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‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ celebrates 20 years

NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” officially celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, a milestone that was marked with an intellectual, refined evening befitting public radio … oh, who’s …


On sale: The symphony, Carrie Underwood, Kris Kristofferson and Penn & Teller among the shows on sale this week

Our weekly roundup of new shows going on sale in the next 7 days.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

TAG movie based on Gonzaga Prep students premieres in Spokane

Six of the 10 men whose 30 years of elaborate strategies, betrayals and friendships inspired the movie “Tag” gathered in the NorthTown Mall cinema in Spokane for the premiere of …


Summer concerts: Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy music al fresco

The Park Bench Cafe at Manito Park kicks off its outdoor music season tonight. The folks at Arbor Crest have been at it for a few weeks now with their …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Royal wedding: Where to watch online and on TV

The day has almost arrived: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot Saturday in the royal-family-and-“Suits” mash-up we never knew we needed. Here’s everything you need to know …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Spokane filmmaker Andrew Hyatt sees storytelling opportunities in the Bible

Andrew Hyatt couldn’t get in to see his own movie at River Park Square’s AMC Theater this past weekend. Hyatt, who lives in Spokane, is the writer and director of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

Keri Russell loves ‘The Americans’ but ready to say farewell

“As a woman, these kind of characters are just rare,” Russell, 42, says. “For Elizabeth, it’s more than just being single-minded. To me, it’s such a feminist role. She is …


Rising star: Auli’i Cravalho’s finds similarities, differences with her character on ‘Rise’

It’s been a whirlwind 16 months for Auli’i Cravalho. She exploded out of obscurity at the end of 2016 when her Disney animated film, “Moana,” opened. It was the Hawaii …


Actress Jenifer Lewis embraces her bipolar self

Character actress Jenifer Lewis has played the hilarious, take-no-prisoners grandmother Ruby Johnson to great acclaim for 3


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Former Spokane TV anchor gets split-second appearance in Super Bowl ad

Spokanites who regularly tune in to local TV news may get a jolt of deja vu this Super Bowl Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Moving pictures: A brief history of Spokane’s movie theaters

Before the turn of the 20th century, Spokane had numerous theaters for live shows.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

‘Black Lightning’ delivers a jolt of reality to CW’s superhero lineup

The new year isn’t even a month old, and a new superhero is charging onto the scene, smashing into the jam-packed universe already occupied by Superman, Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman …


Around the remote: ‘American Crime Story’ delves into Versace murder

After a mesmerizing look back at the O.J. Simpson murder case, this anthology series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy turns its attention to the 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni …


Sterling K. Brown: Award-winning actor and devoted family man

The morning after making history as the first black man to win a Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a TV drama, Sterling K. Brown fulfilled an acceptance speech …


Stream on Demand: Letterman returns to TV with monthly Netflix show

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


Around the remote: Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globes

Normally, this celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows is a fun, free-wheeling and booze-filled bash. But as Hollywood continues to be rocked by claims of sexual harassment …


Seth Meyers ready to be celebratory and serious at Globes

Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with comedy on his nightly talk show, but as the host of Sunday’s Golden Globes, he has the unenviable task of setting the tone …


Angela Bassett’s new action role in ‘9-1-1’ shows us ‘what 59 can look like’

Angela Bassett turns 60 this year and she’s determined to act her age. So she’ll be starting the year getting shot at and assaulted by bad guys, and defending herself …


Netflix greenlights ‘Bright’ sequel, Smith to return as star

Despite scathing reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to “Bright,” with star Will Smith and director David Ayer expected to return.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Bing Crosby, David Bowie teamed up 40 years ago for a strange, enduring Christmas medley

The sweater-clad septuagenarian joined with the rocker known to the world as Ziggy Stardust for a collaboration in 1977. Five weeks later, Crosby was dead of a heart attack, and …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Stream on demand: The Crown returns to Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Amazon’s ‘Mrs. Maisel’ offers the flip side of ‘Mad Men’

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


U.S. Pavilion plans with temporary shade structure, no permanent cover approved by Spokane park officials

Park planners have signed off on a $16.5 million construction plan for the new U.S. Pavilion that will include temporary overhead shading for events in the summer. Critics said their …


Around the remote: Annual parade highlights holiday TV

Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn’t be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and bloated balloons …


’Veep’ production postponed during Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ cancer treatment

Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.


14 movies worth seeing this holiday season – and none about Santa Claus

“Holiday,” in the first and loosest sense of the word, suggests a break from routine. Although looking forward to a great new movie brings a sense of anticipation akin to …


Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing …


Around the remote: ‘The Walking Dead’ returns with 100th episode

As Season 8 of the zombie sensation begins, it’s time for all-out war. With the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors are finally ready …


‘Godspeed, Hugh Hefner’: Playmates, celebrities, civil rights leaders remember the Playboy founder

The actress Kat Denning remembered meeting Hugh Hefner at his famed mansion, where he was “very nice to my mom.” Kim Kardashian said she was “honored to be part of …


Oregon Supreme Court affirms Portland arts tax

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Portland’s art tax.