Issue of

Aug 12-18, 2010

Vol. 17, No. 44

News

Comment

Culture

  • Pedal Power

    At the new Merkel BMX track, bikers soar like popcorn kernels — then crash like rag dolls.

    By Blair Tellers

  • Business as Usual

    The Spokane Shock advance to the Conference Championship over the Arizona Rattlers, surprising no one.

    By Dan Herman

  • Holy Water

    In a funny satiric novel, capitalism rapes countries even when it doesn’t mean to.

    By Michael Bowen

  • Happy Campers

    For the kids at Camp Goodtimes, getting away from it all means a lot.

    By Heidi Groover

  • It's Afrotastic!

    In Hairspray, all the girls — fat, black, unpopular — are pounding out a protest rhythm. And you can't stop the beat.

    By Michael Bowen

Food

Music

Film

  • Mad Men

    A TV show that revs up your engines with its fastidious attention to detail.

    By Blair Tellers

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    This flick has a bad case of the cheese touch.

    By Maryann Johanson

  • The Seven Deadly Exes

    You may not want to sit through Scott Pilgrim once, but if you do, you'll likely need to see it again.

    By Ed Symkus

  • FUBAR

    In trying to depoliticize war, Restrepo strips out so much context that it's hard to reach any conclusions at all. Is that bad?

    By Luke Baumgarten

  • Alpha Protocol

    Alpha Protocol blows its cover with fumbling espionage, clunky role-playing and loose, careless combat.

    By Marty Demarest

  • Boom, Boom, Groan

    AARP members can still kick ass. They're just sore the next day.

    By Ed Symkus

Special Guides

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band @ Spokane Arena

Thu., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
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