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  • Sep 13-19, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 48

News & Comment

  • News
  • Bye, Bye Batboy

    by MAD DOG & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou'd think that with the long lines of people waiting to buy the new Harry Potter book the moment it was available that we live in a country of rabid readers. Yeah, right. If we do, it's only because people
  • News
  • The Player

    Rated Mature; PlayStation 3 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he moon is the only thing standing motionless in the night sky. Like an enormous glowing coin, it hangs surrounded by stars slowly rotating in the background. B
  • News
  • From Bad to Worse

    by ROCKY BARKER & r & & r & Welcome to the West's new world of fire. With six out of the last eight years among the worst 10 fire seasons since 1960, it is a world where every year is what we call a "bad" fire season. Or maybe it's the "indefinitely bad" seaso
  • News
  • Now Playing

    Two decades after a Ping-Pong prodigy loses everything at the Olympic Games, he's making a living showing off his paddle work at chintzy Vegas matinee shows -- until an FBI agent says he's needed for a "top-secret missi
  • News
  • Buzz Bin

    City of Spokane pools may be closed for the season (except for lunchtime lap swimming at Witter Pool through Wednesday), but kiddies can still cavort amid the spray pads and water sculptures at six city parks
  • News
  • Take Two

    by ed symkus & r & & r & 3:10 to Yuma & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he 50-year-old 3:10 to Yuma was a pretty good film: a rugged, personal Western about heroes and villains. It focused on the nasty villain, Ben Wade (Glenn Ford), and the would-be hero, Dan
  • News
  • Fall Arts Preview

    By Inlander Staff & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & aranac Art Projects and the Magic Lantern. The renovation of the Fox Theater. The Metamorphosis into the Bing. The prospect of a Mobius Science Center. New places to watch art being danced, sung, thro
  • News
  • DVD Review

    by bob grimm & r & & r & The Dark Backward & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in the day, I had a VHS copy of this strange movie. I would show it to friends who appreciated stuff that was "out there," and even they would give it a mixed reaction. Now, 16
  • News
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Spokane has a new prestige dining locale -- CHURCHILL'S STEAKHOUSE is now open in the former retail space that was Joel for many years. On a recent weeknight, the dining room was nearly full, with parties i
  • News
  • Book Review

    by Matt Ruff & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o judge Matt Ruff's novel Bad Monkeys by its cover, it's a bright and playful book that has delighted the likes of Neal Stephenson (The Baroque Trilogy) and Christopher Moore (You
  • News
  • Remote Possibilites

    (Mondays, 10:30 pm, HGTV) & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & verybody loves Ed Begley Jr. Sure, he may be of an older vintage (he first made his name on St. Elsewhere), but at least he's not signed up for Dancing W
  • News
  • Getting the Kinks In

    "No, let's try the handcuffs." Conversations at a rehearsal for a sex farce can raise more than just your eyebrows. Oh, stop. What I meant was: Talking with actors like K
  • News
  • Way Beyond Spunky

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & deceptive trailer can mislead moviegoers so much that they'll refuse to see what's actually a good or even great film. So to clear things up: The Brave One is not a remake of Death Wish, with a woman taki
  • News
  • Petraeus in D.C.

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & resident Bush, playing the role of huckster-in-chief, made a surprise visit to Iraq -- and, by doing so, managed to putrefy a serious situation under a wave of political expediency. His timing couldn't
  • News
  • Opening Films

    When she's beaten senseless, and a loved one is brutally murdered in a mugging, a New York radio show host (Jodie Foster) buys a gun and has thoughts of revenge running through her head. But this is smarter than your
  • Comment
  • Bomb Garden

    There's at least one person in this world who wishes Stone Temple Pilots (STP) could still sell out the Gorge. He sent me an angry letter. Joel Hartse's Download Festival article (Aug. 23 issue, page 35) ignited a rag
  • Comment
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here was a time when skateboarding was just a sport. (See also: snowboarding, wakeboarding, etc.) Now it's an all-inclusive lifestyle. Likewise, there was a time skate clothes companies just sold skate clo
  • Comment
  • A Uniter

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & round the turn of the millennium, singer-songwriter Connor Oberst was the quintessential splitter, a guy you'd either love or hate. But a recent string of artistic successes -- culminating in his latest
  • Comment
  • Helping the Homeless

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his was one of those events that really test political candidates. After all, what do two attorneys who live on the South Hill really know about being homeless? And how do you convince the profession
  • Comment
  • Point-Counterpoint

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ired 96.9 has been playing an awful lot of "Let It Roll" by Seattle rap group Steelo lately. Since corporate radio rarely, if ever, plays under-the-radar artists, that's odd. Weirder still, they'll be
  • Comment
  • CD Reviews

    Under the Blacklight 3 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne thing always used to happen like clockwork on a Rilo Kiley record: there would be a point at which all the impotent rage behind the cutesy pop would suddenly burst forth. Jenny Lewi
  • Comment
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 9/13 The Arena, Keith Urban, the Wreckers Big Easy, Volcom Tour: Riverboat Gamblers, Valiant Thorr, Totimoshi, Kandi Coded, DJ Graffix Bluz at the Bend, Tril

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