Issue of

Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2009

Vol. 17, No. 7


  • Dollar Pinching

    Spokane's new efficiency program has found quite a bit of fat — some $800,000 worth

    By Daniel Walters

  • Re-Entry

    It takes a whole community to help a soldier heal

    By Kevin Taylor

  • Change or Die

    As Spokane County has become more urban, its government has been given a choice: Reform or go under.

    By Nicholas Deshais

  • Shooting the Gap

    Can the city ever fix its $7 million general fund rift?

    By Kevin Taylor

  • Verner's Ride-Along

    Mayor Verner takes a trip into Spokane’s heart of darkness; plus, tuning up democracy and hunting down wolves

    By Kevin Taylor





  • Same Place, New Space

    Empyrean’s sprinkler problems are out of the way — but will its new location just pose a host of new problems?

    By Leah Sottile

  • Son From Utopia

    Zappa Plays Zappa is no tribute band — it’s a spot-on supergroup.

    By Jon Brown

  • "Tiny Dots," Yarn Owl

    Pullman’s Yarn Owl is like a nice young gentleman – the kind you’d bring home to meet mom. That's both good and bad.

    By Seth Sommerfeld


  • Not Amèlie

    Audrey Tautou has found a character to finally end the typecasting. Nice for her, but what about us?

    By Marjorie Baumgarten

  • Trip the Dark Fantastic

    Anderson’s animated retelling of Roald Dahl’s story isn’t fluffy or cute, but it’s utterly real

    By Maryann Johanson

  • Saving CNN

    Almost 30 years after its creation, Ted Turner's ground-breaking network is rusting in fourth place.

    By Ted S. McGregor Jr.

  • Ink

    If all low-budget fairy tales were this good, blockbuster makers Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro would be out of a job.

    By Tammy Marshall

  • Tekken 6

    A flashy, feverish, single-player fighter designed to do decent battle on the online arcade.

    By Marty Demarest

Ivan & Alyosha w/ Atari Ferrari @ The Bartlett

Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
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