• Issue of
  • Aug 23-29, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 45

News & Comment

  • News
  • Stuck in Iraq

    by LAURA ONSTOT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & taff Sgt. Daniel Dierickx completed three tours of duty in Iraq with the Air National Guard by the age of 23. Back home in Klamath, Ore., he is working toward a degree in aeronautical science. He contin
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  • Now Playing

    The Harlequinization of Jane Austen? Becoming Jane doesn't go that far. In fact, while the movie takes license with some hints from Austen's life, it's also a reminder that unrequited love can fuel some affecting prose
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  • Recently Reviewed

    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 or
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  • Images That Flow

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & hotography is an oft-used, versatile tool with power to inform, persuade and invoke a range of emotions. Consider Ansel Adams' stunning 1930s depictions of the Sierra Nevada or Dorothea Lange's iconi
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  • Take Two

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Becoming Jane & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Harlequinization of Jane Austen? Not quite. Becoming Jane risks sentimentalizing the love life of a plain woman who lived a quiet life, but it avoids excess while having something t
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  • Torture in Your Name Too

    by TIM CONNOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he best and worst summer job I ever had came to me 33 years ago courtesy of the Panama Canal Company. I got to drive through American military bases and Royal Palmed neighborhoods in an authoritative whit
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  • DVD Review

    & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here was a time in my wayward youth when I fell deeply in love with the special features on DVDs. It didn't last very long -- exactly one afternoon, actually. In late '99
  • News
  • Buzz Bin

    For once, the Washington State Librarian isn't rapping our knuckles or shushing us. Instead, Jan Walsh has selected nine Spokane-related books for her official summer reading list, including crime books by J
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  • Remote Possibilites

    (Showtime, Mondays, 10 pm) & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he climax of Weeds' second season was so shocking I had to re-watch it to make sure I didn't miss something. A standoff? Seriously? Season One ended with our drug de
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  • Borowitz Report

    By Andy Borowitz & r & & r & Giuliani's Wife Married to Romney & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he wife of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani plunged the 2008 G.O.P. presidential contest into controversy today by revealing that she is also married to
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  • Welcome to Spokane

    by DALE ROLOFF & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane likes to think it's unique. We have the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament and one of the world's largest individually timed road races. We even have the nation's largest torchlight Arme
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  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Any kid will tell you: There's always room for dessert. Sandra Burnett caters to the kid in all of us with Sandy's Sugar Shack in Sandpoint's newly remodeled Cedar Street Bridge (fo
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  • Book Review

    by Pat Shipman & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & he was a slut, so she must have been a spy. In the hysterical waning days of World War I, illogic like that put Mata Hari in front of a firing squad. And when you need to blame
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  • Opening Films

    A kid who worships his mother and never knew his father learns some unsettling secrets about both. His father was killed by a mafia group of some sort and, in order to save his mom (who, wielding dual pistols as in
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  • Fresh and Local

    Stories by PAUL K. HAEDER and ARI LEVAUX & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo years ago, at a Spokane conference about "peak oil" and the outlook for the world oil supply, more than one speaker predicted that agriculture would become more local. Becaus
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  • Steelhead Sermon

    by CARRIE SCOZZARO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & omeday they will tell the story of Salmon Pilgrim, the lady who paints fish -- coho, steelhead, sockeye -- with lifelike and life-giving intensity. They'll talk about Eileen Klatt, a woman whose Inland
  • News
  • The Player

    Rated Mature 17+; PlayStation 2 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ukari's egg-shaped head -- topped with swipes of auburn hair and punctuated by caramel eyes -- is almost as large as the gun she stic
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  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t always seemed like Sebadoh would make the best soundtrack to a cough syrup bender. Lethargic, churning riffs and Lou Barlow's bored moan were mind-blowingly languid. Too bad they broke up before I was old
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  • Shortages in WA and ID

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Washington Army National Guard has about half the gear it's supposed to have to be fully operational, a spokesman says, although it still has enough equipment to respond to typical seasonal crises, s
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  • Down With the Hugeness

    by JOEL HARTSE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n rock music, hugeness -- as an idea -- can mean a couple of different things. A band can be huge as in widely popular, huge as in the Polyphonic Spree. A band's music can also be huge, seeming to occupy a
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  • Lost Charm

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & , for one, will miss our North Idaho Gothic scene out there on the Rathdrum Prairie and environs: serious gun-toters, Trilateralists, JFK conspiracy buffs, the chronically unemployed, rumors of strange
  • Comment
  • Overworked?

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin has to stop and count when she is asked about the committees on which she serves as a representative of the council. "There's the STA [Spokane Transit Author
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  • CD Reviews

    Challengers 3 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he fourth album from this Canadian indie super-group is pop-perfect. Mid-tempo songs and spot-on harmonies make Challengers utterly listenable. And that's the problem: The New Pornog
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  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 8/23 Big Easy, Tyrone Wells, DJ Graffix The Blvd., Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy Blue Spark, DJ True 129 Bluz At The Bend, Cary Fly Bottom's Up (8
  • Comment
  • Bomb Garden

    Remember DRM? It's OK if you forgot -- the record industry is screwing consumers in so many ways, it's tough to remember them all. Here's a recap: When you buy digital copies on, like, iTunes, they're prot
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  • Trash Truth

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ike Noder won't be elected Spokane's next mayor -- he didn't finish in the top two in this week's primary -- but he's getting a gift that may please him even more: an independent audit of the Spokane R

Music & Film

  • Music
  • 10 THINGS

    by JOEL HARTSE & r & & r & 10. Modest Mouse is better than ever. Some people say that on their latest album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Ever Sank, Modest Mouse has gotten too poppy, but those people obviously hate fun. Modest Mouse has expanded from a trio t

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