Edward Albee's classic <i>Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?</i> goes in the round

Edward Albee's classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? goes in the round

Thinking of theater in the same terms as spectator sports might not always stand up to scrutiny, but for a play like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the reasoning is a little more sound. Although George and Martha, the middle-aged married couple at the center of Edward Albee's 1962 play, never land an actual punch, they subject one another to an unrelenting barrage of abuse, the goal of which appears to be to leave their adversary not just defeated but wholly, utterly broken.

Stormy Does Spokane

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The Wall Street Journal reported last week that a lawyer for Donald Trump, the president of our great nation, doled out $130,000 to a former adult film star named Stormy Daniels right before the election. They had had an affair, it was alleged, and Trump was buying her silence.

With more Gonzaga players heading to the NBA, the "mid-major" moniker doesn't quite fit

For Gonzaga and its men's basketball program, the progression of players to the National Basketball Association is as good of a sign as any that the program is far bigger than their mid-major moniker. The Zags have seen three of their players — Kelly Olynyk, Domantas Sabonis and Zach Collins — drafted in the lottery over the last five years.

Slimy spittoons, new First Aid Kit tunes and more things you need to know right now

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MASTER OF THE LOW END "It should be mandatory for every politician to learn an instrument.

The turmoil and temptation of the Twitter age is breaking my attention-deficit brain

Odysseus had a tightly tied rope, a mast and a crew with wax-plugged ears to stop himself from dashing his ship against the rocky shoals. Me? I have an internet app that, for 25 excruciating minutes at a time, stops me from checking Twitter.

To the People Who Move into This Apartment After Us

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This is your place now, but it used to be ours.

David Letterman returns, Spokane Tribal Casino opens and more you need to know now

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BETTING BIG The Spokane Tribe opened the doors Monday night to its new 38,000-square-foot casino featuring 450 slot machines, 12 table games, a deli, a full-service restaurant and a game-floor bar.

Explore January's First Friday art events, happening one week later than usual this month

Spokane's monthly arts showcase features events — including gallery receptions, live music and a chance to meet local artists — across the downtown core and sometimes beyond. Though most galleries held receptions last week, First Friday organizer Downtown Spokane Partnership decided to officially host January's events on the second Friday of the month, Jan. 12, from 5-8 pm (unless otherwise noted below, events listed alphabetically by venue).

Shana Smith explores the nature of things in philosophically, visually compelling new show

In Perceptions of an Artist, which opens Jan. 5, exactly who is doing the perceiving? Do the artworks reflect the perceptions the artist has of us?

With humor and angst, Falsettos dramatizes society's drift away from the nuclear family

Long before Modern Family was on TV, Falsettos was on stage. The musical by William Finn and James Lapine, which hit Broadway in 1992, plunged headlong into the gnarled tangle of traditional ideas and contemporary realities of what constitutes a family.

Resolutions for the Realist in All of Us

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It's that time again, when we look back in shame at what we failed to accomplish from the list of New Year's resolutions we scribbled with ruddy faces last January, and compensate by planning to change even more things this year. Didn't lose 20 pounds?

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CLASSING IT UP You might not consider yourself a fan of classical music, or perhaps, like me, you're just generally ignorant of the form. That shouldn't keep you from checking out the Spokane Symphony sometime if given the chance.

Hello, 2018: Where to party on New Year's Eve

SPOKANE SYMPHONY NEW YEAR'S EVE: BEETHOVEN'S NINTH Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is widely considered the composer's most joyous work, so how better to ring in the new year than with the stirring sounds of ol' Ludwig delivered by the talented folks in the Spokane Symphony.

Searching for the Meaning of Death? There's an App for That

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While I was on my phone avoiding work on a recent Monday afternoon, my Facebook feed presented me with an article that I couldn't resist. It was about Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and his crooked, screwball shooting form.

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BINGEWORTHY RECOVERY Let's posit that you, like many people, went out on New Year's Eve and had a cocktail, or two, or 10. We're not here to judge, we're here to help you bounce back.

Gonzaga men's basketball looking strong as WCC play looms

The follow-up to Gonzaga's greatest season ever is going about as well as any Gonzaga season before it.


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