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‘Falling from Horses’: bringing the Western myth down to Earth

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
Molly Gloss’ “Falling from Horses” follows two young dreamers fresh off the ranch, as they try making it in a Hollywood of Westerns and horse operas. Gloss appears Nov. 3 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and Nov. 5 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

‘Falling from Horses’: bringing the Western myth down to Earth

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
Molly Gloss’ “Falling from Horses” follows two young dreamers fresh off the ranch, as they try making it in a Hollywood of Westerns and horse operas. Gloss appears Nov. 3 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and Nov. 5 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

10 frighteningly fun things to do for Halloween

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
From a Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo to a pig roast at Bastille to trick-or-treating at Crossroads, we can help you plan a frighteningly fun Halloween weekend, 2014.

10 frighteningly fun things to do for Halloween

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
From a Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo to a pig roast at Bastille to trick-or-treating at Crossroads, we can help you plan a frighteningly fun Halloween weekend, 2014.

Xbox Entertainment Studios officially closes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
The 2-year-old Xbox Entertainment Studios, which had focused on producing original TV content for the Xbox platform, has now officially closed, with its top executives leaving.

Xbox Entertainment Studios officially closes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
The 2-year-old Xbox Entertainment Studios, which had focused on producing original TV content for the Xbox platform, has now officially closed, with its top executives leaving.

Oct. 31 TV Picks: ‘Ghost Adventures’ on Travel

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, include “Ghost Adventures” on Travel, “Grimm” on NBC and “Blue Bloods” on CBS.

Oct. 31 TV Picks: ‘Ghost Adventures’ on Travel

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, include “Ghost Adventures” on Travel, “Grimm” on NBC and “Blue Bloods” on CBS.

Some golden moments in Rachel Feferman retrospective

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
A review of “A Hole in the Heart,” a wide-ranging, sometimes cluttered retrospective of the work of late Port Townsend artist Rachel Feferman, at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Some golden moments in Rachel Feferman retrospective

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
A review of “A Hole in the Heart,” a wide-ranging, sometimes cluttered retrospective of the work of late Port Townsend artist Rachel Feferman, at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Baroque in Boston: Orchestra to play what the colonists heard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
Seattle Baroque Orchestra, with guest conductor Matthias Maute, presents “The American Dream,” a sampler of popular music filling Boston’s private homes, churches and theaters during the 18th century.

Baroque in Boston: Orchestra to play what the colonists heard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
Seattle Baroque Orchestra, with guest conductor Matthias Maute, presents “The American Dream,” a sampler of popular music filling Boston’s private homes, churches and theaters during the 18th century.

Ebola: Stop treating health-care workers like pariahs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
Call me a coward, but you couldn’t pay me enough to travel to Africa to treat Ebola patients. And for that reason I think the people who do risk their lives to help others are heroes, every bit as much as the 9/11 first responders. They should be treated that way, not quarantined as pariahs.

Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants.

Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:20
The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.

Heavy rains bring increased risk of landslides, SPU warns

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:17
With recent heavy rainfall and more predicted, the area is at a high risk for landslides, a Seattle Public Utilities meteorologist warns. With rain late Thursday and Friday morning, Seattle exceeded the official U.S. Geological Survey's landslide threshold.

NYU research: Don't punish students for their temperaments

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:16
It’s easy to overlook and underestimate shy children, and they can suffer academically because they aren't the squeaky wheel getting the grease.

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:48
That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.

Hawaii town shows how to live with lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:20
Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.

Remembering what skulls really stand for

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:16
I see skulls everywhere: from lawns decorated for Halloween to pajama pants and dog sweaters. Somehow, an image that used to stand for death, motorcycle gangs and pirates evolved into a symbol of cuteness much like Hello Kitty.