Diedre Twitty, her boyfriend Jordon Vargas and son Jensen Vargas on bed with Funko Pop! characters at their Stanwood home. Oldest Son Jager Twitty in his room with favorite Funkos on display. Rare Darth Vader mini Funko, Dieter’s complete Hulk set and five prototypes in a shoebox under mini figures of various superheroes. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

These ‘Funatics’ have 1,000 Funko toys in their collection

It started with two. Diedre Twitty just had to have a couple of “The Walking Dead” Funko Pop! figures.

Diedre Twitty, her boyfriend Jordon Vargas and son Jensen Vargas on bed with Funko Pop! characters at their Stanwood home. Oldest Son Jager Twitty in his room with favorite Funkos on display. Rare Darth Vader mini Funko, Dieter’s complete Hulk set and five prototypes in a shoebox under mini figures of various superheroes. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Erwin Sanchez, owner of Erwin’s Philly Cheese Steak, on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cheez Louise! Philly cheesesteaks on a busy corner in PNW

March 24 is a national day for soft bread with juicy meat and oozy cheese.

Erwin Sanchez, owner of Erwin’s Philly Cheese Steak, on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Feeling exploited by BF’s request that she handle his job hunt

Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared on Dec. 8, 2004. Dear Carolyn: I’m dating a man who works in information technology, is a… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

HBO documentary picks up where ‘Serial’ podcast left off

The four-part series “The Case Against Adnan Syed” aims to fill in gaps, reveal new evidence.

  • Mar 12, 2019

Maren Morris aiming too hard for the Grammys with ‘Girl’

And trying to appeal to the awards show voters is a recipe for blandness.

  • Mar 12, 2019

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2019. There are 294 days left in the year.

  • Mar 12, 2019

Everett Animal Shelter has a few good boys up for adoption

Three dogs are waiting to be adopted into a forever home.

Ask Mr. Dad: Choosing quality apps makes screen time worthwhile

Q: A few months ago you talked about limiting screen time for toddlers and the importance of picking good quality games for when we do… Continue reading

Infiniti QX60 luxury SUV boosts safety standards for 2019

All models have blind spot warning, forward emergency braking and forward collision warning.

Stop clinging to a dead relationship

Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared on Dec. 19, 2004.

  • Mar 11, 2019

These three audiobooks will get you through to winter’s end

Check out “American Spy,” “Remembering Roth” and “The Suspect.”

  • Mar 11, 2019

Today in History

Today is Monday, March 11, the 70th day of 2019. There are 295 days left in the year.

  • Mar 11, 2019

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Alyssa Mastromonaco: 7 p.m. March 11, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. With her book “So Here’s the Thing…” Mastromonaco offers… Continue reading

Coming home from a long vacation is part of the journey

When you return from Hawaii to find yourself locked out of the house, vacation is officially over.

Glasgow surprises with art, design and culture

The Scottish city is no longer gritty and rundown, but retains its unpretentious friendliness.

Go ‘round the globe at three culture nights at local schools

1. Culture for all. Looking for a dose of culture without traveling to another country? Three culture-themed nights organized by local high schools are scheduled… Continue reading

Hello Kitty is getting her own English-language movie

It took five years to secure the rights to develop the popular catlike character for the big screen.

  • Mar 10, 2019

How much help is too much help for your grown children?

It’s not uncommon for parents to struggle over whether to help their adult kids financially.

Magic Skagit: The river will be turned into a forever stamp

The Skagit River is one of 12 scenic and wild streams to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service.

Our very own ‘Mrs. Maisel’ takes dating to the comedy stage

Renata Lubinsky is a stand-up comedian who wrote the book “Around Seattle in 80 Dates.”