• Issue of
  • Dec 21-27, 2006
  • Vol. 14, No. 10

News & Comment

  • News
  • Fresh and Tasty

    German Gastronomy DINING German restaurants aren't as prolific as those of other nationalities in the Inland Northwest. There aren't rows of them like the Chinese eateries dotting Division Street. You don't find G
  • News
  • Nowhere Fast

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & his [doesn't] kill light rail,'' said Spokane Transit Authority board member Rich Munson, shortly before he and the board voted unanimously to halt Spokane's rail transit project and dissolve its steerin
  • News
  • Opening Films

    DREAMGIRLS Eddie Murphy's singing and acting as soul-rock star James "Thunder" Early shine even brighter than performances by the fictional girl group the Dreams (Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose) in this musical a
  • News
  • Hot News

    by Daphne Evitar & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you picked up the New York Times on Oct. 18, you'd have had little reason to think it was a particularly significant day in American history. While the front page featured a photo of George W. Bush s
  • News
  • Big Horse, Big Menu

    by Lauren McAllister & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & .F. Chang's China Bistro doesn't skimp on d & eacute;cor. The imposing and enormous concrete horse statue near the front entrance seems to indicate this restaurant wants to be taken seriously. Inside, P.F.
  • News
  • Letters to the Editor

    Bad Math My name is Sherrie Stradley, and I'm with Parents for Math Matters. I have a few points to make in regards to Gov. Gregoire's request of $197 million for math and science. First of all, she speaks of "world-class
  • News
  • Now Playing

    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
  • News
  • Buzz Bin

    Rap star 50 Cent was asked about his impressions of the shooting location for the upcoming film Home of the Brave. Hear what Fiddy said: "Have any of you been to Spokane, Washington, before? Try not to ever go to Spokane, Washingto
  • News
  • The Player

    & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & appy birthday, Castlevania. At 20, you've matured a lot. You still have the bland anime look you started sporting in last year's Dawn of Sorrow. It's an improvemen
  • News
  • His Name In Lights Again

    By William Stimson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & man was telling me recently about his visit to the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore, Okla. I looked it up on the Internet and read about a "nine-gallery museum with theaters, interactive TV, art and
  • News
  • DVD Review

    "No," the child replies, rubbing a forearm across her sleepy face. "Your husband is dead. Y
  • News
  • Recently Reviewed

    DAILY GRIND UPTOWN Owner Lauren Izenberg and her staff take pride in knowing their customers and giving them great service -- not to mention scrumptious food. With daily specials like chicken pesto panini, a tuna melt and a meatb
  • News
  • Book Review

    by Marty Demarest & r & Walt Disney by Neal Gabler & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & eal Gabler's hefty biography of Walt Disney bears an equally weighty subtitle: "The Triumph of the American Imagination." Despite the fact that Disney was a struggling st
  • News
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & We Are Marshall & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & hate films that pander to sentimentality. This is either because a) sentiment is a cheaper, easier thing to arouse in people than even anger or b) because it gets me every time. I
  • News
  • Today We Were Wolves

    ABOUT THIS CONTEST The winner of The Inlander's 11th annual Short Fiction Contest is John Nelson's "Today We Were Wolves," a story about a Gulf War vet who discovers his own capacity for compassion and for rage. This
  • News
  • Playing With Fire

    by Mick Lloyd-Owen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & lass: the silent instrument through which light sings its vibrant song. Found in nature as austere obsidian, it can be made as clear as a dewdrop, creamy white, rich hues of earth, or any color of th
  • Comment
  • No Man's Land

    By Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his time of year, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. But you could argue that Christmas really marks the birth of a subversive idea. The Golden Rule preached by Jesus -- do unto others as yo
  • Comment
  • Sound Advice

    Every week, we at Sound Advice try our damnedest to come up with insidery, pop-culture-laden puns to make into headlines that don't tell you anything. "Shoot the Gift" is perfect for a hip-hop show this time of year: a bit of old-schoolish
  • Comment
  • CD Reviews

    Nas Hip Hop Is Dead 4 Stars It's old news that Nas changed hip-hop in 1992 with Illmatic, a classic of epic proportions. Every album since has been hailed as one of two things: woefully lacking compared to Ill
  • Comment
  • Jack-Pot

    by Rick Anderson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he white ford pickup truck rolled onto a gravelly pullout next to Highway 97, about 15 minutes south of the Canadian border, and stopped, motor running. It was 7:20 pm on Friday, March 5, 2004, in the

Music & Film

  • Film
  • A Supremes Retelling

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & Dreamgirls & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the world of Broadway musicals adapted to the screen, Dreamgirls makes good on the promise of eye-popping splashiness and bigger-than-life performances. Immense production numbers featu

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