New articles & reviews: Jazz, ACEs, gift guides & more

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Yet another roundup of recent articles.

  • Go Directly to Jail,” a review of The Clink, a new musical by local composer and playwright Tom Cooper and Kristin Cooper Herby, at Stage Left Spokane (Inlander, October 30)
  • Modern Times,” an update on the merger of Interplayers Theater with Lake City Playhouse to become The Modern Spokane/Coeur d’Alene (Inlander, November 13)
  • Starting the week of November 20 and ending December 18, I wrote (unbylined) the Downtown Spokane Holiday Pulse supplement in the Inlander, which highlights local businesses. Here’s the December 18 issue as an example (Inlander, November 20)
  • A review of the musical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Spokane Civic Theatre (Inlander, November 25)
  • Understanding ACEs,” an article on adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, with a focus on the pioneering research and solutions being carried out or adopted in Spokane (InHealth, Dec 2014-Jan 2015 issue). This article benefitted greatly from the oversight of InHealth editor Anne McGregor; I was grateful for her additions, input and edits when getting to grips with such a complex topic.
  • A Joyful Noise,” a preview of Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping at The Modern Spokane (Inlander, December 11)
  • The books portion (jointly with Ted McGregor) of the Inlander‘s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide (Inlander, December 18)
  • A belated review of Neighborhood Veins, the third full-length from NC-based band Schooner (Ink 19, January 7, 2015)

There’s one review from 2014 still in the editorial hopper: It’s on a BFI critical companion to Dr. Strangelove for the TLS. No word on when that’s scheduled to run. One ongoing assignment is a monthly Inlander supplement to commemorate the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena’s 20th anniversary (also unbylined); the first one is due out this week.