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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Tucker puts his spin on another classic, ‘Back to the Future’

Ryan Dean Tucker had hardly washed all the fake blood off his feet when he started thinking about his next one-man show. There were a few technical difficulties in the …


Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

Game developer Zynga told the Associated Press on Tuesday that it is adding 50,000 internet slang words, including BFF, fitspo, delish, FOMO, hangry, kween, smize, TFW, turnt, werk, yas – …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

Salvador Dali’s eccentric artistic and personal history took yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether …


King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August

King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.


California woman targets Spokane, other U.S. cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea

Giny Woo grew up learning that dog meat, a main ingredient in soup prepared in her native South Korea, had medicinal qualities. She’s launched a petition-writing campaign, including Spokane, asking …


IS effort to erase Iraqi history devastates archaeological sites

The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical human-headed creatures were believed to guard the king …


Leah Grisafi: I shunned my upbringing and Jewish faith, until literature opened my eyes

As a child, I didn’t notice that I was raised in an unorthodox setting. I was given love, affection and attention; I never went hungry and always had clean clothes …


More states, including Washington, focusing on giving Native American students better chance of success

In Washington and across the U.S., Native American students struggle more than any other student group to attend school consistently and graduate on time. But this year more states are …


Skyscraper-filled Dubai burnishes arts scene with new opera

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Already filled with towering skyscrapers, Dubai will soon offer soaring arias inside a new opera house. The city-state is opening the Dubai Opera on Wednesday …


Cuba tours hike, bike and kayak to actively connect with culture

ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said …


Inland Northwest residents share their New Year’s resolutions for region

The staff at The Spokesman-Review posed the following question to Inland Northwest residents from all walks of life: “What’s one thing you’d like to see happen in the region in …


Banning terms including ‘male, female, illegal alien’ draws ire at WSU

PULLMAN – Three Washington State University instructors are being accused of violating students’ First Amendment rights by banning terms such as “illegal alien,” “male” and “female” in the classroom. Students …


Spokane gamers hosting multi-state ‘Smash Bros.’ tournament

As street basketball fans descended upon downtown Spokane last month for the annual Hoopfest festivities, a different class of gamer was flicking joysticks for real cash across town. Chris Hardin, …


Yoko Ono continues to pour energy into her work

As Yoko Ono enters her ninth decade, she remains as daring and experimental as she was in the 1960s and ’70s, when she collaborated with her husband, John Lennon. “Seventy …


Cultural heritage sites in Syria threatened by neglect

NEW YORK – The cultural heritage of the entire country of Syria and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are among the diverse cultural heritage sites threatened by neglect, overdevelopment …


Unity in the Community brings global flair to Riverfront Park

Catherine Fessard recalls having a special feeling about Spokane when she traveled from Europe to visit a friend during Expo ’74. “There was such a joy for life in this …


Most of Portland’s visual arts scene is within 20-block radius

PORTLAND — With a new Mark Rothko retrospective (and some even more eye-catching surprises) at the Portland Art Museum, Portland has plenty of visual-arts stimulation to offer – as well …


Key pair laid off at MAC

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture escaped budget death last month and now crowds are showing up in good numbers for “Leonardo da Vinci: Man-Inventor-Genius.” Yet the museum had …


Nearly $3 million in state funds preserve MAC

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will not have to close. The museum received just under $3 million for the coming biennium as part of the state budget that …


MAC wins state funding, will remain open

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) will not have to close. The museum received just under $3 million for the coming biennium as part of the state budget …


Bull riding not saddled with blahs

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about attending a highbrow literary play-reading. Today, in the interest of balance, I want to tell you about attending an equally enlightening Spokane …


Ringing in the year with touch of class

Among the many things I loved about how I spent New Year’s Eve, here’s what I enjoyed the most: Imagining what people from, for instance, Seattle might have to say …


BC museum turns its attention to humans

It’s about time. The red-headed stepchildren of the planet will – at long last – get their due, taking their place beside monkeys and bees. Now I’m sure those animal …


Families Honor Their Dead

Across Latin America Saturday ancient Indian and Roman Catholic rites blend into Day of the Dead observances when families, such as this one in Bolivia, gathered at cemeteries to share …


Israel Can’t Skirt Ultra-Orhodox Religious Extremists Gained Power In Tight Election

For the length of her skirt and the cut of her sleeves, Gilah Podeh’s tires were slashed Wednesday. Podeh, a worker at Israel’s Ministry of Education, is the latest casualty …


A Sip, A Step, A Fold - A Bow About 250 Attend, Participate In Japan Week Ceremonies Downtown

FOR THE RECORD: April 25, 1996 CORRECTION: In a Sunday story, an article talked about opening ceremonies for Japan Week. Besides Mukogawa Fort Wright Insitute students, Gonzaga University Japanese students …


Downtown Pulses To Beat Of A Different Drummer

Michael Wolf of Tulalip, Wash., checks his face as he prepares for the Grand Entry at the sixth annual Northwest Indian Encampment and Pow Wow on Saturday at Riverfront Park. …


Digging For Their Roots Yakamas Rediscovering Tradition At Tribal School

Sky Yallup drums during a class at the Yakama Tribal School. Photo by Associated Press


This Kissing Thing … Where Will It All Lead?

I don’t want to be accused of being jingoistic, literally “someone who doesn’t like people from other countries who jingle,” but this whole European kissing thing is just silly. This …