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Northwest Passages lines up calendar: Romance and new releases coming up for The S-R book club

After taking January off, Northwest Passages is ready to start tackling this year’s reading list. New novels, romance, running, they’re all on the schedule. In fact, some of it’s so new, you can’t buy it yet (but Auntie’s Bookstore can help you with preorders).
A&E >  Books

It’s a book club, right? Northwest Passages 2019 in review

Reading is a cornerstone of conversation, and we like to talk at The Spokesman-Review. What newspaper doesn’t like a good story?
News >  Spokane

Author tells how she went from zookeeping with a notebook to successful self-publisher

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Olivia Hawker is the author of “One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow.” It’s also the pen name for San Juan Island writer Libbie Grant, who has also written historical fiction about ancient Egypt under the name Libbie Hawker. She was in Spokane Tuesday for a gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club.
A&E >  Books

Help Northwest Passages turn #GivingTuesday into #GivingNewsDay

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

You can help The Spokesman-Review reach our fundraising goal with a donation to the Community Journalism and Civic Engagement Fund through the Innovia Foundation. Donations will help bring two government reporters to our newsroom to report on state and federal issues.

Keeping the names straight: Northwest Passages hosting author Olivia Hawker, Libbie Hawker, L.M. Ironside and Libbie Grant all in one night

Northwest Passages welcomes Olivia Hawker on Dec. 3. She’s the author of “One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow.”
News >  Spokane

Former tech executive, ‘Marketplace’ host help celebrate Inland Northwest Women of the Year

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

The Spokesman-Review’s Inland Northwest Women of the Year were celebrated Thursday night at an event featuring former executive Karen Wickre and former “Marketplace” host Tess Vigeland.
A&E >  Books

Best and brightest: Spokane-area women, past and present, blaze trails

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Earlier this fall, The Spokesman-Review honored 15 women for the work they have done to improve the quality of life in the Inland Northwest. (Revisit those stories at On Thursday night at the Bing Crosby Theater, we’ll give these fine community members a proper shoutout during a special Women of the Year event with the Northwest Passages Book Club. Joining us will be two impressive women who talk about “Making Life Work on Your Terms.” Karen Wickre is a former executive at Google and Twitter, and Tess Vigeland is a former reporter and host for the public radio business magazine “Marketplace.” Joining them onstage to moderate the conversation will be Mary Cullinan, president of Eastern Washington University.
News >  Spokane

Local impressions: Artist Chris Bovey explains connection between city, art in Northwest Passages event

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Each person sees Spokane a little bit differently, but a lot of people like how Chris Bovey sees it.
A&E >  Books

Dinnisons continue to support local artists at Boo Radley’s, Atticus

After carrying Christ Bovey prints for several years at Atticus, Andy and Kris Dinnison helped the artist create his first book, “Vintage Spokane: The Art of Chris Bovey.”
Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

World Court: Gonzaga international recruiting discussion doubles as fundraiser for former Zag Quentin Hall’s hurricane relief

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

The genesis of Gonzaga’s international recruiting push started with an exchange student, when Tommy Lloyd was growing up in Kelso, Washington. Lloyd, now an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, was a teenager when his parents agreed to host an exchange student while Lloyd’s older brother was studying abroad.

Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd helps Gonzaga distance itself from competition with global recruiting

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

The longtime Gonzaga assistant basketball coach has guided the program’s global recruiting, one of the driving forces in the Zags’ rise as a national power.
A&E >  Books

Former ‘Marketplace’ reporter Tess Vigeland finds a fulfilling life without a Plan B

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Vigeland, an award-winning broadcast journalist, will be in Spokane on Nov. 14 in conversation with tech executive Karen Wickre.
News >  Spokane

Rob Curley: Family is more than a slogan for Zags, and Quentin Hall event will prove it

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

They get together more than most realize. And not just those who shared a locker room while playing on the same team. Since the mid-1990s, and definitely after Casey Calvary’s legendary tip-in against Florida in 1999 that led to the program’s first-ever Elite Eight, if you’ve pulled on that jersey with the name most national broadcasters mispronounce and spent a little too much time at Jack and Dan’s, you’re family. It’s a cross-generational, court-crossing tie with a very special basketball bind.
News >  Further Review

Parallel Paths - Eric “Big Ed” Edelstein Acting Career and the Zags

Hollywood actor Eric “Big Ed” Edelstein will make a return appearance to Spokane on Monday when he co-hosts an event to help kick off Gonzaga’s 2019-2020 basketball season and to commemorate how the school’s international recruiting efforts have been instrumental in building the Zags into one of college basketball’s elite programs.
News >  Spokane

Timothy Egan shares stories of spiritual journey in hometown return to Spokane

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Spokane native Timothy Egan brought his sense of humor with him Tuesday when he spoke to a packed house at the Bing Crosby Theater about the future of the Catholic Church, his admiration for Pope Francis and walking until his toes turned to hamburger.
News >  Spokane

‘We should not need whistleblowers’: Mueller talks past, future of fighting corruption with facts

At the first stop on Tom Mueller’s national tour for his book “Crisis of Conscience: whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud” in his hometown of Spokane, the author discussed tracing the history of whistleblowing from America’s Founding Fathers to people like Edward Snowden today.
A&E >  Books

Here’s one ‘high-verbal, low-math girl’ who thrived in the tech world

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Wickre, a former executive at Google and Twitter, will be in Spokane on Nov. 14 for a Northwest Passages Book Club event with journalist Tess Vigeland.
News >  Spokane

Author and Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan: ‘My faith is complicated’

Unsettled by his mother’s deathbed words about her long-held beliefs, Timothy Egan, a New York Times winner of the Pulitzer Prize and bestselling author, packed his own lapsed faith, curiosity and Pacific Northwest travel wear and set out to explore his own spirituality in his new book, “A Pilgrimage to Eternity.”
News >  Further Review

The Golden Age of the Whistleblower - Major Whistleblowers Throughout History

Why does anyone even try to blow the whistle on wrongdoers? They risk their jobs, alienation from their friends and colleagues and even persecution from their government. And for what? The knowledge that they stood up and did the right thing?
A&E >  Books

Impeachment inquiry puts author Tom Mueller in TV spotlight just before Spokane appearance

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Mueller spent the last seven years researching, writing about and interviewing whistleblowers. Just weeks ahead of the release of his book, “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud,” a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump made international news and sparked an impeachment inquiry.