What movies like ‘A Star Is Born’ gets wrong about pop music

These films recycle notions that an artist’s authenticity is jeopardized by a top-down mentality.

  • Jan 13, 2019

What’s new for travelers in Spain and Portugal for 2019

It’s important to travel with the latest information to get the most out of your experience.

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

An oceanfront score for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

The contemporary-style home is found within Montage, a resort community.

Antique bright cobalt blue-blown sugar bowl sold for $2,300

The lid’s finial is shaped like an acorn, but the best clue to its age is the engraving “A.G. 1780.”

Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

Kelly’s daughter speaks out on Instagram, shows support for his accusers

  • Jan 12, 2019

Great Plant Pick: Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph,’ golden lodgepole pine

This golden lodgepole pine sports intense golden-yellow foliage in the winter.

Sparks fly as a student welds a bench seat during the Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool in 2017 at Stanwood High School. This year’s event is scheduled for Jan. 26. (Herald file)

Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Meet the crow expert: John Marzluff, a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington, will speak at the Snohomish Garden Club’s Jan. 14… Continue reading

Sparks fly as a student welds a bench seat during the Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool in 2017 at Stanwood High School. This year’s event is scheduled for Jan. 26. (Herald file)

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

With each smart device in your home, companies are able to gather details about your daily life.

January sees the arrival of 1,450 bare root shrub roses

Employees at Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville prune and pot nearly a thousand and a half plants.

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2019. There are 353 days left in the year.

Wife fears husband’s bragging sets family up for failure

How to head off something like this from happening again.

Booze-related events in and around Snohomish County

Wasky bottle release at Foggy Noggin: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing will release bottles and tap a keg of its Wasky Burton Ale at noon Jan.… Continue reading

Five better-than-decent Northwest wines for under 20 bucks

You can find them at your favorite wine shop — and maybe even any supermarket.

Frontier Airlines flight reimbursement still missing in action

The airline canceled her flight and offered to pay for her new ticket. That was two months ago.

  • Jan 11, 2019

Give yourself permission to move away from toxic mom

I really am the last one. If I don’t go see her, she will truly be alone.

Snohomish brewer ages ales in whiskey and oak wine barrels

All four beers for this weekend’s SnoTown Barrel Program Release Weekend celebration.

Today in History

Today is Friday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2019. There are 354 days left in the year.

  • Jan 11, 2019

‘The Upside’: Unreality ungrounds this formula buddy comedy

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are capable, but setting the film amid lavish wealth was unwise.

Disposable lighters fished from ocean light up exhibit’s point

“Salmon School Ambassadors” is on display through Feb. 23 at the Schack Art Center in Everett.

  • Jan 10, 2019