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Rob Curley: Some things age well, like Chris Crutcher’s writing

There’s a certain point in your life – let’s call it sometime in your mid-40s – when you realize some of the things you loved when you were younger haven’t …


Northwest Passages Book Club celebrates Summer Stories with event Wednesday

When The Spokesman- Review began the Summer Stories series in 2014, the idea was to celebrate Spokane-area authors and give readers some new and interesting things to read in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

‘Non Sequitur’ cartoonist apologizes for mistake as comic strip returns to publication

Wiley Miller, the cartoonist behind the popular “Non Sequitur,” told an audience for the first time Monday that he almost lost his livelihood and marriage after he scrawled a vulgar …


Rob Curley: Non Sequitur creator, who went too far and lost a lot, will return to The Spokesman with a special Spokane strip

Non Sequitur was one of the most-read comics in the United States until its creator snuck an anti-Trump message into a strip and hundreds of newspaper canceled it. Slowly, some …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Wiley Miller of Non Sequitur, Summer Series authors and Ben Goldfarb’s ‘Eager’ beavers

Readers voted, and Non Sequitur is returning to The Spokesman-Review, with the added bonus of Northwest Passages Book Club hosting Miller on Aug. 5 at the Bing Crosby Theater.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

2019 Crave: Anita Lo on ‘Solo,’ #MeToo and Doritos

2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration Main Stage headliner Anita M. Lo was the first female guest chef to cook for a White House State dinner, and her “Solo: A …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Former Gonzaga basketball standouts at Legends event recall rabid Bulldogs fans

Steven Gray was one of four former Zags participating in Gonzaga Legends, a panel part of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club series.


Steven Gray keeps eye on NBA Finals, Gonzaga’s program while playing professionally overseas

When the former Zags’ standout takes the stage on Thursday for Gonzaga Legends, he’ll have plenty of things to talk about from his days at GU; among them, having to …


Rob Curley: Before we tell you if ‘Non Sequitur’ is coming back, you have to read this column. And boy oh boy, do we have a surprise …

We asked readers if they wanted to forgive the creator of the “Non Sequitur” cartoon for


NW Passages: Five things to know about Peter Heller

Peter Heller will be in Spokane on Tuesday for an evening discussion with the Northwest Passages Book Club. The acclaimed writer of books such as “Kook,” “The Dog Stars” and …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: Kelly Olynyk happy to take a break from South Beach for a trip back to Spokane, Hoopfest

The Miami Heat forward has tried illustrating the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament to some of his less-familiar NBA teammates, but he insists it’s something they’d appreciate with their own …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: Heather Bowman has plenty of competitive fire remaining nearly a decade after her final time in a Bulldogs’ jersey

The former GU star can see the Kennel from her office just off Division Street, and she’s always welcome to join the current Zags for a practice.


From Odd Fellows to Montvale: New event center will be home to NW Passages gatherings

The Odd Fellows hall in downtown Spokane on West First Avenue has been revamped as the Montvale Event Center. The Northwest Passages Book Club is among the groups hosting events …


Reading the Northwest: Peter Heller’s ‘The River’ carries the reader on a swift current of adventure

The author will discuss his latest novel in a gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club on June 25 at the Bing Crosby Theater.


Nicole Chung finds new territory in adoption stories told through her own eyes as the adoptee

Nicole Chung asked her adoptive mother an important question when she was a child: “Mama, am I real Korean?”


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

NW Passages: Five things to know about author Nicole Chung

Chung will be in Spokane on Tuesday to talk about her book and interracial adoption during a gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club.


Nicole Chung’s enlightening story on adoption takes center stage Tuesday with Northwest Passages at Bing

Every child wants to know where he or she belongs and it is a very different thing to feel like you belong when you don’t look like the rest of …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Former Seahawks star Curt Warner and wife share story of family’s love, and resilience raising autistic sons

Former Seahawks player Curt Warner and his wife Ana shared the story of their family’s love, faith and resilence while raising a family of four children, two of which are …


Further Review: Autism Spectrum Disorder

More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism spectrum disorder — a developmental disability that has no blood test, no illness-causing virus, and no cure. Why are so many children …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 2:02 p.m.

Curt and Ana Warner show the strength of family, even on the darkest of days, in memoir ‘The Warner Boys’

The New York Times doesn’t chart “Most-Hugged” authors, but Ana and Curt Warner probably would be high on that list if it did.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Pam Houston brings childhood and ranch life together in first memoir

Author Pam Houston discovered the “church of wilderness” during childhood trips with a man named Colonel Bob Miller.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Presidential historian Jon Meacham cancels event at Fox Theater

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club received notice on Tuesday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham has canceled all of his May appearances, including the May 6 …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Reading the Northwest: How Nicole Chung found a family she never knew

The author of “All You Can Ever Know” joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on May 14.


Mark your calendar: New dates for Northwest Passages include Ana and Curt Warner, Washington AG Bob Ferguson

Curt and Ana Warner, and Washington AG Bob Ferguson are among the upcoming guests of the Northwest Passages Book Club.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Shields dives through nuclear bomb history of ‘loose lips sink ships’ at Northwest Passages Book Club

Before her first novel was published, Spokane author Sharma Shields was already looking to start writing another book.


It’s all happening at the library: Spokane’s library systems go beyond books

Here are some things that might surprise you about the local libraries.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Northwest Passages: Librarian Nancy Pearl continues to share her love of books

Pearl talks about her next book, the novel that is keeping her up at night, and the evolving role of libraries.


‘The Cassandra’ excerpt: ‘To Make Men Free’

Sharma Shields joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on March 13.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:42 p.m.

Editor & Publisher: Spokesman-Review one of 10 newspapers that ‘do it right’

The magazine said it looked for innovative revenue strategies, impactful journalism and creative audience growth when selecting newspapers for E&P’s annual feature about media game changers.


Reading the Northwest: Shields’ ‘Cassandra’ sets a dark tale at Hanford

Author Sharma Shields explores the Manhattan Project and greek mythology in her new novel.