Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Circus Tryouts: Tryouts for the Vuelta La Luna Variety Circus will be held 2 to 5 p.m. May 26 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408… Continue reading

Food and drink events in and around Snohomish County

Food Truck Fridays: The Washington State Food Truck Association teams up with the Port of Everett to bring food trucks to the Port of Everett… Continue reading

Forbidden passions ignite in ‘Disobedience’

The film is about more than Rachel Weisz’s and Rachel McAdams’ sex scene — it’s about freedom.

  • May 24, 2018

Mesmerizing leads in whodunit ‘Beast’ meant to be future stars

Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn give memorable performances as misfits who fall for each other.

She’s the unrepentant fox in her daughter-in-law’s henhouse

This mother-in-law takes the grand prize for entitlement and cluelessness.

Snohomish County represented at Northwest Folklife Festival

The 47th annual festival, which is May 25-28 at Seattle Center, features 32 acts from the county.

Special film showings around Snohomish County

Silent Movie and Pipe Organ Night: 7 p.m. June 1, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. The movie is “The Kid,” starring Charlie Chaplin and… Continue reading

Stories illuminate life on the wall — Hadrian’s Wall in the UK

Three books help us understand more about the past of Roman Brittania and its famous wall.

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

THEATER Phoenix Theatre: Wade James Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.tptedmonds.org. “The Foreigner” opens May 25. The award-winning comedy takes… Continue reading

Themes in Moliere’s ‘Don Juan’ echoe today’s Me Too movement

Everett Community College presents the comedic play from 1665 June 1-9 at the college’s theater.

Tickets on sale in Snohomish County and beyond

ANGEL OF THE WINDS ARENA Ladies Night Out: Featuring BBD, GINUWINE and NEXT, May 26, from $40.50. Alice Cooper: Aug. 19, from $42. 2018 Skate… Continue reading

Today in History

Today is Thursday, May 24, the 144th day of 2018. There are 221 days left in the year.

  • May 24, 2018

What to do about ex’s problematic Facebook post

She writes a manipulative letter to her son “from” the family pet.

  • May 24, 2018
Marcia Kester is playing April 19 at the Buzz Inn Lakeshore in Lake Stevens. (Photo by Kenny Randall)

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

Amici Bistro: 8004 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425-438-9544. Live music 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday. The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave, Everett; 425-374-2580; www.anchorpub.com. Thursday… Continue reading

Marcia Kester is playing April 19 at the Buzz Inn Lakeshore in Lake Stevens. (Photo by Kenny Randall)

‘Extra help’ program helps seniors with their medication costs

Q: Are there any special Medicare programs that help seniors with their medication costs? My 74-year-old mother, who lives primarily on her Social Security, takes… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2018

Know your sugars, from demerara to muscovado to confectioner’s

While studies say we consume too much sugar, it’s hard to imagine life without a bit of sweetening.

  • May 23, 2018

Mixed-berry galette with one crust makes dessert easy as pie

It’s a fuss-free way to turn the season’s wealth of berries into a splendid summer fruit pastry.

No go on dough: Here are other ways to enjoy nutritional yeast

The Washington Post’s staff recently discussed all things food. Here are your questions answered.

  • May 23, 2018

She’s totally done with her sister

The sibling’s borderline personality disorder creates trauma and havoc.

This barbecued chicken salad makes a tasty Memorial Day treat

The quick recipe adds chicken covered in barbecue sauce and cubed potatoes to a traditional salad.

  • May 23, 2018