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History on Tap makes a final bow for the year on stage at the Kiggins in downtown Vancouver.
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.' (Ben Rothstein/Warner Bros.

10 scary movies to watch for Halloween

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.' (Ben Rothstein/Warner Bros.

October 21, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

For those who love the deliciously unsettling, tightness-in-the-stomach, hey-wait-what-was-that-noise-outside feeling that a scary movie can bring — here are 10 recommendations from the current century, all of which scared me silly (or made me giggle). Happy Halloween! Read story

From left: David Dastmalchian, John Cena, King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Idris Elba and Daniela Melchior star in "The Suicide Squad." (Warner Bros.

Have a wild time with misfit anti-heroes in ‘The Suicide Squad’

From left: David Dastmalchian, John Cena, King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Idris Elba and Daniela Melchior star in "The Suicide Squad." (Warner Bros.

October 20, 2021, 5:45pm Entertainment

A comic book sequel starring DC Comics’ supervillain team tops the DVD releases for the week of Oct. 26. Read story

Actor-singer Bing Crosby in Los Angeles  in 1959.

Fans optimistic after company buys rights to Bing Crosby’s work

Actor-singer Bing Crosby in Los Angeles  in 1959.

October 20, 2021, 5:25pm Entertainment

Bing Crosby, the Spokane-raised legendary musician and Oscar-winning movie star, is the most recorded performer in history, according to PBS, having made more than 2,000 commercial recordings and approximately 4,000 radio programs along with film and television appearances from the ’20s until his death in 1977. Read story

Superman’s motto bounds into the future

October 20, 2021, 5:11pm Life

Superman is leaping forward with a new motto. The hero will no longer refer to the “American way” in the DC comic books, and will instead use the phrase “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.” Read story

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows director Denis Villeneuve, left, with actor Timothee Chalamet on the set of "Dune." (Chia Bella James/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) (Warner Bros.

Denis Villeneuve brings his ‘Dune’ dream to life

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows director Denis Villeneuve, left, with actor Timothee Chalamet on the set of "Dune." (Chia Bella James/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) (Warner Bros.

October 20, 2021, 4:45pm Entertainment

Long before he’d decided to become a filmmaker, Denis Villeneuve was just a teenager browsing a bookstore when he spotted the cover of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel "Dune." It wasn’t a hard sell for the biology-obsessed 14-year-old, who had already learned that science fiction was a way to dream on… Read story

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels N. Ireland trip

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

October 20, 2021, 8:28am Life

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. Read story

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Is homemade pasta the next sourdough bread? How to make it

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October 20, 2021, 6:04am Food

Welp, it’s more than a full year since the world as we knew it threw in the towel, leaving us masked and quarantined on Planet Freakazoid. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending my time wisely. I shampooed the cat. I can now wink with either eye.… Read story

Charred Corn With Coconut, Chilies And Lime (Milk Street)

A good char balances veggies’ sweetness

Charred Corn With Coconut, Chilies And Lime (Milk Street)

October 20, 2021, 6:04am Food

Burnt food is every cook’s nightmare, but you shouldn’t be afraid of a good char. It’s a fine line, but charring sweeter vegetables such as corn or sweet potatoes builds flavor by introducing a bit of bitterness that balances their natural sugars. Read story

Pumpkin, Thai curry combine for savory mac and cheese

October 20, 2021, 6:03am Food

Now that the nights are cooler, many of us move from the light dishes of summer to the heartier comfort foods of fall. Autumn is when root vegetables and winter squashes take center stage, adding a nutritional kick to stews, soups, grain bowls and casseroles. Read story