We watched 16 pilot episodes of this fall's new TV series so that you don't have to

We watched 16 pilot episodes of this fall's new TV series so that you don't have to

The Good, the Bad and the Secret
The fall TV season doesn't mean as much as it used to years ago, when there were only a handful of TV networks and nearly all of their new shows premiered in a rush of a few weeks in September.

Performing arts center grand reopening with "Rock the First Interstate Center" concert Nov. 5

Last week, Spokane got a new name for its performing arts center (First Interstate Center for the Arts), and this week the Spokane Public Facilities District revealed plans for a grand reopening concert in November. The free community concert on Nov. 5 at 6:30 pm, "Rock the First Interstate Center," will feature performances by Northwest favorite indie group Pickwick and blues-rock sensation ZZ Ward (not to be confused with rock group ZZ Top).

Casting Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination process is perfect for an HBO special. Here's who we want in it...
HBO is good at taking modern political episodes and turning them into popcorn-ready two-hour dramadies; see Recount about the 2000 Bush/Gore election, or Game Change about Sarah Palin's vice-presidential run, for primo examples. The current fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seems ready-made for the HBO treatment, given that everyone involved, including the viewing public, has never seen a confirmation process quite so contentious or slimy — and that's saying something considering the Clarence Thomas hearing (tackled by HBO in Confirmation) involved a lot of talk about pornography and pubic hair.

Idaho rising star Madison Leonard reveals the secret to opera (the soprano always dies) and more

As a middle child growing up in North Idaho, performing seemed an ideal way to get some attention for Madison Leonard.

Goodbye INB Performing Arts Center, hello First Interstate Center for the Arts

The "new" building is currently undergoing renovations but is scheduled to open on time this fall
You've known the place as the Spokane Opera House and most recently as the INB Performing Arts Center. But when it reopens in November for a new season of plays, films and concerts, you'll be visiting the First Interstate Center for the Arts.

Introducing "Miller Cane: A True and Exact History," a new novel by Samuel Ligon, published in the Inlander

Once upon time, newspapers saw it as part of their mission not only to deliver the important news of the day, but also to entertain readers with stories — with riveting, fully developed novels told in short installments.

Artist Daniel Lopez has painted dozens of public murals around Spokane in recent years

Daniel Lopez is leaving his mark across Spokane.

A brief history of serial fiction

In conjunction with the release of Miller Cane: A True and Exact History
It's hard for the modern mind to fathom, but The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens, was pretty much the Game of Thrones of its day.

Spokane fashion designers turn thrift store finds into new designs for the 11th Runway Renegades show

Things have improved a lot over the years for the motley crew of designers who spend several months each year creating one-of-a-kind collections for the annual Runway Renegades fashion show.

Mary Poppins at the Spokane Civic Theatre brings magic and music to the stage

Local director Troy Nickerson and Spokane Civic Theatre Creative Director Jake Schaefer share a magical memory.

Bye Bye, Bandit

Who's the biggest movie star in the world?

Spokane Interstate Fair 2018: Sights from the rodeo

The cowboys lean against the arena fence. With adhesive bandages they tape their arms, fingers and wrists as the sun fades on opening day of the Spokane Interstate Fair Friday.

WHAT'S UP? Comedy, fashion and a whole lotta music

I know you're spending a lot of time at the county fair this week, but entertainment isn't made of fried food and questionable rides alone! Take a look in our event listings and Staff Picks for some primo ways to keep yourself happy this week.

In America, George Orwell's 1984 has never been so timely. Stage Left is staging an emotional wake-up call

Before now, has there been a period in American history that could be more aptly described as "Orwellian" since that oft-invoked term first came about?

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