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December 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Here are the best (and worst) movies opening this weekend

(AP photos) It’s a big movie weekend. With Meryl Streep’s “Into the Woods” singing its way into theatres, and much-debated “The Interview” making an appearance, it might be tough to pick. Here’s a roundup of the movies opening Christmas weekend. And, ICYMI, here is a favorite movies of the year list, and a movie poem


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November 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Share your home holiday-lights photos

Photo by Kevin Houck UPDATE 12/23: We have a winner! Congratulations to Kevin Houck of Federal Way, who submitted the display above. Houck has been lighting up the neighborhood for 23 years with more than 70,000 lights. He has some pretty cool neighbors, too, who let him take over their yards when he ran out of…


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September 12, 2014 at 5:41 PM

What book should you read next? Recommendations for readers

Seattle Times books editor Mary Ann Gwinn and David Wright, reader services librarian for the Seattle Public Library, talked books on Tuesday with Seattle Times readers. Wright’s specialty:  if you tell him the last book you read and enjoyed, he can recommend the NEXT book you’re going to want to read. Read their recommendations below. Also see Mary Ann’s…


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August 22, 2014 at 5:15 AM

DIY contest: Make a newsprint masterpiece

Basak Yurtoglu, a student at Seattle Central College’s School of Apparel Design & Development, made this braided fascinator. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) Update, Nov. 4: The 2014 Make a Newsprint Masterpiece contest is now closed to entries. Read the story about the winners and see photos of their masterpieces. Earlier post: Welcome to Make…


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