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For fans, Harry Potter charms on two continents

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!”
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All Hallows Tattoo Expo brings ‘underground out into the open’

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

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.
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Diana Butler Bass, ‘apostle of thanksgiving,’ to speak in Moscow from Oct. 25-27

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.”
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American Life in Poetry: ‘Sugar Water in Winter’

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.
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Jimmy Page guitar finds its way to River City Guitars in Spokane

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

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.
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have a tailbone?

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.
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Disney on Ice acrobat: ‘We’re doing it for the kids’

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.”
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Days of Yorn: Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn gets intimate on solo acoustic tour

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.