‘1917’ uses technical bravura to get our pulses pounding

Director Sam Mendes filmed this story, about two WWI soldiers on a perilous mission, in two unbroken shots.

‘Like a Boss’ is a laughter-free, pointless fiasco of a movie

A capable cast led by Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne is stranded in a truly terrible film.

’Just Mercy’ punches hard at racist criminal justice in Alabama

The film isn’t subtle, but it hits the right notes for a legal drama. Michael B. Jordan plays a crusading lawyer.

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

Cascade Symphony Orchestra: The Edmonds’ orchestra’s “Happy Birthday, Ludwig!” concert is at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth… Continue reading

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

MUSEUMS/EVENTS Schack Art Center: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 2921… Continue reading

The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum is hosting a tour and 30-minute talk about the Focke-Wulf 190 A-5 on Jan. 11 in Everett. The German fighter plane from World War II was one of the most feared in the war and the most advanced of its time. (Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Seahawks vs Green Bay: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Game is free to watch on the big screen, but… Continue reading

The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum is hosting a tour and 30-minute talk about the Focke-Wulf 190 A-5 on Jan. 11 in Everett. The German fighter plane from World War II was one of the most feared in the war and the most advanced of its time. (Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum)

Hear Dan and Claudia Zanes’ greatest kid hits in Edmonds

The award-winning children’s musician teams up with his music-therapist wife to perform a sensory-friendly show.

Schedule of special film screenings in Snohomish County

Sno-King Meaningful Movies: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. When President Trump declared after withdrawing from the Paris… Continue reading

See modern feminism expressed through ceramics at EdCC exhibit

Hanako O’Leary’s exhibit, “Izanami,” challenges society’s unease with female genitalia.

Kermit Apio will perform stand-up at the Best of Seattle Comedy Competition in Everett on Aug. 17. (YouTube)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

THEATER Village Theatre: Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 425-257-8600; www.villagetheatre.org/everett. The 1950 Broadway hit based on short stories by Damon Runyon,“Guys & Dolls,”… Continue reading

Kermit Apio will perform stand-up at the Best of Seattle Comedy Competition in Everett on Aug. 17. (YouTube)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

ANGEL OF THE WINDS ARENA Fed Cup Qualifying Rounds: Feb. 7-8, from $30. WWE Monday Night Raw: Feb. 17, from $20. Cirque Du Soleil “Axel”:… Continue reading

Megs McLean will perform Jan. 11 at Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon in Stanwood. (Megs McLean)

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The Amarillo: 116 E. Main St., Monroe; 360-217-8484. Open mic Thursdays with host Jeff Crookall. Highway 9, Jan. 10. Amici Bistro: 8004 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo;… Continue reading

Megs McLean will perform Jan. 11 at Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon in Stanwood. (Megs McLean)

Yum! Food and drink events around Snohomish County

Pancake breakfast: Monroe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7511 will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Rock Church,… Continue reading

Our reporter insists the Grouchy Chef is not grouchy

Andrea Brown talks about a visit to the Grouchy Chef restaurant. She says he simply has high standards.

Healthful foods to get you over those post-holiday blues

Our scales aren’t very happy with a lot of us — and vice versa — in the new year. It’s time to eat healthfully.

  • Jan 8, 2020

Here’s popping fresh proof that slaw isn’t just for summer

This bright winter salad stands up boldly to the season’s savory stews, soups and roasted dishes.

The basics: How to make a roasted veggie and polenta bowl

Also try serving the veggies with rice, couscous or pasta — or sausage links, chicken breasts or pork tenderloin.

  • Jan 8, 2020

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2020. There are 358 days left in the year.

  • Jan 8, 2020

Why order Chinese takeout when you can make it yourself?

This crispy beef stir-fry comes together in minutes. It only requires shallow frying of bite-sized pieces.

  • Jan 8, 2020

‘Prozac Nation’ author Elizabeth Wurtzel dies at age 52

She died at a Manhattan hospital after a long battle with cancer.

  • Jan 7, 2020