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The 7: From the National Film Registry’s 25 new titles, we pick our favorite 7

There is a lot of good stuff here, including beloved films like “The Goonies” and “Field of Dreams,” and important movies that explore questions of race, religion and ethnicity, such …

The 7: Reasons we love Bedtime Stories, Humanities Washington’s annual fundraiser

The format is simple. There are dinner and drinks, then four writers will read works created for the event based on that year’s theme. This year, it’s “Beacon in the …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

‘The Princess Bride’ is 30 years old? Inconceivable!

“The Princess Bride” has it all: romance, comedy, swashbuckling, wizards, bad guys, good guys, pirates, a vocabulary-challenged Sicilian, a princess, rodents of unusual size, one very large man and the …

The 7: Go for the festivals, stay for the fun times

People from all over the region head to the Lake City for a day of shopping, wandering, eating, drinking and playing. If at some point in the day you find …

UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

The 7: Best places to picnic in Spokane and beyond

No matter what’s on the menu, what matters is the company and the outdoor setting. Here are 7 of our favorite places to spread our picnic blankets.

Don’t let summer fun pass you by

Consider this a warning: You’ve got seven weekends until Labor Day. That gives you plenty of time to take in all the summer must-dos. Here’s our list.

The 7: For the price of a $20K wedding, other options abound

According to, the average cost for a wedding in the Spokane metropolitan area was $24,262 in 2016. In Coeur d’Alene, it was about $500 cheaper, at $23,835. That got …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

The 7: TV shows that were a bust on the big screen

“Baywatch” is the latest movie to draw on a TV show for inspiration – and is the latest to really stink at it.

The 7: 40 years ago, it was a good time to go to the movies

I’m not prepared to say that 1977 was the best year in movies, but in looking at the flicks celebrating 40th anniversaries this year, it seems pretty darn good.

UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

The 7: Jonathan Demme leaves a legacy of humor, horror and humanity

In recent months, I’ve re-watched both “Married to the Mob” and “Stop Making Sense,” so news of director Jonathan Demme’s death on Wednesday had a real immediacy. So much talent, …

The 7: Seven Jimmy Eat World songs you can expect to hear at their Knitting Factory show

With nine albums, most recently last year’s “Intergrity Blues,” and half a dozen EPs to its name, pinning down an exact Jimmy Eat World setlist is nearly impossible. But here …

7 things to do now that basketball season is over

Basically, it’s time to get yourself outside.

The 7: Movies about Hollywood often show the grittier side of the silver screen

The closing scenes of last week’s Oscars ceremony was almost like a movie: The scrappy upstart (“Moonlight”) snatching victory from the jaws of defeat and beating the predicted winner (“La …

7 presidential television, film favorites for the holiday weekend

It’s President’s Day weekend. We thought we’d celebrate with a film festival of sorts, featuring memorable performances on the big and little screens of American presidents – real and fictional. …

Favorite football flicks

Even if you’re not a big sports fan, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in a good sports movie.

Exciting artists emerge from an underwhelming Sasquatch lineup

The Sasquatch Music Festival, which has made the Gorge Amphitheater an annual pilgrimage for thousands of music fans every Memorial Day, recently released its lineup for the upcoming three-day concert. …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017

Throughout his 40-year career, Howie Mandel has been a constant presence in comedy, film and television

Howie Mandel, who brings his comic stylings to Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Sunday, has always worn a lot of hats.

The 7: Actor Viggo Mortensen displays versatility and fearlessness in non-blockbuster roles

Viggo Mortensen is a more versatile actor than his famous role in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy suggests. Here are seven lesser-known films starring the sometime Pacific Northwest resident, …

The 7: Looking forward to Shyamalan, Legos, ‘Logan’

It’s no surprise that movie studios dump their least desirable products during the first few months of the year. After all the Oscar hopefuls march through theaters, multiplexes become a …