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‘Ready or Not’ dark take on 1 percenters

December 6, 2019, 6:03am Life

One of the year’s darker takes on the United States’ richest 1 percent tops this week’s new DVD releases. Read story

Peeve: Sports bumping shows

December 6, 2019, 6:03am Life

You have questions. I have some answers. Read story

Food & Drink: Great gift ideas for the foodies on your list

December 6, 2019, 6:03am Food

I was mostly nice this year, so I’m hoping Santa will bring me some goodies to eat and drink. Here’s my list of decadent gifts to satisfy the most opinionated foodie — and everyone else — on your list. Read story

Raise a glass to Rusty Grape’s food

December 6, 2019, 6:03am Dining Out

Not many restaurants in Southwest Washington can claim that they began as a chicken coop, then morphed into a horse stable and then became part of a winery. But then again, there aren’t too many that can also brag about pizzas, paninis, macaroni and cheese, several appetizers and even a couple of desserts, which are all wood-fired, as well as a wonderful selection of Italian-style wines. Read story

Vancouver Master Chorale’s Christmas concerts feature new voices

December 6, 2019, 6:02am Entertainment

María Josefina’s favorite Christmas ornament is a tiny Puerto Rican tree frog. She’s eager to tell you — in song — why el coquí is so special to her and to her native island, especially at this time of year. Read story

Actress thrilled to play femme fatale

December 6, 2019, 6:02am Life

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After benign roles in “Suits,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Mad Men,” actress Abigail Spencer was lusting for something new. “I kept telling my team, I’m like, ‘I want to play a monster next.’ ” She finally got her wish. Spencer is portraying the relentless Doris in Hulu’s new drama, “Reprisal.” Read story

For 70 years, Vancouver Master Chorale an outlet for ‘a city full of music lovers’

December 6, 2019, 6:02am Entertainment

The actual age of the Vancouver Master Chorale, which has changed its name several times across the decades, was unclear until just this year, according to Jana Hart, its director. Read story

Prepare to be bowled over by ‘Waves’

December 6, 2019, 6:00am Entertainment

Rarely has a movie’s title been so apt as that of “Waves,” a film that makes you feel like you’ve been knocked flat over by a fierce current — only to be rescued by a gentle, soothing flow of warm surf that arrives in the nick of time. Read story

‘Marriage Story’ is startlingly intimate

December 6, 2019, 6:00am Entertainment

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” pulls us inside the cyclone of a disintegrating marriage, letting us see the shrapnel flying and the devastated landscape left behind. New York theater couple Nicole (Scarlett Johansson), an actress, and Charlie (Adam Driver), a director, have been together about a decade, and have an 8-year-old son, Henry (Azhy Robertson). We meet the couple, in an opening scene in a therapist’s office, as they are listing… Read story

This decade taught us to love viral pets; now we have to grieve their deaths

December 6, 2019, 6:00am Animals in the News

Lil Bub became famous in her youth, at the beginning of the decade, when a picture of her went viral on Reddit. She was a permakitten with bulging eyes and a tongue that always stuck out. Her owner, Mike Bridavsky, made a Tumblr account for her in late 2011, according to a Spin profile of the cat. He never expected it to blow up, but people found her unusual physical… Read story