‘Ophelia’ unsteadily revisits ‘Hamlet’ from female perspective

There’s fine acting from Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts, but this fails as both potboiler and quasi-Shakespeare.

2019 Lexus NX 300h hybrid SUV is seamlessly sophisticated

Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and an upgraded version of the Lexus Enform system are new features.

Brothers find untapped potential at Whidbey’s Penn Cove Brewing

The Coupeville-based business opens a second taproom, has plans for a third, plus its own brewery.

Milissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann while Ashley Elledge, center, watches Lincoln Ballard swim in the water off of Jetty Island last year. (Herald file)

Jetty Island just could be ‘the most beautiful place in Everett’

There’s sand, trails and wildlife, daily guided nature walks and classes on Everett’s 2-mile isle.

Milissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann while Ashley Elledge, center, watches Lincoln Ballard swim in the water off of Jetty Island last year. (Herald file)

Handling comments about being child-free

Your wife is best positioned to spread the word discreetly among her relatives.

Research, restoration begins on Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’

Art lovers around the world can follow the project online.

  • Jul 8, 2019

Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20

Made his acting debut at age 9 in the 2008 horror film “Mirrors.”

  • Jul 7, 2019

Recycling Corps interns can help you relearn how to recycle

Our recyclables are contaminated with garbage, food and other non-recyclables. We can do better.

‘American Predator’ reveals chilling playbook of a serial killer

The most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century is the subject of Maureen Callahan’s book.

  • Jul 7, 2019

All 8 Spider-Man movies — and counting — ranked from worst to best

“Far From Home” swings into our best three Spidey-flicks of all-time. Here’s where the films stand now.

  • Jul 7, 2019

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Karl Marlantes: 7 p.m. July 8, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Marlantes’ “Deep River” is a rich family saga about… Continue reading

Checking out of Prague and into the Czech countryside

You’ll see traditional towns, a friendly countryside and intriguing history.

New playground in Monroe will have kids swinging like Tarzan

1. Play. Kids will soon be climbing the walls at Lewis Street Park in Monroe. The Monroe park is getting some new equipment in the… Continue reading

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Get wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation,… Continue reading

Riley Humphrey, 3, reacts to the story being read by Shannon Horrocks during Ms. Shannon’s story time at the Snohomish Library on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Rockin’ out, and learning literacy, with librarian Ms. Shannon

Once, she was punk rocker. Now, Shannon Horrocks helps kids develop singing, reading and writing skills.

Riley Humphrey, 3, reacts to the story being read by Shannon Horrocks during Ms. Shannon’s story time at the Snohomish Library on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spirits flare on Independence Day in a war over chairs

You can set up chairs at An Edmonds Kind of Fourth parade the night before. But it’s not so simple.

Why you feel groggy after a nap — and 4 ways to snooze like a pro

If you just can’t shake the grogginess, try these tips to help fine-tune your napping skills.

Do you have one of these blooming machines in your garden?

Whether they’re planted in full sun or part shade, hardy fuchsias will bloom from June until frost.

A list of garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Be careful: Smart devices like Alexa can be security risks

Here are some tips to ensure your home network is secure and information is safe from criminals.