Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, May 31, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 56° Partly Cloudy


A&E >  Seven

Review: ‘The High Note’ hits all the right beats

There’s an easy and addictive groove to “The High Note,” a magical music industry movie that wafts over you like a great pop song at a summer jam. Is it the deepest, most profound thing ever? Nah, but damn if it just doesn’t feel good.


10 indie artists you should be listening to right now

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Indie music is diverse. It’s sort of a catch-all genre for artists who you wouldn’t define as classic rock, pop or rap. For that reason, even for longtime indie listeners, there are always artists who go unheard.

Game On: ‘Minecraft Dungeons’ is simple hack-and-slash fun

“Minecraft Dungeons” was released on Tuesday, and for better or worse, it has very little in common with the decade-old “Minecraft” we all know and love. While it shares the same setting, visuals and creatures, you won’t find any building, crafting or other creative mechanics.
News >  Family

Water cooler: J.K. Rowling releases first chapters of ‘The Ickabog’

J.K. Rowling is publishing a new children’s book online. The “Harry Potter” author released the first two chapters of “The Ickabog” on a new website ( Tuesday, explaining that the story will be released for free over the next seven weeks. Posted every weekday, each installment will be “a chapter (or two or three).”

House Call: Keep summer fun with an extra dose of prevention

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

It’s difficult to believe that summer is drawing near. Days are getting longer, afternoons are getting warmer, and spring flowers are making way for summer vegetables. That also means many of us will be spending more time outdoors.
A&E >  Music

53 essential No. 1 disco hits

Forty years ago Sunday, “Funkytown” by Lipps Inc. hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, becoming the final big hit of the disco era. Here’s a look at 53 essential No. 1 disco hits to help you remember how to shake, shake, shake your booty.