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Chef’s grand idea goes in the pot. The Instant Pot

Spokane chef Chad White thought it would be fun to try to prepare a four-course, fine-dining experience using just an Instant Pot. So he’ll do it, with help from best-selling …


The Instant Pot meets fine dining – for a good cause

The evening’s guests will savor a gourmet feast cooked right in front of them and displayed on three large video boards across the room. They’ll also learn tips and tricks …


10 tips for travel as a political act

The great value of travel is the opportunity it offers you to pry open your hometown blinders and broaden your perspective. And when we implement that world view as citizens …


Gonzaga basketball legends share stories behind great teams

A year before he became a Gonzaga basketball player, Matt Santangelo found himself in a rather uncomfortable spot: On the back of a horse. On his recruiting visit.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Reading the Northwest: Why Rick Steves sees travel as a political act

Rick Steves has been guiding Americans through Europe for so many years, it’s like an old friend leading us along the ancient cobbled streets. His book, “Travel as a Political …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: ‘Longmire’ author Craig Johnson brings a dose of cowboy humor to Spokane

Spokane got a taste of that humor Wednesday evening at the Bing Crosby Theater, where “Longmire” author Craig Johnson was featured as the most recent author of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest …


100 Things To Do In Spokane: Reader Submissions

The Spokesman-Review published “100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die” on Oct. 1 and we invited readers to share their local favorites and bucket list picks. Here’s what …


Reading the Northwest: Author Craig Johnson sends Sheriff Longmire to Mexico in new novel

Sometimes it can be hard to tell where author Craig Johnson ends and his signature creation, Sheriff Walt Longmire, begins. Both live in small-town, rural Wyoming, drive battered old trucks, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Mt. Spokane peaks many bucket lists

More than 200 people packed The Spokesman-Review event for “100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die,” an insider’s guide to food, entertainment, culture, shopping and outdoor adventure.


Travel author Rick Steves comes to Spokane on Nov. 29

His book, “Travel as a Political Act,” is a collection of stories and lessons from the road. Steves encourages travelers to embrace cultural differences with joy rather than with judgment.


Rob Curley: ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ is an insider’s guide to our town

When our editor talks to different community groups about our newspaper’s different missions, he often explains our hope to be a daily instruction manual to life in our community. Then …


Author Eli Saslow tells Northwest Passages crowd that white nationalism can be defeated with community

The writer of a book about the transformation of the movement’s heir apparent said it was relentless humanity that can defuse hatred.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Battling hate, one conversation at a time

GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

Get coffee – and a sneak peek at The Spokesman-Review’s ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ book

The lively insider’s guide spotlights the best of Spokane’s dining, entertainment, recreation, shopping and culture, including popular indie coffee shops.


Reading the Northwest: How a white nationalist turned against the movement

Northwest Passages Book Club event features Portland author of “Rising Out of Hatred.”


10 things about Eli Saslow

The Pulitzer Prize winner shares what he’s reading, what he’s watching and his other interests.


Tara Westover, a featured author for Spokesman’s Northwest Passages Book Club, to give presentation at UI

Author Tara Westover will take part in the Runstad Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday with a presentation on her book, “Educated: A Memoir.” Last May, she was a featured …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:46 a.m.

‘Longmire’ author comes to Spokane on Oct. 10

Craig Johnson, the best-selling author of the “Longmire” mystery series, joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on Oct. 10 to talk about his new book, “Depth of Winter.”


Tickets to candidate forum with Brown, McMorris Rodgers available on Monday

Free tickets for the first televised candidate forum featuring the candidates vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress will be given away on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Eli Saslow will discuss ‘Rising Out of Hatred’ with the Northwest Passages Book Club

Saslow’s newspaper story on Derek Black, a white nationalist who changed his views, won a PEN Award. His book is due out in September.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Summer Stories, Road Trip Edition

More than 150 people turned out Wednesday night as The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club presented an evening of Summer Stories based on the newspaper’s annual short fiction series.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Reading the Northwest: Crutcher’s darkly humorous stories can’t match teens’ reality

Spokane author Chris Crutcher talks about his new novel and recent experiences on the front lines of high school shootings.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.


Book club: Take a Road Trip at Summer Stories Night

Northwest Passages hosts an evening of live storytelling with summer tunes, wine and burgers, too. Get tickets.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club hosts ‘Summer Stories’ Aug. 8

Local authors Stephanie Oakes, Alexis Smith, Shawn Vestal and Kris Dinnison share new fiction about road trips.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Writers and readers explore the history of the Spokane River

A few hundred people gathered to hear an avid sportsman, authors and a tribal representative share their contributions to anthology documenting the conflicted and polluted history of the Spokane River.


Spokane River primer: Hone your knowledge about the river in our midst

Hone up on your knowledge of the Spokane River with this primer, released just in time for Wednesday’s Northwest Passages Book Club gathering featuring “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt …


Northwest Passages Book Club: ‘The Spokane River’ tells the story of a city’s lifeblood

A river defines a city like nothing else. Think of London and the Thames, Paris and the Seine, New York and the Hudson. Spokane, of course, has the Spokane River, …


Northwest Passages Book Club dives into ‘The Spokane River’

The Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt and other writers for an evening of words, wine and live music on July 11.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Fatherhood, family and skateboards the subject of Neal Thompson’s “Kickflip Boys”

When he first handed his boys the 300-page manuscript of his new book, Neal Thompson hardly expected them to be on board with the shenanigans he had documented. The incidents …