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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015

Movie review: ‘The Night Before’ is an instant Christmas classic: naughty, but nice 

Directed by Jonathan Levine, “The Night Before” proves the stoner comedy and the holiday movie to be a surprisingly wonderful combination. An instant classic, the film features plenty of nice characters doing very naughty things to celebrate the season. But fortunately for audiences, this updated twist on seasonal cheer isn’t a lump of coal, with a warm-hearted message to be found amongst all the Christmas Eve mischief.

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Redbox’s Top 10 DVD rentals

The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Nov. 9: 1. “Terminator” 2. “Inside Out” 3. “San Andreas” 4. “Pixels” 5. “Spy” 6. “The Gift” 7. “Southpaw” 8. “Magic Mike XXL” 9. “Pay the Ghost” 10. ...

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SHIBA offers free workshops

People can get free advice on how to navigate the complicated Medicare and prescription drug system during weekly workshops in Spokane and Whitman counties put on by Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA). The service, which is open to everyone regardless of income, is provided Tuesdays and Thursdays in Spokane and Wednesdays in Pullman during the open enrollment for Medicare, which continues through Dec. 7. This is also the time to change Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Part D.

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The Slice: One vote for holiday songs

And now, a few words from Slice reader Donna Milbourn. “Before you publish your annual rant about Christmas music in public venues, I would like you to consider it from a different point of view. For some of us Christmas ...

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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Nov. 12, 2015:Top Songs1. “Hello,” Adele 2. “Sorry,” Justin Bieber 3. “Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton 4. “Hotline Bling,” Drake 5. “Drink You Away,” Justin Timberlake 6. “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” Meghan ...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2015

Carolyn Hax: Husband not Daddy material

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband and I are both late 30s so the decision to have a child is somewhat pressing. I want one but don’t see my partner as a desirable parent, both toward me and the child. I don’t think he would be physically abusive. It’s more his lack of empathy, his short fuse and quick-to-yell attitude, and his self-loathing and lack of ambition. He is well traveled yet increasingly racist. He is an adult who basically throws a tantrum if he is doing something competitive and loses. He tends to be reactive, and I have a hard time broaching many subjects without preparing myself to be berated.

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Jim Kershner

Jim Kershner

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

The Slice: Making air travel slightly less of a hassle

“Being a bean counter, I look at it this way: Six round trips a year times two security screenings a trip (minimum) times five years = 60 screenings divided into $85 = a little less than 12 bits a screening. A bargain in my book.”


Community CommentThe heart in retrospect 

She did it again. Ruth Berning, that goddess of everything that is considered fit to be consumed by the humble masses at Adult Day Health, has once again unknowingly invaded ...

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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