Evan Thompson

Rockhounds unearth a righteous gemstone near Darrington

It’s the discovery of a lifetime — an 8-ton nephrite jade boulder.


‘Funny Thing’ examines the thin line between laughter and pain

The plot: Strangers get to know each other when their cancer-stricken mothers share a hospital room.


Chef Greg Claus of Revolve Food & Wine pairs food and wine that creates lasting sensations. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A Bothell chef demystifies the art of pairing food and wine

Chef Greg Claus of Revolve Food & Wine shares his philosophy: Drink the wine you like with the food you like.


Lynnwood native is the voice of Skipper in ‘Madagascar’

Meadowdale grad Tom McGrath is an animator, director and screenwriter with A-list credits on his resume.

Tourists get to experience a more authentic Europe in winter

Rick Steves, a longtime travel expert, explains the perks of European travel in the offseason.

Hear Dan and Claudia Zanes’ greatest kid hits in Edmonds

The award-winning children’s musician teams up with his music-therapist wife to perform a sensory-friendly show.

See modern feminism expressed through ceramics at EdCC exhibit

Hanako O’Leary’s exhibit, “Izanami,” challenges society’s unease with female genitalia.

Get artsy with your food at this 6-week workshop in Bothell

Cloud 9 Art School’s Anya Toomre will teach sketchbook techniques in a workshop held Jan. 8 to Feb. 12.

Terrace photographer’s animal pics show their personalities

You can see Kiah Helms’ photography at an exhibit that runs through Jan. 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Exit 192 Improv brings unscripted comedy to Everett

The comedy show’s next monthly performance is Dec. 28 at the Historic Everett Theatre.

7 places to play in the snow that aren’t too far from home

You’ve got your choice of winter recreation in the Cascade Range — and not just at Stevens Pass.

Acclaimed opera singer to ring in 25th annual holiday concert

Yunah Lee is the featured guest performer at the Ahn family’s annual concert Dec. 19 in Lynnwood.

Family traditions inspired Arlington singer’s new recording

Hear Kristen Palmer sing songs from her “A Homemade Holiday” EP at a gig Friday.

Knights in shining armor live out their Arthurian fantasies

Live-action role players in the Everett-based Barony of Aquaterra recreate life in the Middle Ages.

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

Bells of the Sound: The handbell ensemble presents its “Christmas Past and Present” concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th… Continue reading

See 21 films about adventure and derring-do in the great outdoors

The Banff Mountain Film Festival visits the Historic Everett Theatre on Dec. 9-10.

The side dishes are a Filipino treat at Gracie’s Cuisine

The siopao and lumpias are simply superb at Everett’s new Filipino-American restaurant.

Her customers are her extended family at this Lynnwood bar

Traci Lamb, bartender at Just Left Pub & Grill, is an extrovert who loves to get know people.

‘A Christmas Story’ musical takes to the stage in Edmonds

The Edmonds Driftwood Players’ puts on the show inspired by the 1983 holiday classic Nov. 29 through Dec. 22.

One concert is for a good cause, the other for kids’ imaginations

Puget Brass will perform Dec. 6 in Lynnwood and Everett Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert is Dec. 1.