• Issue of
  • Dec 7-13, 2006
  • Vol. 14, No. 8

News & Comment

  • News
  • Buzz Bin

    We bought some bananas at the grocery store. They had stickers on them informing us that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was coming out on DVD two days later. So Mother Nature has become an ad flack, a marketing shill.
  • News
  • Fresh and Tasty

    Wine and Warmth CAF & Eacute; When the Gabel family bought the MCGLADE'S fruit store just off Highway 2 last year, they remodeled the space, adding a commercial kitchen, new display cases and comfortable caf & eacute; seating by th
  • News
  • Borowitz Report

    By Andy Borowitz & r & & r & Bush Unveils Sudoku Plans for Remainder of HIS Term & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & & lt;/span & President George W. Bush used the occasion of the recent NATO summit in Latvia to unveil an ambitious plan for the remainder of his term in o
  • News
  • Now Playing

    & & BOBBY & & Fact and fiction intertwine in writer-director-co-star Emilio Estevez's take on what might have been going on in guests' and workers' lives at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles during the hours preceding the June
  • News
  • Book Review

    & lt;i & Point To Point Navigation & lt;/i & By Gore Vidal & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & ore Vidal has had as many careers as any public intellectual might want: activist, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, expatriate observer and all arou
  • News
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & TONY HAWK's PROJECT 8 & r & For eight years, designers at the videogame company Neversoft have been trying to come up with something more interesting for me to do in a Tony Hawk skateboard game than skateboard. They've devised fien
  • News
  • Holiday Gift Guide

    To: Friends Gwen Twice-divorced and hates to be alone for the holidays Bridal Christmas Ornaments (Christmas by the Lake, Coeur d'Alene, $100) "Guess what?" she says, every time she meets som
  • News
  • DVD Review

    by Bob Grimm & r & & r & The Office: Season 2 & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the bonus commentary for the episode, "The Dundies," B.J. Thomas (who plays temp Ryan and has written a few episodes) notes that the second season of The Office was "less dark and
  • News
  • Recently Reviewed

    TECATE GRILL Like the Baja California town and beer it's named for, Tecate Grill offers a tropical-themed ambience and fun atmosphere. The food is a cut above most Mexican restaurants. You won't find refried beans, ground beef o
  • News
  • Take Two

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & APOCALYTO & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & el Gibson has some rough times ahead of him due to the idiotic remarks he made during his drunken bender. It's going to hurt when he realizes that all the positive reviews the film is going to
  • News
  • He'll Be Home for Christmas

    by Ann Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & heard the story within the first 24 hours of my initial visit to Spokane. "Bing Crosby grew up here, you know... Yeah, he lived over by Gonzaga. They've got a building on campus named for him, and a statu
  • News
  • Maas Appeal

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ocation, location, location. So the old saw goes. Businesses fail and succeed on the strength of their location. Well, tell that to the Maas family. Dennis and Janice Maas have been operating Europa Pizza
  • News
  • Irreconcilable Differences

    By Todd Mielke Mary Verner & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he citizens of the Spokane region trust that they will be protected from threats to public health. To uphold this public trust, state law has empowered local health officers with a list of po
  • News
  • Opening Films

    APOCALYPTO Mel Gibson's abhorrent behavior can't take away the fact that he knows how to make an epic film. This is set in a Mayan forest where a peaceful tribe is attacked by ruthless marauders who take prisoners. One man tries to
  • Comment
  • Dumpster Diving

    by Cortney Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he first indication I had that the Blakes were a little different from all of the other eyeliner-clad indie wusses I usually interview came pretty early in our conversation. "The other two dudes in t
  • Comment
  • Lost Signal

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & y the time this Inlander is in your hands, the airwaves may once again be humming with the sort of special programming KSPS-TV runs during its pledge drives. The Spokane-based public television station
  • Comment
  • CD Reviews

    The Game Doctor's Advocate 5 stars After The Game (Jayceon Taylor) dropped 2005's best hip hop album, The Documentary, the young Blood from Compton promptly tattooed a butterfly on his face (which he then covere
  • Comment
  • Freeholder Version 2.0

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the mid-1960s, King County's three county commissioners presided over a scandal-ridden government that had lost the people's trust. But they dug in their heels; even calls for reform from the L
  • Comment
  • Sound Advice

    Hardwave faves Flee the Century are doing dual CD-release concerts Friday before embarking on a long West Coast tour that spans Christmas (and takes them down to Juarez Mex, sketchily). Prago at 7 pm; Mootsy's at 9 on Friday nigh
  • Comment
  • Quick Hits

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & sych rock couldn't be hotter if it were simmering on a gas range in a port reduction, and VILLAGE GREEN sounds fit to pick up the mantle of posey decadence Black Rebel Motorcycle Club vacated when th
  • Comment
  • Still Krushing on Karl

    by Eric Boehlert & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y favorite article from the just-completed campaign season appeared in the Oct. 9 issue of Time, in which Mike Allen and James Carney wrote a detailed piece about why Republicans were not worried about

Music & Film

  • Music
  • Older Gods

    by Andrew Matson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f only one of Rock the Bells' four rap powerhouses were rolling through Spokane, it would still be a huge event. Amazingly, RtB has maintained touring lineups of major rap figures on the verge of becom
  • Film
  • Diamonds Are For Never

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Blood Diamond & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n a sense, director Edward Zwick has been making action films for the globally, culturally and historically aware since 1989's Civil War epic Glory. That's a lonely (and narrow)

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