Sneak Peek: Picture Perfect photo essay; racial equity; retail comeback; crickets as food; and new movies!

The latest issue of the Inlander is hitting newsstands today. Find it at your local grocery store and hundreds of other locations; use this map to find a pickup point near you. You can also read through the digital edition here.

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Jerry W. Kayser photo
In the center of new issue, you will find a photo essay celebrating the underappreciated beauty of the Inland Northwest, found by local photographers in fields of canola, graffiti-marked underpasses, forlorn trails and more.

• Also this week: we explore the “bold” racial equity resolution adopted by Spokane Public Schools last week, we review the much-anticipated new films from Spike Lee and Judd Apatow, and we check in how retail businesses are evolving in our new world. Finally, we dig into Spokane’s new cricket farm — yes, crickets are what’s for dinner.

Sheriff Knezovich decries “cancel culture” after the axing of controversial A&E cop reality series Live PD. MORE

School districts should expect to open in the fall for in-person instruction, says the state schools chief. MORE

You may think you’re caught up on all the shows, having been stuck in lockdown for months with nothing but a remote and your own existential dread, but no — there’s always more (TV, that is … well, existential dread, too). MORE

Since March, some of us at the Inlander have finally been able to log time into some of our favorite games. Some are indie classics that continue to stir our imaginations (like the appropriately plague-themed Pathologic 2). Others are major releases you’ve no doubt heard of before (Doom Eternal). All of them we highly recommend. MORE

London rapper KSI’s debut solo album, Dissimulation, is as diverse as his own career. MORE

Newly announced Bark, A Rescue Pub merges dining out with local animal adoption services. MORE

From Dr. Matt Thompson in the latest issue of Health & Home: “During these unusual times of isolation, when we're all doubling back to learn new ways of interacting, I think we can learn a little from Mr. Rogers. Let's use our imaginations to discover new hobbies, or rediscover old ones. Let's find ways to encourage creativity and play, as well as to develop compassion and trust. And let's try to define some borders between working, learning, relaxing and resting. Along the way, it can't hurt to watch some more original episodes of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.” MORE