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MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

Artist Mel McCuddin stands in his art studio, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Spokane Valley. McCuddin art has been called figurative expressionism. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Mel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. It contained the disturbing image of a semi-formed man on his back.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2015

MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015

SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015


Weird things you can learn during an interview 

My column last Sunday told the story of Joanne Martin, a Medical Lake woman who received a 10-cent check as her settlement from a huge class-action lawsuit against mega-wireless carrier Sprint. Sure. That predicament was entertaining. But some readers were more intrigued by my affection for the killer coffeecake that Joanne served me as we sat arou

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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015

Another weird place in my city 

It seems to look a little sadder each time I drive by. Yet there’s something still intriguing about the ramshackle Spokane Street Motel at Second and Spokane. The classic, though now-broken sign, looks out of place in a commercial landscape of cheap neon and cookie-cutter plastic. As long as it exists, the landmark Spokane Street Motel will be a

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MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015


Weird things I put in my mouth

Haggis, the survival sausage of Scotland, is made from sheep livers, hearts, kidney parts, oats, motor oil, cobwebs and lord knows what else. It oozed darkly in a pot at the end of the banquet table last Saturday at Bruce Ridley’s annual party in honor...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

Doug Clark
Doug Clark joined The Spokesman-Review in 1982. He is a columnist whose columns appear on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.