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

Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO sketch comedy show

The comic-writer-producer-actress is breaking new ground with “A Black Lady Sketch Show.”

  • Jan 7, 2020

All-new 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is fun and affordable

The subcompact seats five, has lots of cargo space, and gets up to 40 mpg during highway driving.

Take a magical eagle tour on the Skagit River this winter

Boat fleets take camera buffs on the river for photo sessions with America’s symbol.

Grouchy Chef owner denies being grouchy — he’s focused on food

Chef’s manifesto: Sit up straight. No clinking crystal. No shoveling food in your mouth. NO jeans!

She does her sculpting from a studio in the Granite Falls outback

Judeth Davis fell in love with clay when she was just 4 years old. Now she’s an award-winning sculptor.

Living with Children: Embrace punishment

I am often asked how long I intend to keep writing this column, writing books, and speaking on childrearing and family matters. My answer: As… Continue reading

RuPaul has ‘done everything.’ Except this

The story, as he’s told it dozens of times over the years, goes like this: When RuPaul Charles’ mother, Ernestine, was pregnant with him, she… Continue reading

Today in History, January 6th

Today is Monday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2020. There are 360 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Jan. 6, 1941, President… Continue reading

‘Schoolhouse Rock’ actor-singer Jack Sheldon dead at 88

He was the voice behind many episodes, such as the “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill.”

  • Jan 5, 2020

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Kelli Estes: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6, Everett main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The author discusses her second novel, “Today We Go Home.” Estes, raised… Continue reading

Cameron Diaz welcomes a baby girl with a very Hollywood name

The retired actress and her husband, musician Benji Madden, announced Jan. 3 that they’re parents.

  • Jan 5, 2020
Associated Press Photos 
                                Emily Robison, left, and Martie Maguire, right, adjust Natalie Maines’ hair as the Dixie Chicks perform at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in 2007. The award-winning group took to Instagram to tease a new album. It will be their first in 13 years.

From Selena Gomez to Grimes, 13 artists with 2020 albums

Here’s a list of 13 albums we can’t wait to listen to, with release dates included when known.

  • Jan 5, 2020
Associated Press Photos 
                                Emily Robison, left, and Martie Maguire, right, adjust Natalie Maines’ hair as the Dixie Chicks perform at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in 2007. The award-winning group took to Instagram to tease a new album. It will be their first in 13 years.

Guess what, kiddo? You’re going back into a booster seat

Washington’s car seat law has changed in 2020 to keep children under 4-feet-9 or 13 years old in a booster.

Her writing style grew out of her experiences in front of a camera

Catherine Steadman — who played Lady Mary’s rival in ‘Downton Abbey’ — returns to the page with “Mr. Nobody.”

  • Jan 5, 2020
Mark Mulligan / Herald File A pair of bald eagles sit above their nest in a cheer along Norman Road southeast of Stanwood. This weekend is the 10th annual Eagle Festival in Arlington.

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

Mark Mulligan / Herald File A pair of bald eagles sit above their nest in a cheer along Norman Road southeast of Stanwood. This weekend is the 10th annual Eagle Festival in Arlington.