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Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ courts – gasp! – adults with grown-up emotional complexity

Well, it’s no wonder she nixed that dopey lyric telling kids spelling is fun: On “Lover,” Taylor Swift turns out not to be speaking to the children who made her …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Review: High-energy Disturbed and In This Moment rock and shock at Spokane Arena

Equal parts shocking and exhilarating, Wednesday night hit an early climax right about the time In This Moment lead singer Maria Brink – channeling every ounce of influence possible from …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Review: Youngish, wild and free Snoop Dogg plays for packed house at Northern Quest

As the sun set around 9 p.m., Snoop Dogg emerged. Just a smidgen of fog preceding him, accompanied by two small laptops on a large table and a microphone. Throw …

Concert review: Talent on display, choice for symphony director tougher than ever

There may have been some in the audience of this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony who harbored a secret wish that the concerts had not gone so well as …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Concert review: Metallica thrills fans with long-awaited return to Spokane Arena

The iconic metal band wowed on Sunday night with impressive pyrotechnics and special effects and a setlist deep with fan favorites.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

A little older and a little wider, as she calls herself, comedian Julia Sweeney came back home to take Spokane stage

Sure, not every member in the audience of Julia Sweeney’s “Older and Wider,” which she performed Friday at the Bing Crosby Theater, had experience as a parent or a spouse.

Noname’s debut brims with resilience, defiance and wanderlust

“Cause when we walk into heaven, nobody’s name gon’ exist,” Noname raps on her self-released debut album, “Room 25.” For the Los Angeles-via-Chicago rapper born Fatimah Warner 26 years ago, …

UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Starbucks’ ‘full-scale racial equity overhaul’ will take more than an afternoon, outside review says

In a report published Monday, Heather McGhee, distinguished senior fellow of the public policy organization Demos, and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-council of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, …

Review: Faith and fandom at heart of papal portrait

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” offers audiences a thoroughly engrossing portrait of one of the most beloved and galvanizing figures of the 21st century, the first pontiff from …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review

The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the entire operational structure and philosophy of the federal government’s consumer watchdog agency is now under scrutiny.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Montana Legislature reviewing sexual harassment policy

The Montana Legislature is reviewing its sexual harassment policy after accusations of sexual misconduct led to the downfall of other lawmakers across the country.

Interior puts science grants through political review

The Interior Department has adopted a new screening process for the discretionary grants it makes to outside groups, instructing staff to ensure those awards “promote the priorities” of the Trump …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Puerto Rico governor orders review of all post-hurricane deaths

Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday ordered authorities to review all deaths reported since Hurricane Maria hit nearly three months ago amid accusations that the U.S. territory has vastly undercounted storm-related …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Honduras president open to review of disputed vote

Honduras’ president said he is open to a review of a disputed vote count in a bid for re-election that has plunged the country into a political crisis following claims …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

U.S. to review ended protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

At the Knitting Factory, Third Eye Blind takes fans for a ride across the decades

It’s been a while since since the band Third Eye Blind released an album. Since their record Dopamine dropped in 2015, all their fans have had to listen to was …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Review to confirm Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that “ethnic cleansing” is occurring against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. That assessment would raise pressure on the …

Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software’s underlying code for outside review. But security experts and …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

Theater review: ‘Psycho Beach Party’ mixes genres for campy fun

If you’ve watched any of the numerous beach party movies from the ’60s, you’ve seen these characters before. The gawky girl and her nerdy best friend, the too-cool-for-school surfer, the …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at CST a rockin’ good time

“Million Dollar Quartet,” now playing at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is a jukebox musical that tells a story of that time when Carl Perkins was recording, backed by a young …

UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

House GOP wants to link North Korea sanctions to measure on Russia and Iran sanctions

House Republican leaders want to attach a bill increasing sanctions on North Korea to legislation to restrain the president and stiffen punitive measures against Russia and Iran, a last-minute wrinkle …

Tod Marshall’s new anthology proves poetry alive in Washington

For many readers, poetry can seem daunting, freighted with mistaken notions taught long ago by well-meaning but misguided English teachers: that what a poem says and what a poem means …

Yale dean placed on leave over offensive Yelp reviews

A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white …

Music Review: Harry Styles looks to past icon on solo debut

While imitation can be seen as flattery, that’s not always the case as former One Direction singer reaches back for first solo album.

UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Updated “Cinderella” a musical the whole family can truly enjoy

Thanks to Douglas Carter Beane’s updated characters and just the right amount of snark, “Cinderella” is truly a show the whole family can enjoy.

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Review of Seattle police shows promise of reform

Federally mandated changes in the Seattle Police Department led to a stunning drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries, according to …

Recent discrepancies prompt review of Idaho’s sunshine law

Officials with the Idaho secretary of state’s office say they want to review the state’s entire sunshine laws after finding discrepancies in how lobbying requirements are enforced.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ shines with a talented cast

A cast of talented singers, paired with Henry McNulty’s music direction, makes “A Little Night Music” a strong first showing for new artistic director Lenny Bart, who makes his Civic …

Organ phenom Todd Wilson puts passion, talent and imagination on full display in recital at St. John’s Cathedral

A modest crowd was on hand to hear the remarkable performance of acclaimed organist.

Prisons chief orders review of inmate sentences

The state Department of Corrections is conducting a review to determine whether offenders are serving the correct amount of prison time.