• Issue of
  • Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2003
  • Vol. 10, No. 24


  • Local News
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff Basic -- An Army training session in a hurricane-swept Panama jungle goes terribly awry. People are dead, missing, refusing to talk, etc. Ex-Army Ranger John Travolta is called in to figure out what happened, but his new partnership with
  • Local News
  • The Real Deal

    What makes a landmark? This question has been much on my mind this week as news reports of targets and strategic locations filled the airwaves. All landmarks must have visual impact to make them stand out from the surrounding landscape.
  • Local News
  • Divine Madness

    This Friday night, the contemporary chamber ensemble Zephyr will present its final concert with its founder and artistic director Kendall Feeney. It will be, on one hand, a celebration of Feeney's dedication to modern music, and on the o
  • Local News
  • DVD Review

    Universal has just released the blockbuster horror film The Ring on DVD. And in an uncharacteristically generous gesture, they've also released the Japanese film on which it was based: Ringu. Both movies are decently scary. But while the
  • Local News
  • Simply MJ

    by Mary Jane Butters Fresh, uncooked foods are a vital part of good nutrition. Everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But grocery store apples can be tasteless and contaminated with sprays. Store-bought produce in general is road weary, havi
  • Local News
  • Buzz Bin

    Dancin' in Spokane -- Congrats and thanks to the Arena and WSU for bringing in the NCAA Regionals last week -- now that's what we had in mind when we built the new Arena! Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun, whose players hadn't even heard of
  • Local News
  • Basic Instincts

    John Travolta is ripped. Not as in being mad at anyone. No, he's in amazing physical condition -- trim and muscular, possibly the best shape he's ever been in for his new whodunnit--Army film Basic. He plays a former army Ranger and problem-so
  • Local News
  • Girl Trouble

    Western literature is peppered with the archetype of the Bad Boy. Whether he lopes into town on a dark horse or comes roaring in on a motorcycle, the Bad Boy's job is to stir up all sorts of trouble before being taken out by a hail of bulle
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  • Now Playing

    About Schmidt -- Jack Nicholson delivers a different-than-usual tour-de-force in this seriocomic road movie about a just-retired and just-widowed fellow who tries to make his aloof daughter see that she's marrying the wrong guy -- and get
  • Local News
  • War In Iraq - The Miniseries

    A few evenings back, I tuned into my least favorite network "talent," Dan Rather -- a man who has spent his entire career failing to measure up to the CBS standard-bearers, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. Anyway, I caught the ever-so
  • Local News
  • Witnessing History

    The images are at first incongruous: a river grown dark from too much blood in it, an old woman slowly creeping home with a window on her back, a lover's black slip as "cool as the hoped-for storm," a moment of heavy breathing in a taxi. Ar
  • Local News
  • Game Review

    by Marty Demarest Playing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker creates feelings that are reminiscent of nothing so much as Saturday morning cartoons: comforting in their simplicity, yet gesturing toward the complexities of life through motion and symbolism


  • Opinion
  • CD Review

    Back after a break from the music business (to take care of a few well-publicized legal matters), the King of R & amp;B, R. Kelly, has made a miraculous comeback with his new album, Chocolate Factory, which includes an entire bonus CD, Lovelan
  • Opinion
  • In Brief

    Location, Location, Location -- SPOKANE -- The expansion of the Spokane Regional Convention Center, which was approved by voters a year ago in May, is slowly moving forward. Now that the financing package seems to be coming together, the
  • Opinion
  • Appalachian Soul

    The Pacific Northwest may be on the other side of a continent from the birthplace of bluegrass music, but that doesn't seem to shake John Reischman & amp; the Jaybirds. Why should it? Since Vancouver BC-based mandolin master John Reischman fir
  • Opinion
  • God Talk

    Whose side is God on?" the caller wanted to know. Whose side is God on? I was a guest recently on local talk show where we were talking about religious rhetoric and how it has been used to lead America closer to the edge of war with Iraq.
  • Opinion
  • Embedded Images

    by Neal Gabler After days of watching the same images of the Baghdad skyline, a still life with the occasional eruptions of American missiles and thick billows of smoke, or of coalition troops rumbling through the desert, often in the grainy/greenish hues

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  • Best Of... 2003

    It's time to unveil the winners of our 10th annual Best of the Inland Northwest Readers' Poll.

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