Five of the best ways to get your travel photos into your life

Here are some great ideas to show of those vacation pics beyond holiday cards — maybe in the living room?

  • Jan 12, 2020
Robert De Niro (left) plays real-life mobster Frank Sheeran, while Joe Pesci is his Mafia boss employer, in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” (Netflix)

Hollywood found the fountain of youth to make ‘The Irishman’

Robert De Niro said no green screen. No face dots. How digital de-aging changes the history of film.

  • Jan 12, 2020
Robert De Niro (left) plays real-life mobster Frank Sheeran, while Joe Pesci is his Mafia boss employer, in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” (Netflix)

How Carrie Fisher’s role was woven into ‘Rise of Skywalker’

J.J. Abrams said he couldn’t make the last “Star Wars” film without her. She died three years ago last month.

  • Jan 12, 2020

How to organize your housekeeping schedule with to-do lists

You don’t have to shell out $49.99 to purchase one of the many mommy-blogger planners out there.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Skagit Eagle Festival: The month-long celebration in January is held during eagle-watching season in nearby Skagit County. Events and activities take place in Concrete, Rockport… Continue reading

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Rome and Naples

When it comes to navigating the popular and crowded sights, enjoying Italy requires some planning ahead.

Thriller ‘Long Bright River’ takes on the opioid epidemic

Liz Moore’s book is a wonderful nail-biter that subverts your expectations until the very last page.

  • Jan 12, 2020

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.

Hurry! Winterize your garden before the arctic blast arrives

Follow these tips to help prevent freeze damage — but be prepared to do some repairs or replacements.

Great Plant Pick: Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida,’ witch hazel

The pale-yellow flowers of “Padilla” witch hazel are bright additions to the winter landscape.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Birds and windows: As many as 1 billion birds are killed by window collisions in the United States each year. Kim Nelson, of the Skagit… Continue reading

Megyn Kelly and her thoughts on ‘Bombshell.’

Megyn Kelly is finally speaking out about the movie “Bombshell,” which explores sexual harassment at her former employer, Fox News. And she’s assembled others who… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Paul Evans furniture from the 1960s is back in popular demand

His chairs and tables are selling for higher prices each year as collectors understand his importance.

Read on: Seven books to help you shake up your home decor

Furnish your home with found objects. Invest in storage cubbies to be clutter free. Keep your house plants alive.

  • Jan 11, 2020

Today in History, January 11th

Today is Saturday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2020. There are 355 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Jan. 11, 1908, President… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Tom Brady looks to score in the Massachusetts housing market

Tom Brady is moving up and down the field as he and the New England Patriots make another postseason run. Away from… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Prolific ‘Graduate’ writer-actor Buck Henry dies at 89

He managed to pull off the rare Hollywood coup of screenwriter-as-celebrity.

  • Jan 10, 2020

After all those Belgian Christmas ales, it’s time for Dry January

Thankfully, craft breweries are now brewing non-alcoholic beers that taste like, well, craft beer.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Doghaus tasting at Route 2: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Leavenworth’s Doghaus Brewing for a tasting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14… Continue reading

Can this Thello problem be fixed?

Q: We reserved a two-person compartment on the Thello night train from Paris to Venice last summer. A mudslide on the tracks led to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020