What's Up With That?

A tribute that’s more than skin deep

Thomas Resch had his late mom’s heartbeat and last note to him tattooed on his chest.

Blues Brothers rock the roof of Lynnwood auto shop

The flashy figures were originally put up to draw customers to the business next door.

This beefy ex-cop has a delicate hobby: intricate paper-cut art

You can see Tom Sacco’s creations at the upcoming Everett Art Walk.

Why is there a bitcoin ATM at this Lynnwood gas station?

And by the way, what is bitcoin? It’s cryptocurrency backed by nothing — but worth a whole lot.

Coloring book by white guys mad at White House white guys

“I Am So Sick of White Guys” is sure to amuse some people — and most certainly anger others.

Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

10-year-old girl to plaster prose at Everett park and ride

Aeries Erickson is writing a literary journal so commuters have something to read.

Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At Arlington reptile store, you need to watch where you step

It’s a hotbed of scaly, hissy and slithery critters — in cages and on the floor.

Where the wild things are in Snohomish

Step into the studio of Imps and Monsters creator Justin Hillgrove for a Black Friday sale.

The Rucker Hill house is featured in the Twin Peaks series in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Living happily ever after in the ‘Twin Peaks’ house

Everett homeowners snagged a role in the recent reboot of the 1990s cult classic show.

The Rucker Hill house is featured in the Twin Peaks series in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jewelry that’s nutty and fruity — but also is oh-so-pretty

Bothell designer makes sustainable necklaces and earrings to help artisans in her native Colombia.

This Gene Simmons can rock your world and save your life

An Everett firefighter started dressing as the KISS icon seven years ago, and the rest is KISStory. (Video)

Monroe man repurposes scrap into weird, wacky, wondrous art

“I hate to see stuff that’s cool get thrown away,” says Colin Nolan.

UFO at Paine Field playground was left by an artist — not aliens

The flying saucer at community park in Everett is a cosmic attraction.

Sip wine and browse hundreds of fossils and minerals

FossilEra warehouse in Monroe teams up with Davenport Cellars for wineology and paleontology. (Video)

Body waxing from brows to toes … and everywhere in between

Waxology salon in downtown Everett will remove hair in places you might not know it grows.

How did 300 feathers get stuck in that old utility pole?

Artful adornment in Everett is the creation of a retired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

Here’s what’s up at this flower-power house in Everett

Herald reader Jim Zelmer called me about a house on Colby Avenue in Everett with a yard of flowers that makes him slow down and… Continue reading

Oh, ‘Whateverett’: T-shirts inspired by aloof, drunken sailor

Whatever. The term for indifference or exasperation, often muttered with “Yeah, well” before it, has gone local. Whateverett. What’s up with that? Jillian Ingram, 38,… Continue reading

On the hunt for the Mukilteo mermaid that’s gone missing

Your help is urgently needed. A mermaid has gone missing. Maybe you have information that can help locate her. What’s up with that? It’s a… Continue reading