Vol. 17, No. 52
The Ugly Campaign
When does a state senate race revert to the third grade? Answer: After $600,000.
By Nicholas Deshais
Reform brought many changes in America - especially for Native Americans.
Out of Focus
Dueling Senate campaigns seem to be focused on the wrong Washington.
By Dan Herman
Shooting From the Lip
When a sheriff’s spokesman misspeaks, what are the consequences?
By Kevin Taylor
God Hates Who?
A visit from the Westboro Baptist Church. Plus, old folks rock the vote.
By Daniel Walters, Kevin Taylor and Nicholas Deshais
The two liquor initiatives on the ballot are way more mysterious than they seem.
By Joel Smith
Democrats need to hold Republicans accountable next month.
By Robert Herold
A Stone Turned
Wall Street has a disturbing tendency to imitate movies.
By Ted S. McGregor Jr.
Why are multiple recordings of rarely performed symphonies made? So conductors can scoff at them.
By Michael Bowen
'Packing for Mars,' Mary Roach
Bodily functions. Weightlessness. Think about it.
By Tammy Marshall
'Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion' by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel
Preventing injustice, protecting individuals — William Brennan wasn’t just another empty robe on SCOTUS.
Energy drinks, sleep deprivation and Flash-like inking speed: dispatches from a 24-hour comic marathon.
By Tiffany Harms
Field of Drinks
How a Colfax farmer is becoming a moonshiner extraordinaire.
Conveyor Belt Cuisine
Restless entrees at Sushi Track Teriyaki Grill. Plus, Morning After Bakery teams with Neato Burrito.
By Blair Tellers
For those who eat homegrown food, there’s a solid option for meat.
By John Brandon
A lot of local acts released albums in the past month. We put on our headphones.
By Leah Sottile, Jordy Byrd, David Rey and Azaria Podplesky
It’s tough to pin down Astronautalis. Which is kind of the point.
By Jon Brown
Portland’s Strength plays disco like it never went out of style.
'God Willing & The Creek Don’t Rise,' Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs
Ray LaMontagne conjures a sound you've heard before — and that's a good thing.
By David Rey
Interpol's bright lights are about to go out.
By Seth Sommerfeld
If all you need for your movie is one great actor, you can skimp on the set.
By Maryann Johanson
Sid Meier's Civilization V
In Sid Meier’s Civilization V, the fighting is fussier than before, but the oversight of empire is easier than ever.
By Marty Demarest
Knocked Up plus a screaming baby minus Seth Rogen plus that Transformers guy equals this mess.
By Ed Symkus
A Moving Picture
Like Dandelion Dust is a powerfully emotional film — even if you played it on “mute."
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Ka-ching! That’s the sound of Congress being run on free-market principles.
What’s to come after Michael Scott’s farewell tour?
Three Men and a Neighborhood Italian Joint
Two great local Italian eateries, three peckish writers and six mouthwatering entrees.
By Nicholas Deshais, Jacob H. Fries and Chris Bovey
There Is a Season
In order to source locally and cook regionally, Anna Vogel’s new restaurant will change with the seasons.
By Kevin Finch
Turkish-born Raci Erdem made his name
on Mediterranean joints with American
monikers. He’s about to become a two-state mogul.
By Carrie Scozzaro
This little piggy went to Santé …
and became like 17 different kinds of
By Luke Baumgarten
Drink Forecast: Dark 'n' Stormy
Prepare for nippier days by kicking up your own rum squall.
By Anna Vodicka
Nourishing a Passion
Chef/owners are like overburdened jugglers, but Sandpoint’s Peter Mico still finds time for Downward-Facing Dogs.
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Bundle up and grab a beer — the Gonzaga vs. North Carolina game is hitting the big screen at the Pavilion in Riverfront Park
By Dan Nailen
Mayor David Condon balanced the budget, cleaned the river and led the city out of recession. But then he got re-elected
By Daniel Walters
Politicians avoided the Superfund scarlet letter for Lake Coeur d'Alene, but with a tourism empire now at stake, leaders want to tackle pollution
By Samantha Wohlfeil
You'll never guess what Condon believes his biggest mistake was. (OK, it's the stadium thing)
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