Teen girls and dating? Nope. Never. No Way. OK, maybe

You can’t just play the tough guy and expect her to be happy about it.

  • Nov 11, 2019

Today in History

Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2019. There are 50 days left in the year. It is Veterans Day.

  • Nov 11, 2019

Trees talk: How plants communicate to survive environmental threats

By communicating with bacteria, cottonwoods can recruit help to survive threats such as drought or pathogens.

  • Nov 10, 2019

A CGI James Dean is cast in new film, sparking an outcry

Some say the icon’s digital resurrection is disrespectful and wrongheaded.

  • Nov 10, 2019

Addiction blindfolds not only addicts, but their families

We don’t understand what causes addiction, but 12-step programs can help us find our way.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Curt Colbert: 6 p.m. Nov. 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. The Vietnam war is long over, or so Seattle… Continue reading

How to avoid madding crowds in Italy’s lovely Cinque Terre

The keys include visiting during off-peak season and skipping the towns at midday.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Find your favorite park: The Washington State Parks Foundation has launched a new website designed as a starting point for outdoor adventures. The website features… Continue reading

Taylor Swift pounced on new ‘Cats’ song for movie adaptation

The self-professed “cat lady” worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber to write “Beautiful Ghosts” for the film.

  • Nov 10, 2019

This book will lead you down a rabbit hole to literary delights

In it, Mark Valentine unearths curious and eccentric novels written by half-forgotten authors.

  • Nov 10, 2019

Today’s lesson: How to roast chicken without poisoning the family

Step 1: Wash your hands. Step 2: Don’t touch anything. Step 3: Wash your hands again.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from “Joker,” in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Will there be a ‘Joker’ sequel? Joaquin Phoenix thinks maybe

His grim take on the most iconic comic-book villain set a record for the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.

  • Nov 10, 2019
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from “Joker,” in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

You don’t have to rake autumn leaves. In fact, you shouldn’t

How to put the stuff that falls from trees to good use by turning it into mulch, leaf mold and compost.

Great Plant Pick: Stipa gigantea, giant feather or needle grass

Plant the grass next to the lawn so that a viewer may appreciate its dangling seeds on close inspection.

Here’s what you should be doing in the garden in November

Fertilize the lawn, prune the roses and spread a lot of mulch to prevent a big weed problem.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Pruning fruit trees: The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a presentation on “Pruning Your Fruit Tree” on Nov. 14 at the Snohomish Boys &… Continue reading

Hot Property

A ‘Very Brady’ sale in Malibu

  • Nov 9, 2019

Rubber boots: They’ve been keeping feet dry since 1853

At first, Wellington boots were a fashion statement. Then farmers and soldiers began to wear them.

Today in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2019. There are 52 days left in the year.

  • Nov 9, 2019