Author Steve Kozak will break down the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special during the Northwest Passages Event. Kozak will discuss his book, "A Disturbance in the Force: How and Why the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened" and his documentary, "A Disturbance in the Force."
Stephanie Land – a prolifically acclaimed writer from the Pacific Northwest, a New York Times bestseller and a one-time featured author on a presidential reading list – comes home Wednesday to Northwest Passages at Gonzaga University to discuss her experiences as an English major juggling courses, a child and the expenses of living in our modern world.
Everyone needs a home for the holidays, especially Santa. The Coeur d’Alene Resort made St, Nick a priority by recently constructing the Santa House, which is an all-glass structure with a welcoming lamp house vibe. The design includes an abundance of lighting and sound effects.
The trip from Bainbridge Island to Spokane is more than a five-hour drive but it's a breeze for Jonathan Evison. The veteran author has made the scenic trek on more than 50 occasions dating back to his high school days.
Lots of books are declared “unfilmable.” There are the big, tentacular genre epics, where the problem is scale and expense, like “Sandman” or “Dune.” There are your high-literary properties, whose tone feels too elusive (most of Don DeLillo, though people keep trying) or whose form is too baroque (“Infinite Jest”) to carry well into another medium. Then there’s the stuff that’s just too bleak to be commercially viable, at least in theory (“The Road”).