Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2018. There are 222 days left in the year.

  • May 23, 2018

Viral photo has Jet Li fans worried about his health

But Li’s manager, Steven Chasman, said that it was just a bad photo of someone who is 55 years old.

  • May 22, 2018
Roxy and Illiad Gesler have a chainsawed Stanley Cup model carved of cedar atop a stump in the front yard of their home on May 10, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett couple posts a declaration of their love for hockey

They are taking NHL fandom to new heights with a carved replica of the Stanley Cup.

Roxy and Illiad Gesler have a chainsawed Stanley Cup model carved of cedar atop a stump in the front yard of their home on May 10, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Portland trio purchases the venerable Captain Whidbey Inn

Matt and Mike French and Eric Cheong are the new owners of the beloved Coupeville landmark.

Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

The Obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” Netflix says.

  • May 21, 2018

Once the sun goes down, Venice shines

Venice under a cloak of darkness has an extra dose of magic and mystery.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

GET OUT Sea kayaking: Paddle a loop on the Snohomish River and Stemboat Slough with the Everett Sea Kayaking Committee at 10 a.m. May 27… Continue reading

If you haven’t, try hiking along Washington’s most scenic rivers

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic River Act, which protects 13,000 miles of rivers.

Both sides now: Our readers show their photo skills with clouds

Best of Reader Photos, V1: Clouds are a popular subject for our reader-photographers.

Stop feeling embarrassed by how much you love reality TV

Lucas Mann’s “Captive Audience” is a multifaceted defense of the genre, part scholarship, part memoir.

  • May 21, 2018

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Billy Mac: 7 p.m. May 23, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. “My Oh My! The Dave Niehaus Story” is a reflection on the… Continue reading

Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness

By Mark Kennedy / Associated Press A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2018

CBS looks back in time for its reboot-heavy new TV season

Glance at next season’s schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2018

Find joy and meaning while at work — even when it’s challenging

After the Great Recession, many of us are working harder and longer hours. It makes us disengage.

East or West, flowering dogwood tree coast-to-coast favorite

Three main species of dogwoods can be grown in our gardens: the Pacific, Eastern and Korean natives.

Bunnies beware: Elderly miniature poodle is backyard hunter

Poodles can do everything Labrador retrievers do — and look fabulous while doing it.

Signs that you’re a good parent — even if you think you’re not

Parents who are supremely confident and never ask for help are usually the worst parents.

  • May 21, 2018

Tale of Two Toyota SUVs: one big, one small, both long-lived

Unassuming compact RAV4 and burly 4Runner appeal to diverse buyers.

Talking Heads’ first album is still mesmerizing at 40

Talking Heads ’77 stands up to the test of time as a breakthrough for music.

The downside of shielding kids from disturbing news

Kids have always known more than their adults want to believe they know.