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By Kirk Boxleitner   In adapting Martin Amis' 2014 novel, "The Zone of Interest," to the big screen, writer-director Jonathan Glazer takes seriously the phrase, "the banality of evil," … more
By Sidonie Maroon Culinary educator for The Food Co-op   As cooks, we’re the gatekeepers of our family’s health, and we decide how the pantry is stocked. This goes for … more
Curated by Katherine Darrow   One hundred years ago in Port Townsend, a branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was located at Washington and Taylor Streets at the … more
      I know I’ve done my job when the first reaction to a spoonful of soup is a long sigh with closed eyes and a smile.The more you make wonderful soup, the more … more
    The previous week's weather had me housebound, so no trips to the movie theater for me. Instead, I bunkered down and caught up on streaming series, as two shows ended their … more
    As a Washington state boy, there’s no way I wasn’t reviewing this week’s premiere of “The Boys in the Boat,” based on the 2013 book by Daniel … more
    "Ferrari" is every inch a Michael Mann film. Its acting, cinematography and production are all impeccable, but I didn't find the end result entirely compelling. Mann has … more
  Look back to remember what works If you’re serious about improving your culinary skills, then sit down with a cup of coffee close to the New Year and reflect on what … more
      Friday, January 4th, 1924   Canned: Shine Man Says Hundreds of Tons of Fine Fruit Now Going to Waste W.R. Hicks, of Shine, known as one of the … more
By Carole Marshall   Downstairs in the finished basement of my home is a mixed bag. One portion is a jumble, but open the door to the back room and you’ll find a neat and tidy … more
What does one think about when reaching the end of their eighth decade thus enjoying the one percent club? Yeah, not that financial one. It is the club that apparently includes those of us born into … more
Back several years, when menopause reared its unpredictable head, I decided to face the issue cold turkey. The pounds appeared overnight, but I was too invested in staying sane through the flashes … more
You know it as the town you drive through to get to Lake Crescent or Camaraderie Cellars or other points further West. OK, you really go there to catch the Black Ball ferry to Victoria, B.C and have … more
As the light returns to our jewel by the strait, let’s shine that light on one of Port Townsend’s many blessings, our school system. Earlier this month, 68 fifth graders from Salish Coast … more
  I've shilled for this one before, but unlike "Die Hard" or "A Christmas Story," it has yet to make the jump from a holiday curio to a broadly beloved Christmas classic, so here's hoping I … more
  The Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year, is a rich time to gather and mark the turning point when the dark gives way to the light. This symbolic time of … more
In the first few years after my mother’s death, I was a bit bossy with my widowed father. When he didn’t seem to be moving on and enjoying life, I decided he needed a pet. Dad had always … more
Many of us understand what it means when someone bombs your home, your sacred spaces, or the places where you learn and heal. We know how it feels when a person or entity invokes a mixture of … more
    Whether you're looking for childish flights of fancy in the cinema or suspenseful spy thrillers on streaming, this week's reviews have got you covered. "Wonka" smartly … more
Let’s hop in the car again for our annual, albeit incomplete, tour and grading of our local holiday light displays:  —We’ll start on west Hastings, just north of Sheridan. … more
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