This book will lead you down a rabbit hole to literary delights

In it, Mark Valentine unearths curious and eccentric novels written by half-forgotten authors.

  • Nov 10, 2019

Today’s lesson: How to roast chicken without poisoning the family

Step 1: Wash your hands. Step 2: Don’t touch anything. Step 3: Wash your hands again.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from “Joker,” in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Will there be a ‘Joker’ sequel? Joaquin Phoenix thinks maybe

His grim take on the most iconic comic-book villain set a record for the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.

  • Nov 10, 2019
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from “Joker,” in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

You don’t have to rake autumn leaves. In fact, you shouldn’t

How to put the stuff that falls from trees to good use by turning it into mulch, leaf mold and compost.

Great Plant Pick: Stipa gigantea, giant feather or needle grass

Plant the grass next to the lawn so that a viewer may appreciate its dangling seeds on close inspection.

Here’s what you should be doing in the garden in November

Fertilize the lawn, prune the roses and spread a lot of mulch to prevent a big weed problem.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Pruning fruit trees: The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a presentation on “Pruning Your Fruit Tree” on Nov. 14 at the Snohomish Boys &… Continue reading

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A ‘Very Brady’ sale in Malibu

  • Nov 9, 2019

Rubber boots: They’ve been keeping feet dry since 1853

At first, Wellington boots were a fashion statement. Then farmers and soldiers began to wear them.

Today in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2019. There are 52 days left in the year.

  • Nov 9, 2019

LGBTQ representation on TV hits record high for fourth straight year

Of the 120 LGBTQ regular and recurring characters on broadcast, 62 (or 52%) are people of color.

  • Nov 8, 2019

Rapper T.I. faces major backlash for ‘hymen’ comments

He takes “yearly trips to the gynecologist” with his now 18-year-old daughter.

  • Nov 8, 2019

Domingo won’t perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

Neither the performer nor the organizers mentioned allegations against him in relation to his withdrawal.

  • Nov 8, 2019

He went from an ID-checking doorman to a certified cicerone

Blake Fitzgerald shares his extensive beer knowledge at Josh’s Taps and Caps in Snohomish.

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

Skookum releases In Ruins: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is releasing In Ruins, an English-style barleywine aged 14 months in local bourbon barrels, on Nov. 8 at… Continue reading

Expedia’s Hotel Price Guarantee doesn’t work — can it be fixed?

Q: I recently booked a vacation at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, through Expedia. Between… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2019. There are 53 days left in the year.

  • Nov 8, 2019

‘Playing with Fire’ shoots for slapstick, goes up in smoke

The John Cena-led cast tries their darndest, but the writing and direction are utterly incompetent.

  • Nov 7, 2019