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Eight films that raise us up: From ‘The Princess Bride’ to ‘Life Is Beautiful,’ these big-screen movies lift the human spirit

Eight films that raise us up: From ‘The Princess Bride’ to ‘Life Is Beautiful,’ these big-screen movies lift the human spirit

UPDATED: 3:43 p.m.

updated Movies are all about emotions. Positive ones, negative ones and everything in between. We’re entertained and enthralled by movies because we’re so emotionally invested in these stories and characters. And given everything going on in the world right now, we could all use some of those positive emotions that only movies can provide.

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Dear Annie 1/21

Dear Annie: Throughout the pandemic, I’ve noted some things that make for a successful video call. Perhaps these suggestions will be of use to your readers.
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Eight films that raise us up: From ‘The Princess Bride’ to ‘Life Is Beautiful,’ these big-screen movies lift the human spirit

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Movies are all about emotions. Positive ones, negative ones and everything in between. We’re entertained and enthralled by movies because we’re so emotionally invested in these stories and characters. And given everything going on in the world right now, we could all use some of those positive emotions that only movies can provide.
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Keep Music Live announces application for relief grants

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Keep Music Live, a fundraising campaign that raises money to support small, independently owned venues in Washington in the time of COVID-19, has announced the application for relief grants is now open. The application period, which opened Tuesday, will close on Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

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‘No Man’s Land’ skillfully executed, but the message is muddled

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

For director Conor Allyn, making films has always been a family affair. He got his start helming action movies in Indonesia produced by his father, former Dallas political consultant Rob Allyn, and now has 11 features under his belt. Father and son also served as producers on Mexico’s Academy Awards submission this year.
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‘Scarface’ meets Indian caste system in ‘The White Tiger’

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Animals abound in Ramin Bahrani’s “The White Tiger,” a wild and rollicking adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Animals are how our protagonist, Balram (Adarsh Gourav, in a chameleonic performance), makes sense of the world into which he’s born: an oppressively hierarchical Indian society.
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Neo-noir ‘12 Hour Shift’ is a fun, unsavory ride

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

“12 Hour Shift” brings us a world populated by mundane, shoot-the-breeze small talk floating on the surface of a sourly sinister plot. We find Mandy (Angela Bettis) sitting on the curb outside a hospital smoking a cigarette in preparation for her double as a night nurse. Her chatty co-worker comments on Mandy’s thin physique.
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Stream on Demand: ‘The White Tiger’ flips the ‘Slumdog’ storyline

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Anna Paquin plays the top spin doctor at a London public relations firm in “Flack: Season 1” (TV-14), a dramedy filled with bad behavior and the brilliant women who cover it up by destroying other lives … including their own. Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson and Sophie Okonedo co-star in the British production.
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Things to do in Spokane: Jan. 22-29

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Virtual Wine Class – A weekly wine class hosted by Rocket Market’s Kevin Murphy. Four to five bottles of wine are provided with each week’s class for tasting from home, available for pickup at 2 p.m. on the day of the class. Each week features a new theme to discuss, and wine, beer or cider makers or other experts are often in attendance as guest speakers. Visit rocketmarket.com to register and receive a Zoom link via email. Friday, 7 p.m. $60.
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Bandsintown launches subscription service offering exclusive live concerts

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

If you had wanted to know last January when your favorite band was coming to town, or which artists were expected to grace Spokane with a concert, you probably would have looked it up. And, in all likelihood, you would have ended up on bandsintown.com, which for years has been a central medium for connecting artists to audiences.
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Morgan Wallen’s new double album feels about 19 songs too long

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Social media is a dumping ground for our epiphanies, so that's where Daniel Ek unloaded his latest eureka on Tuesday. "I have come to realize that much in the world tend(s) to be correlated to how we see time," the Spotify CEO and corporate philosopher wrote on Twitter. "Many things that appear illogical can make perfect sense."
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Ask the Doctors 1/21

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to an extension of our monthly letters column. Our main letters column this month was devoted to your questions about the new coronavirus vaccine – an important topic that needed immediate attention. So we’re back with parts one and two.
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Ask the doctors 1/23

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Hello, again, dear readers. We’re back with the second of our two bonus letters columns. Let’s dive right in.
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Water Cooler: Knife care basics

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

Purchasing a quality chef knife is a great first step for a beginner home cook, but the quality of the knife soon won’t matter if it isn’t cared for. Luckily it only requires a few habits and precautions to ensure the knife lasts for many years to come.
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People’s Pharmacy: Special toothpaste prevents canker sores

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

Q. When I was a kid, I used to get horrible canker sores. My mother treated them with silver nitrate, which hurt like heck. After my braces came off, I took better care of my teeth and brushed more frequently. I didn’t have as many canker sores and thought it was because of the brushing.