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Feb. 23, 2023: Libraries as fine art, indie film & Spokane's sordid past

On TA(P) this week: Spark's Margaret Starry, filmmaker Rob Grabow & author Deb Cuyle

This week's episode of the Thursday Arts (P)review — where the "p" is parenthetical because we look both forward and back — includes the following:

  • A studio interview with Margaret Starry, the donor and event coordinator for Spark Central. She talks about Spark's fundraising season, which kicks off with a "Little Libraries, Big Stories" unveiling on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at Auntie's Bookstore. At the event they'll reveal three artist-designed little libraries.
  • Doug Nadvornick's interview with director, actor and producer Rob Grabow. The Gonzaga University alum's new film, Year of the Dog, is getting its national release in cinemas across the country on February 24. It has already had limited screenings at select film festivals.
  • An interview with Deborah Cuyle, the prolific author of books packed with bite-sized stories from local history. Her newest book, Wicked Spokane, focuses on the murders, opium dens, brothels, gambling houses, crimes of passion and speakeasies in the city's early days.

The Thursday Arts (P)review airs every Thursday at 12pm on KPBX with a roundup of arts-related news and information from across the Inland Northwest.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director