Fourth Plain Boulevard didn’t used to be a tourist destination, but nowadays Jackie Steiner keeps noting clues to the contrary. A corridor mostly infamous for dense traffic and urban grit has started earning public praise for vibrant colors and positive vibes.
LOS ANGELES — The new NBC comedy “I Feel Bad,” from executive producer Amy Poehler, revolves Emet Kamala-Sweetzer (Sarayu Blue), a mom whose Indian parents want her to show more respect to the traditions of her family heritage while she’s trying to be a modern woman. It’s not going perfectly, and that makes her feel bad.
The 10-year-old hero at the center of the film “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” likes to look up words in the dictionary, like “foreboding” and “indomitable.” He might want to be familiar with the term “execrable” — that’s a good one for this movie.
Monday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards show on NBC opened with a clever song-and-dance number exuberantly called “We Solved It,” touting the diversity of this year’s nominees, with the twist being that nothing’s solved.
Pacific House Union Station in east Vancouver is owned and operated by the same team (owner Shane Work, executive chef Mark Wornson, and sous chef Dezman Campos) that created Pacific House, the warm neighborhood sports bar in downtown Vancouver.
It’s difficult to discuss what “Life Itself” is exactly about, because the film, written and directed by “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, is such a twisty, tangled narrative that to describe any aspect of it is to risk spoilers. Besides, it’s best to experience the twists and turns for yourself — going in cold really enhances the baffling experience of watching this emotionally sadistic film.
Sad songs, if you know your FM radio history, say so much. Elton John was right when he sang about the cathartic powers that come from a Top-40 wallow in all degrees of hurt and heartbreak — the satisfaction of recognizing one’s own pain in mainstream pop.
Eggplant is a must for fans of outdoor grilling. Long prized for deeply purple, glossy beauty and unique taste and texture, eggplants are available in markets throughout the year, but they are at their best from August through October, when they are in season.
As the death march through movie-awards season begins in earnest this month, with the Toronto Film Festival now underway, it will be hard to miss Steve Carell — once a staple of comedy and now the star of two heavy, high-profile and potentially prize-worthy films — over the coming months.
Michael Moore wants to save us from ourselves. It’s been his mission for a long time, a noble one, and it’s obvious he is sincere. But as a filmmaker, Moore needs to save himself from his worst indulgences, which undercuts his good work. His new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” showcases both the best and the worst of his filmmaking instincts.
Why: Battle Ground Sweet Shoppe recently opened in a longtime vacant space located next to the Cerveza Factory in Battle Ground. The shop provides a selection of baked goods and ice cream. If you stop by at breakfast or lunch, there are a couple of meal options for both.
Rebecca Sugar, the pioneering showrunner of the Cartoon Network smash “Steven Universe,” returned to her native terrain over the weekend — to the very Maryland comics festival she had attended as a teenager with her handcrafted art in tow. Only now, two decades later, she was the undisputed rock star of the event.