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The Slice archive for June 7, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011



"No new steps"

One of the old Magic Lantern theater's bigger hits in the early '90s was the quirky Australian production, "Strictly Ballroom." One of the actors who made that fun to watch, Bill Hunter, died recently. R.I.P., Barry Fife. www.thereelbits.com

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Malt Shop Babylon

She started off talking about defunct Spokane movie theaters. But then one of my correspondents mentioned having seen a Ricky Nelson concert at the old Coliseum sometime around One Million B.C. Quite a few year's before that, the late singer's father performed with his big...

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It's smaller than you'd think  

Graceland, Elvis Presley's Tennessee home, opened for public tours on this date in 1982. I lived in Memphis at the time and was in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. So that summer or maybe it was the next, I took the boy with whom I...

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Unprintable endings

So it's not new, and it's definitely not just a Spokane thing. But the pervasiveness, in certain circles, of ending every third utterance with a catch-all "...and (common scatological swear word)" sort of cracks me up. If you have been out of the home, you...

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"Almost two weeks ago, you asked in a column something to the effect of, what if you could take back the 10 stupidest things you've ever said?" wrote North Idaho's Stephanie Eloe. "Well, I've been thinking about it, and I would have fewer regrets, perhaps...

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Things really have changed

Back in June of 2005, I spoke with a Spokane couple about their family's drive to Disneyland in the summer of 1955, the year of its grand opening. I alluded to some of the high-tech distractions modern kids have. And I asked how the couple's...

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