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SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015

In this undated photo provided by Matt Ross Public Relations, Sophia Anne Caruso, left, and Michael C. Hall perform in a scene from David Bowie and Enda Walshs Lazarus," currently performing off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop in New York.

Caruso makes waves in Bowie musical’s debut

The reviews are in for former Spokane actress Sophia Anne Caruso. Caruso, 14, is co-starring in “Lazarus” off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop. The musical stars Michael C. Hall (of “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under” fame) in a role ...

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Literary Calendar

The Salish School Remembers: Reading and Book Release - Students from the Salish School of Spokane will read poetry about Kay O’Rourke’s artwork, “The River Remembers.” The students have incorporated their family experiences and Native American history into poetry about the 30 paintings, which will be bound in a book with local poets’ reaction to the pieces and released at this event. Free and open to the public. Visit www.sparkwestcentral.org for more information. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Spark Center, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. Children’s Storytime - Share stories about Christmas and the joys of the holiday season. Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., Well-Read Moose Bookstore, 2048 N. Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 215-2265.

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The Slice: Daydreams sent special delivery

First there is the disheartening sight of the long line of people ahead of you. Everyone seems a little forlorn. Have they given up hope? Then comes the calculation: Just how long is this going to take? Is this like ...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015

Seaside has the oldest aquarium in the state that dates since 1937. The seals can be fed, there are hands on live displays and many of the fish, animals and plants that are found underwater just beyond the beach can be found at this modest but fun place.

Oceanfront Seaside a good fit for families 

Seaside, Oregon, is a place you can enjoy all year –rain or shine. The town has been hosting ocean-loving visitors for more than a century, and it’s no wonder. In town – or close by – there are pristine beaches, ...

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English artist Louis Wain’s Christmas party full of festive cats makes a fun and fitting wrapping paper for a feline lover.

Fun and festive holiday gift paper

Why settle for run-of-the-mill holiday gift wrapping when there are dozens of wonderful papers available? This year’s designs reflect what’s going on in decor, with metallics of all kinds, and masculine and feminine motifs playing off each other, says Krissa ...

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This photo provided by Kate Jackson Interior Design shows luxurious bed linens that can cost upwards of $1000, but Jackson says some clients find the investment worthwhile. High-end linens tend to last much longer than less expensive ones, she says, and they launder beautifully. As homeowners consider the holiday gifts they might want to give themselves, Jackson recommends considering one fabulous set of good bedding.

Home splurges to treat yourself this season

So many of our home-improvement and design choices are practical ones: Which sofa will stand up over the years? Which paint color matches the furniture? But what about changes that could really elevate our happiness at home? Sometimes the smallest ...

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Staring OK, but only if undetected

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I dine out about once a week. He is fond of “people-watching” and likes to look at other diners while we are eating. I think, however, he tends to stare at people. He says one cannot have an expectation of privacy in a public restaurant. I think it’s rude to stare. Can Miss Manners please explain the difference between staring and people-watching?

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The Slice: Tannenbaum recycling

Wanting to avoid the decidedly unsentimental practice of dumping Christmas trees out by the curb with the garbage after the holiday, some choose to take their trees to the forest and set them free, so to speak.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015

EWU’s Buckingham wins short fiction prize 

The end of the year love is beginning and three local writers are feeling it. Polly Buckingham, a senior lecturer in the English department at Eastern Washington University, has won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Short Fiction, awarded by ...

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Annie’s Mailbox: Care for depressed son may overwhelm him

Dear Annie: My 35-year-old son, “Edgar,” has been diagnosed with major depression and is receiving disability. He currently lives in an apartment on my parents’ property. Since Edgar is vehicle-less, I’ve been helping him with grocery shopping. Last week, after a bout of extreme allergy symptoms, his depression escalated, and he texted me, saying, “My life is worthless.” He claimed he had no food left, but refused to let me bring groceries. He said he didn’t care if he wasted away, although he promised not to kill himself.

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Several ways to treat UTIs

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 30s and fairly healthy. However, I keep getting urinary tract infections. My husband and I want to know what I can do to prevent them. DEAR READER: Many women know well the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). You might feel a frequent urge to urinate, yet pass little urine when you go. It may hurt when you urinate. Your urine might be cloudy, blood-tinged and strong-smelling. Furthermore, many women have a tendency to get repeated UTIs.

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Jim Kershner

Jim Kershner

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

The Slice: Sometimes the home team wins

When it was discovered that Henry the therapy dog had gotten out, guests bailed on Susie Schmidt’s Super Bowl party and searched for the wandering basset hound.


Community CommentThe heaviest thoughts…

The media is filled with it. A legion of younger hungry single men all foam at the mouth upon command at the thought of it. Even that wonderfully-obscure male bastion ...

ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...



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