• ‘This is an impossible thing that’s happened to me’

    How Sam Hunter transformed from an off-Broadway playwright into a celebrated screenwriter working with Brendan Fraser and Darren Aronofsky

    By Dale Grummert

    Ten years ago, Sam Hunter was living a humble playwright’s life in New York City, holed up in an illegal sublet on the fifth floor of a walk-up apartment building in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Midtown Manhattan. He was on top of the world...

  • Local artists Greg Yasinitsky and Mark Holt make merry music for the holidays

    If you’re stacking your playlist with holiday music, consider a couple of tunes recently released by local artists. Washington State University emeritus professor Greg Yasinitsky’s “It’s Santa!” is streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon and Deezer and is on his website at gregyasinitsky.com/it-s-santa...

  • Performances of ‘Nutcracker’ are Dec. 17 in Moscow

    Dancers from throughout the region, ranging in ages from 4 to adult, will bring the classic ballet “The Nutcracker” to Moscow’s Hartung Theater next weekend. The Moscow Movement Arts Center’s production, set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set for 2 and 7:30 p.m...

  • Stream On Demand

    What's new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

    By Sean Axmaker

    Top streams for the week For "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" (2022, PG), the Oscar-winning director teams up with stop-motion filmmaker Mark Gustafson to bring his dream project to the screen as an animated musical...

  • Family drama

    Lewiston Civic Theatre’s ‘Elf the Musical’ opens Dec. 1

    By Mary Stone

    Family is at the core of the Lewiston Civic Theatre’s “Elf the Musical,” opening Dec. 1 at the former Lewiston High School on Normal Hill. Fans of the movie starring Will Ferrell will recognize the same story in this stage version, directed by Larry Goodwin: Buddy (Alex Everett), who was raised with Santa’s elves at the North Pole, ventures to New York City to look for his father, and poignant hilarity ensues...

  • Artisan gifts galore

    Holiday craft and book fairs abound

    Craft fairs have been peppering the weekends with holiday shopping opportunities for the past month, and the next couple of weeks are no exception. Here’s a sampling of events coming up if you’re still looking for that perfect gift...