• Carving their niche

    Inspired by Nature show vendors create their products in small northern Idaho town

    By Mary Stone

    Four generations — and two dogs — participate in Gene and Pat Lewis’ antler-based business in tiny Fernwood, Idaho. The couple create a variety of items — from ice cream scoops to pizza cutters to dog chews — using antlers they find themselves and others they purchase from shed hunters, folks who scour the woods for the antlers deer, elk and moose drop each season...

  • Artisans to demonstrate ‘The Art of Textiles’ at Dahmen Barn

    Artisans at the Dahmen Barn’s 16th annual Demonstration Day, set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, celebrates “The Art of Textiles,” spotlighting 10 different crafts with experts on hand to show how they're done...

  • Exhibition shows off WSU MFA students’ work

    Washington State University Master of Fine Arts students will talk about their work from 3-4 p.m., with a reception to follow from 4-6 p.m., Friday, March 31, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU in Pullman. The free event, part of the university’s Spring Family Weekend, launches the 2023 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, which runs through May 6 at the museum...

  • Stream on Demand

    By Sean Axmaker

    Top streams for the week Not your usual video game movie, "Tetris" (2023, R) tells the story of how the creation of Russian inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) was transformed into one of the most popular video games in the world by Japan-based entrepreneur Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton).

  • Out of grime, the sublime

    Blue Ribbon Linen Supply delivery driver delights travelers with back-of-truck portraits

    By Kerri Sandaine

    His canvas is the back of delivery trucks, his medium is dirt and his “paintbrush” is a shop towel. Aaron Decicio, 43, shares his impressive renditions of pop culture figures with the public via Blue Ribbon Linen Supply, where he’s worked as a shuttle driver for almost a year...

  • Be our guest

    James Beard Foundation recognizes Pullman restaurant’s hospitality and its owner’s efforts to make downtown Pullman more welcoming

    By Mary Stone

    The stereotypical Hollywood behind-the-scenes restaurant atmosphere of tension you could cut with a knife interspersed with breakthrough yelling, culminating in inevitable degradation, shouldn’t be the reality. That’s the belief of Black Cypress owner Nick Pitsilionis, who said while he once felt obliged to run his Pullman restaurant with high-pressure tactics, he’s proud to have left that mindset behind...