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Pro baseball’s 1st black Latino star Minnie Minoso dies

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:34
Minoso, who made his major league debut just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game’s first black Latino star, died of natural cause at age 90.

Rental-car drivers dinged by toll charges

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:46
Automated toll charges plus rental company’s fees can add $50 or more to your bill.

Get a taste of Istanbul on culinary tour

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:46
Walk and eat in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, a warren of shops and tiny cafes, on a 5.5-hour tour with Culinary Backstreets.

Yummy slow-cooker recipes promote health, too

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
Nutritionist Carrie Dennett shares three extra-healthful recipes for the slow cooker: Moroccan Beef Stew with Dried Plums; Mediterranean Chicken Stew with Lemon, Garlic and Olives; Coffee-Lovers Black Bean Chili.

The Week Ahead: Dino Day at the Burke, hockey in the Cold War

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
The week of March 1 brings concerts, dance and a terrific documentary.

March 1: ‘Battle Creek’ debuts on CBS

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Sunday, March 1, 2015, include “Battle Creek” on CBS, “Rugged Justice” on Animal Planet and “Downton Abbey” on KCTS.

Sunday Best: Jamie Chung wows on the red carpet

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
Jamie Chung impresses at the Oscars with her dress by Yanina Couture.

Neighbor thinks I’m a dangerous parent

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
Try treating busybody with compassion, but don’t let determine what your children do.

A conference for the yoga community

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
The Northwest Yoga Conference will be held March 5-8, 2015, at the ns to the Lynnwood Convention Center between Thursday, March 5, and Sunday, March 8.

Arthritic dog bounds off bed after sleeping with bar of soap

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
People’s Pharmacy on a home remedy for aches and leg cramps; natural remedies for heartburn; and exercising to reduce nighttime urinary symptoms.

‘The Girl on the Train’ tops best-selling hardcover fiction

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:16
“The Food Babe Way” tops nonfiction book sales.

‘Alan Turing: The Enigma’ leads sales at Parkplace books

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:01
“Being Mortal” tops hardcover books.

‘My Documents’: low profile in post-Pinochet Chile | Book review

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:16
Chilean author Alejandro Zambra’s story collection “My Documents” chronicles the quiet rhythms of life in Chile after the Pinochet dictatorship, where secrecy remains an essential element of social life.

The long, tortured tale behind ‘Dr. Zhivago’

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:16
Book editor Mary Ann Gwinn likes “books about books,” and she recommends a compelling one: “The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book,” by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée.

‘Dead Wake’: page-turning tale of the Lusitania’s last days | Book review

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:16
In “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” nonfiction master Erik Larson uses many threads to weave the narrative of the last days of the passengers and crew of the Lusitania, before its shocking sinking by a German submarine.

‘Screening Room’: flickering memories of a family | Book review

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:16
Alan Lightman’s memoir “Screening Room: Family Pictures” is a recollection of his larger-than-life Memphis-based family, but its narrative power is blunted because some of the characters are belatedly revealed as fictional.

‘My Girl’ — 50 years and counting

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 20:16
One of the fascinating, albeit unintended, byproducts of the tech revolution is that what used to be called the mainstream of American popular culture has fractured into near obsolescence.

Experts on Islamic State worry U.S. slighting the fight for Mosul

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 09:00
Some analysts said that with the legitimacy of the Islamic State’s cross-border claim of authority at stake, it was unlikely the group would easily give up control of Mosul or dedicate a small force to protecting it.