James Bond pictures always seem from another time, or more properly, of no time at all, divorced from the era of the Ian Fleming novels and from the other movies of any given year. What's freshest about this instal
  • News
  • Bond at 40

    At the age of 40, James Bond's in the midst of a colorful midlife crisis, but at least in Die Another Day, partner-in-smirk Halle Berry can hold her own against Pierce Brosnan's increasingly craggy demeanor. While their interplay doesn't str
  • News
  • Now Playing

    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.A. Confidential) f
  • News
  • Letters to The Editor

    Save the Turkeys -- This Thanksgiving should provide welcome relief from the violence-ridden national debate over war on Iraq and terrorism. Unfortunately, many Americans will perpetuate the violence by giving thanks for their life, he
  • News
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff Brix -- There's a sophisticated new kid on the block on Coeur d'Alene's Sherman Avenue. Brix's interior has a warm cosmopolitan appearance with rich fabric and leather upholstery. Nooks in the walls showcase local glass art and original
  • News
  • Jinxed?

    Is it really possible that 40 years have passed since the first "Bond girl" graced a cinema screen? Forty years since Ursula Andress, playing Honey Rider, walked out of the Caribbean in that tiny white bikini and into the life of Sean Connery
  • News
  • Down With Polls

    I'm still trying to figure out who had a more wretched Election Night 2002, the Democratic Party or America's pollsters. While Democrats lost control of the Senate, they will live to fight another Election Day. Pollsters, on the othe
  • Comment
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Trouble in Paradise -- The unified front of stiff upper lips emanating from the River Park Square camp over the years is starting to crack. It had to happen. In a legal free-for-all that can accurately be described as fingers pointing in
  • Comment
  • Living Large, Coast To Coast

    From the beginning, Alien Crime Syndicate did everything exactly right. Singer and guitarist Joe Reineke formed the group in 1997 with bassist Jeff Rouse after the unfortunate demise of his well-loved and -respected previous band, pop-pun
  • Comment
  • In Brief

    FareStart in Town? -- SPOKANE -- People often ask whatever came out of the One Spokane Summit. Well, there's at least one person out there who's trying to do something about poverty. His name is Jeremy Street, and he's planning to open Sp
  • Comment
  • CD Review-Queens of Stoneage

    Capitalizing on the successful fusion of heavy fuzz riffage and modest pop appointments that characterized the band's year 2000, Rated R, Queens of the Stone Age have turned out a commanding new collection that appeals to the head as well
  • Comment
  • Busy Signal?

    Outside the first trailer in this West Spokane park, a couple of big dogs are chained up. One of them looks like a husky. As far as his chain reaches -- probably four feet -- the ground is flat and smooth. The other smaller dog sits on top
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  • Beyond Mario

    Every time America's economy has taken a turn for the worse, the field of popular entertainment has emerged as an economic success. It seems that when costs go up and salaries decline, people want to escape from reality. This was true du

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