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What to stream: The best of Sean Connery

Over the weekend, iconic actor and first James Bond, Sir Sean Connery, passed away at age 90. Connery leaves an enduring cinematic legacy that isn't just Bond, James Bond. Having originated the role, it's impossible to think of Bond without thinking of Connery, arguably the gold standard of the character. 

Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Natural’ actor, dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85.

Review: ‘The Fight’ celebrates feats of Trump-era ACLU lawyers

This summer there aren’t any superhero movies coming out (they’ve all been postponed), but there is one film this season that features real-life heroes. The filmmaking team behind the riveting political doc “Weiner” – Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli B. Despres – has made the documentary “The Fight,” which follows a group of crusading ACLU lawyers as they fight to defend some of the bedrock American civil liberties under attack from the Trump administration.

This week’s free game: Gahan Wilson’s Ultimate Haunted House

Prolific macabre illustrator Gahan Wilson, who drew for Playboy magazine, the New Yorker and the Matthew Looney series of sci-fi books, died last week at the age of 89. In the early 1990s, he provided the artwork for a quirky horror adventure game that rivaled the brilliance of LucasArt's finest entries to the genre.

‘Myst’ makers Cyan Worlds turn to Kickstarter once more to fund virtual reality game ‘Firmament’

The Mead-based company that developed the seminal 1990s adventure game is crowdsourcing its next adventure, with a goal of raising $1.3 million in a month to make “Firmament.” The company’s first title designed with virtual reality platforms in mind, “Firmament” is slated for release next summer if Cyan is successful in its bid for financial support from longtime fans.

It’s a boy! April the Giraffe gives birth again

ALBANY, N.Y. — April the Giraffe gave birth once again in front of an enthralled YouTube audience on Saturday. More than 300,000 watched live as April gave birth to a healthy male calf at around 12:45 p.m., the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York said.

Great Outdoors and Bike Expo Saturday, Sunday

The third annual outdoor adventure and bike expo will be Saturday and next Sunday at the Spokane Convention Center. Expo attendees also gain access to the Spokane Golf Show.

Banff Mountain Film Festival lineup set for Spokane shows

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour lineup of films starting tonight in Spokane was decided this afternoon, and ticket holders should be thrilled with the mix of adventure, adrenaline, culture and humor...

Field reports: Women in wilderness explored by panel

OUTDOORS – Four local women with wide-ranging experience in the great outdoors will join for a panel presentation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowl and Pitcher amphitheater at Riverside State Park. The “Women in the Wilderness” panel is the latest in the summer-long Wednesdays in the Woods presentations organized by REI.