Issue of

Aug 12-18, 2010

Vol. 17, No. 44




  • 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




  • 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


    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

Mandelstam @ Stage Left Theater

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