For Your Consideration

Gonzaga baseball, Teeth Dreams and Comedy Central's Review

SPORTS | We're barely into spring, but baseball is here. The Spokane Indians are still two months from taking the field, but the college season is well underway in Spokane. Gonzaga Baseball opened its home slate of games last weekend after playing on the road throughout February and March. Playing in the typically tough West Coast Conference, the Zags bring some high-quality ball to the gorgeous Washington Trust Field. Tickets are just $5 for adults, giving you access to the comfy stadium seats or a spot on one of the grassy berms along each foul line. You might not know a soul on the Zags roster, but you'll feel good being at the ballpark. Check out the schedule at

ALBUM | The Hold Steady have always produced a sound that makes me want to have a couple of drinks and revel in my own self-destructive ways. This ultimate bar band plays the sort of revved-up rock that encourages that sort of behavior, but the Brooklyn outfit's latest, Teeth Dreams, dials things back a bit. Sure, poetic frontman Craig Finn still sings of ladies and weekends that got away from him, but there's not a single song that's as anthemic as, say, most of 2006's Boys and Girls in America. You'd think that would be a negative, but it's nice to see that Finn and company aren't a one-trick pony with only one speed. And don't worry, it's still good music to drink to.

TV | You'll remember Andy Daly as the clean-cut, moronic principal from the first three seasons of Eastbound and Down, but now Daly has a new persona — Forrest MacNeil, the star of the new Comedy Central show Review. As the name implies, MacNeil is a reviewer, but he's not giving you his opinion of music or movies or even food. Rather, MacNeil reviews elements of life itself, like drug addiction, making a sex tape or going to the prom. These things almost always go horribly for MacNeil, who seems to destroy a bit of his own personal life in the process. It's silly as hell, but you'll be tuning in (Thursdays, 10 pm) each week or binging on the whole series before long.

Shakespeare in the Park: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) @ Riverfront Park

Thu., Sept. 23, 6:30-9 p.m., Fri., Sept. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 25, 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 2, 2 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 3, 2 p.m.
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Mike Bookey

Mike Bookey is the culture editor for The Inlander. He previously held the same position at The Source Weekly in Bend, Ore.