Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Oct. 20-26
The theft of a painting changed how the world saw the Mona Lisa.
In Homer’s epic “The Odyssey,” the hero Odysseus and his men land on the island of Aeaea, where they encounter Circe, a powerful witch who is the daughter of the sun god Helios.
Judi Calvert is the living embodiment of the history of massage, one of the oldest forms of therapy dating back to the beginning of man. She lives it, teaches it, practices it and collects the history and artifacts of touch and how it’s intertwined with human history.
My 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, squared her feet, raised her arm toward the dark, diamond-paned windows and waved her wand in a triangle pattern as she shouted an incantation into the night air. “Incendio!”
Each year in October, tattoo artists and enthusiasts flock to a convention center in North Idaho for a Halloween-themed celebration of all things body modification and macabre. The All Hallows Tattoo Expo in North Idaho this weekend is in its third year.
Dear Annie advice column for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
Rummage in the back of your junk drawer for found objects to create cork stoppers that set the tone for your creepy or classic party. Reusing jars and bottles is great for reducing waste and dressing up your party concoctions.
Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
Diana Butler Bass, a leading voice in progressive Christianity, will be in Moscow this month to lead a conference on gratitude. The author known for her texts on American religion and the “spiritual but not religious” movement will be speaking about her newest book, “Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks.”
One of poetry’s most important tools is sensory imagery, and the following poem by Christie Towers of Massachusetts brings in pleasurable smells, tastes and sounds to evoke a rich experience starting with what? Just a bowl of water.
Hanging first in a row of instruments at River City Guitars is a 1979 Fender Stratocaster. This electric guitar is a rarity, even more so than its rock-and-roll kin in the shop, down to the translucent burgundy color and hard-tail bridge – both oddities for its era.
At the very bottom of the human spine is a bone that sticks out a bit called the coccyx (cox-ix). We sometimes call it the “tailbone,” but it is actually made up of several different spinal bones.
Books spilled from dozens of boxes and towered in stacks on shelves. Janelle Smith was in her element.
I think the early October snows must have short-circuited my brain because absolutely out of the blue and for no apparent reason, I have caved to my children’s relentless requests and agreed to get another kitty.
Carolyn Hax advice column for Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
In the show, the hunt is on for Tinker Bell, who’s missing after Captain Hook tried to steal her magic. That search winds through several Disney stories, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Moana,” “Toy Story” and “Coco.”
Miss Manners advice column for Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
New Jersey native Pete Yorn, who now resides in California and has embarked on his “An Evening With Pete Yorn: You & Me Solo Acoustic Tour,” stops at Knitting Factory on Friday night and talked over the phone Sept. 26 about his new album “Caretakers,” music collaboration and labels, Scarlett Johansson, post-tour plans and more.
Set against the backdrop of the war in Vietnam, “Miss Saigon” tells the story of a doomed Vietnamese girl, Kim, a prostitute who falls in love with an American soldier as the war is accelerating to a close.