‘Ferdinand’ a modern take on the beloved children’s story

The lovable bull is back in an enjoyable but spotty animated film from the makers of “Ice Age.”

‘The Shape of Water’: 1950s creature feature meets 2017 allegory

Director Guillermo del Toro’s allegory bears his fetishes for monsters and surrealistic environments.

  • Dec 14, 2017

Regional arts and entertainment tickets for sale

XFINITY ARENA Harlem Globetrotters: Dec. 28. Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Music: Jan. 27. Tickets at xfinityarenaeverett.com or 866-332-8499. TULALIP RESORT CASINO Diamond… Continue reading

Brutally true ‘Montauk’ parallels author’s conflicted real life

The short autofictional novel centers on a weekend tryst the narrator has with a much younger woman.

How to saute mushrooms to crispy, browned perfection

Various levels of heat affect our scrumptious fungus: There’s “sweating” and then there’s “sauteing.”

  • Dec 13, 2017

Still looking for that one special recipe for the holidays?

Columnist Jan Roberts-Dominguez shares her traditional recipes for cheese soup and chocolate sauce.

Take 10 minutes to make a salad so harmonious, it sings

You can make this chicory winter salad with roasted grapes as written, or add your own spin.

Three posh places to escape this winter in north Puget Sound

Whether it’s wine country, backcountry or the seashore, a relaxing retreat is close at hand.

Everett’s Michael ‘Scooby’ Silva is the leader of the (dog) pack

Since 2012, he’s built a thriving business walking dogs while their owners are at work.

These eight dogs are waiting for loving homes

Meet Rex, Izzy, Poem, Patrick, Lorraine, Izze, Ivy and Charlie Brown.

‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Golden Globe nominations

“The Post” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” also collected a number of nominations.

  • Dec 11, 2017

Bob Jepperson’s Wild Love Story

A perfect circle of sounds, pictures and storytelling from the Anacortes author.

2017 Toyota RAV4 has two new models, loads of safety tech

The compact SUV’s upscale trim contains features of all other models in the lineup, and more.

Bridge club news: Weekly game follows a plan

Organizer Myrna Corcoran has been managing play at Camano Island since 2010.

  • Dec 11, 2017

Daughter’s friend is forbidden from attending social events

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: My daughter, 11, has three friends from school. One girl’s parents are generous hosts. “Emma” is an… Continue reading

Getting a glimpse of what’s coming as we age

Everett Public Library reading to help you understand the changes ahead in your elder years.

How is it that some abused children fare well as adults?

By John Rosemond / Tribune News Service In a letter to the editor of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune, psychologist Afton Koball and two colleagues… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2017

Today in History: Dec. 11

Today is Monday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2017. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Dec. 11, 1917, British… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2017

Could a law to bring down the mob be used in Weinstein case?

The federal anti-racketeering law was drafted to bring down organized crime but it isn’t limited to it.

  • Dec 10, 2017

‘The Last Jedi’ aims to capture that old Star Wars feeling

The space saga isn’t exactly a scrappy underdog anymore, but now it’s in uncharted territory.

  • Dec 10, 2017