Bremerton teacher’s comic aims to defy black stereotypes

Boosted by a successful Kickstarter campaign, the series explores greed, power, racism and religion.

  • Jan 21, 2018


From Jasper to Banff: A Canadian adventure in an RV

Jennifer Bardsley plans to take her family on two-week roadtrip through Canada in a tent trailer.


‘12 Strong’ infuses heart into war, but doesn’t dive too deep

Movie tells extraordinary story of battle in the mountains of Afghanistan in the winter of 2001.

  • Jan 21, 2018


Anxiety, or chronic worry, is a growing problem

Paul Schoenfeld shares four approaches to help keep your anxiety from getting out of control.

Beat the winter blues, the flu and the tax man

1. Beat the January blues. Here are some tips from Mill Creek fashion blogger Anne Dofelmier’s “Daily Fashion Muse.” If you have to work out,… Continue reading

Best-selling books

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Jan. 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2018

Find many of our region’s winter birds in the Skagit Valley

If you love birding, also check out these bird-related festivals, lectures and other events.

New sculpture at WSU-Everett is a math-focused masterpiece

Artist Paul Vexler’s “Conic Sections” showcases the circle, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola shapes.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT All about birds: La Conner Birding Showcase, a gathering of birding experts, organizations and artists, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27… Continue reading

Skippers share sea stories at Marysville speaker series

The Bellingham couple will talk about charter cruises on the historic wooden vessel they rebuilt.

Snohomish County book calendar

Wayne Jonas 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park Dr. Wayne Jonas will talk about and sign copies of “How Healing Works:… Continue reading

TV’s $20 million woman: 5 best lines from Ellen Pompeo’s interview

By Sonia Rao / The Washington Post Ellen Pompeo doesn’t hold back. And why should she? It’s a privilege that comes with being the highest-paid… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2018

What’s new this year for travelers in England, Ireland

The nations are improving tourism infrastructures and adding exhibits to well-known sights.

‘Portlandia’ ending after eight seasons of lampooning hipsters

The sketch comedy series launched its final season this week.

  • Jan 20, 2018

A visit to the nursery helps put you in the mood to garden

Not ready to get back into gardening? January is still a fun time to poke around a garden center.

Expo in Stanwood can help you get ready for the country

The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool is set for Jan. 27 at the high school.

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

“The Promise of Spring”: Plant sale and workshops by Northwest Perennial Alliance, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Bellevue Botanical Garden’s Aaron Education Center,… Continue reading

Hot Property: She hopes to be thigh-high in bids

Finding no takers for her Palm Springs oasis, which has been on and off… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Long rocking bench with strange fence is for protecting baby

The settee is a furniture form that dates to the 1810s. It’s a lengthened Windsor or Hitchcock chair.

Plant of Merit: Hybrid oriental hellebores, Lenten rose

What: Oriental hybrid hellebores, with the common name Lenten rose, are a sure-cure for the winter doldrums. In Puget Sound, they typically come into bloom… Continue reading