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The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Ed Condran

Ed Condran

Current Position: Features writer

Entertainment editor Ed Condran joined The Spokesman-Review in September as a freelancer and became a full-time Features reporter in March. The veteran journalist, who has written for Playboy, Parents, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, the Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News, covers music, comedy, travel, stage and more. The Temple University alum crafted jokes for Bette Midler's "Kiss My Brass" tour, and Burt Reynolds, George Carlin and Chris Cornell were some of his favorite interviews. Condran is a long-suffering Minnesota Vikings fan.

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A&E >  Art

Terrain is working to alter the landscape for local artists

For nearly a year, masks have been ubiquitous. It seems as if the protective coverings are everywhere. Yes, that is a reminder to sport a mask on the Riverfront Park Clock Tower and the Fox Theater. That familiar visual is courtesy of Terrain.

A&E >  Entertainment

Filming ‘Boon’ in Spokane is a boon for Neal McDonough

Blood is dripping from the side of Neal McDonough’s face down to his neck. But not to worry. The red liquid covering his alabaster skin is of the Hollywood variety. The veteran actor of “Yellowstone” fame is taking a break shooting the film “Boon” one mile from Mount Spokane.
News >  Family

Dad Daze: Help may be on the way for those struggling with child care

Yolanda has three children, two jobs and one goal, which is to make everything work for her family. My son Milo played on a baseball tournament team with her son, Javy. I always marveled at how this single mom, who worked as a secretary by day and cleaned offices at night, was able to make ends meet and keep her sanity
News >  Family

Dad Daze: Welcome to dorm days

Tears trickled down my daughter Jillian's face when our family was about to leave her dorm room just hours after she moved in on Labor Day in 2017. The first night in a college dorm is an understandably emotional experience for many families.
A&E >  Entertainment

Weezer returns with introspective, poignant ‘OK Human’

Humor and rock are typically mutually exclusive. It's been a long time since Van Halen charmed fans with equal parts wink and a smile and Eddie Van Halen's guitar innovation, which changed the sonic lexicon. Weezer, with frontman Rivers Cuomo, is adept at sly and subtle humor.
News >  Features

Dad Daze: Aspiring to excellence, not arrogance

During a flight from Salt Lake City to Philadelphia seven years ago, I enjoyed the company of Dave Babbel, an emeritus professor of insurance and finance at the prestigious Wharton School of Business. Dave and I chatted during the entirety of the lengthy flight, exchanged information and became friends.

Spokane Humane Society receives thousands in donations, needs more for generator

It's obvious that Lois Richards believes in the following Bible verse: "It's more blessed to give than receive." When the former board president of the Spokane Humane Society learned that the nonprofit lost power for days during the windstorm last week and was in need of a generator, Richards wrote a check for $10,000.
News >  Family

Dad Daze: New sets of eyes on the color of Spokane

I'm not the leader of a bar band, but I take requests. A loyal reader, Beverly Gibb, emailed a suggestion: "Could you write about you and your family dealing with the Black Lives Matter movement? I know it is an extremely sensitive and difficult topic. I just would like to see how families are having this discussion."