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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Ed Condran

Ed Condran

Current Position: Features writer

Entertainment writer 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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Dad Daze: Tattoos leave a lasting mark

It wasn't surprising that my son Milo asked about tattoos. After arriving a few months ago from Philadelphia, we couldn't help but notice that the tattoo culture is much bigger in Spokane than it is back East. After a baseball tournament in Idaho last month, Milo, 15, told me that he and his teammates were discussing body art.


Spokane Comedy Club stays afloat by becoming Spokane Shake Co.

It's not easy shaking off Gov. Jay Inslee's ban on live entertainment if you own a venue in Washington. Adam Norwest, who is the president of the Spokane Comedy Club, is doing what he can to keep the venue afloat after five dormant months courtesy of the novel coronavirus.

Dad Daze: Spokane youth hockey is alive and well

When I crafted my last column and noted that I was unable to find youth ice hockey options for my son, Milo, in Spokane, I was hit with welcome responses. I was hoping folks would provide leads, and they did just that.
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Spokane music venue the Pin announces closure

The Pin has dropped from the ranks of Spokane’s music scene. The music venue’s owner, Chelsey Heidenreich, announced Friday afternoon via Facebook that the club at 412 W. Sprague Ave. has permanently closed its doors.

Coeur d’Alene Casino offers culinary, culture and activities

The bright lime green and hot pink colors of the costumes worn by the indigenous dancers were a wonderful contrast to the high blue sky on a picture perfect night at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. The dancers gyrated to the primal beat provided by local percussionists.

Bark, A Rescue Pub provides a tail-wagging dining experience

Perhaps underselling the menu at Bark, A Rescue Pub, is a wise move. When Josh Wade, the owner of Bark, described the fare at his latest restaurant as "elevated pub fare," he failed to give the culinary delights their proper due.

Dad Daze: Seeing Spokane through my children’s eyes

When I signed on with The Spokesman-Review in March, my timing was impeccable. It was just a week before the novel coronavirus changed everything. What an unusual way to become acquainted with a city that basically shuttered shortly after I arrived.

Lollapalooza 2020 goes on as a virtual event

Lollapalooza 2020 is one of the many mega music festivals that canceled ticket sales this year due to the novel coronavirus. However, the show, which was slated for this weekend, will go on, albeit in a virtual manner.