The five best memoirs of 2017

The Washington Post staff shares their favorite autobiographies of the year.

  • Nov 24, 2017


Mukilteo’s Hani Hani scores with the police chief

The Japanese restaurant serves dishes (poke, ramen, grill) inspired by the Hawaiian islands.


Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt’s Barrel-aged Belgian Winter

Made in 2013, the dark strong ale was stowed away in barrels. The brewery tests one each year.


Franken’s rising political star obscured by accusations

He faces an ethics investigation after allegations he had unwanted physical contact with four women.

  • Nov 23, 2017

Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

The house was provided as part of an economic recovery program during the Great Depression.

  • Nov 23, 2017

‘Coco’ is another eye-popping home run for Pixar/Disney

The animated movie’s a lively, touching tale of honoring family, following dreams.

  • Nov 23, 2017

‘Love, Chaos and Dinner’ an Teatro ZinZanni’s original show

The “Parsian cabaret” is a superb circus dinner theater operation in Marymoor Park through April 29.

‘The Breadwinner’ animation is strong, but its story is stilted

The Cartoon Saloon film never lets you forget that you’re here to learn an important lesson.

Art galleries and exhibits

Museums/events Cascadia Art Museum: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. On third Thursdays, the museum is open until 8 p.m. and is free… Continue reading

Community dance events in Snohomish County

Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club: 8 to 10:30 p.m. mainstream (rounds 7 to 8 p.m.) the second, fourth and fifth Fridays, through May at… Continue reading

Concerts and musical performances around Snohomish County and nearby

Tingstad & Rumbel in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Tickets are $20. Call 360-568-9412 or go to… Continue reading

Denzel Washington’s remarkable performance isn’t helped by plot

The actor is convincing as an awkward, eccentric lawyer, but unconvincing contrivances pile up.

  • Nov 23, 2017
Liz Oyama as Belle, Jimmi Cook as Gaston and John Han as Lefou star in the Edmonds Driftwood Players production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” opening Nov. 24. Magic Photo

In Driftwood’s ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Belle has girl-power bend

Edmonds Driftwood Players presents Disney’s adaptation of the fair tale Nov. 24 through Dec. 17.

Liz Oyama as Belle, Jimmi Cook as Gaston and John Han as Lefou star in the Edmonds Driftwood Players production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” opening Nov. 24. Magic Photo

Regional arts and entertainment tickets for sale

XFINITY ARENA Harlem Globetrotters: Dec. 28. Tickets at or 866-332-8499. TULALIP RESORT CASINO Richard Marx: March 9, ticket prices soon. Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or… Continue reading

Special film showings around Snohomish County

“The Long Night”: Zonta Club of Everett will show the Tim Matsui film at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. Free,… Continue reading

Theater, dance and opera around the region

THEATER Edmonds Driftwood Players: Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; or 425-774-9600. Disney’s musical “Beauty and the Beast” runs Nov. 24 through Dec.… Continue reading

Today in History: Nov. 23

Today is Thursday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2017. There are 38 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. Today’s highlight: On… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2017

Upcoming events for families in Snohomish County and nearby

North Pole Party: Imagine Children’s Museum’s visit with Santa is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 25 at 1502 Wall St., Everett. Go to… Continue reading

Visiting sister won’t pitch in around the house

By Carolyn Hax / The Washington Post Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I live overseas with my husband and two boys. My… Continue reading

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County

The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580. Jazz Sundays. Northwest Jazz Collective, Wednesdays. Open mic Thursdays. Andy’s Fish House: 1229 First St., Snohomish; 360-862-0782;… Continue reading