Area Life

Alda keeps using acting to make an impact

NEW YORK — When Alan Alda receives his life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, it will celebrate a career that includes multiple Emmy awards, an Oscar nomination and social activism over nearly seven decades. And one that continues to thrive, despite a diagnosis of ...

‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nominations

NEW YORK — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture ...

Rapace explores the female bodyguard life

LOS ANGELES — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities ...

Super healthy Super Bowl eats

Five weeks after those ‘I’ll eat healthier’ vows comes Super Bowl LIII — but experts say it’s possible to enjoy food, friends and football without derailing healthier habits. The keys are planning, planning and more planning. If you are hosting the party, choose a varied menu ...

Recipes for a healthier Super Bowl party

Recipes courtesy of Libby Mills, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mango Salsa 3 ripe mangos 3/4 cup red and green bell peppers 3/4 cup diced red onion 1-2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce to taste 1/4 cup minced mint 1/4 cup minced cilantro lime zest of 1-2 ...

Study of Leonardo’s first landscape finds he had second thoughts

ROME — The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a countryside landscape, said the Uffizi Galleries, whose collections include the fragile work. The Galleries said the 1473 “Landscape Drawing ...

Seeking the mystery of vortexes in Sedona

SEDONA, Ariz. — I suppose I shouldn’t have taken the parking attendant’s advice so literally. “You’ll know it when you feel it,” he had told me when I asked where I’d find the vortex. I had traveled to Sedona for a weekend to see if I would experience what many visitors come ...

Theft of church painting puzzles Belgian police

BRUSSELS — It’s probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn’t stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves. But the disappearance of a painting that a priest claimed resembled a work by the Renaissance master has Belgian investigators ...

‘We’ve Only Just Begun’

Since singer Michelle Berting Brett’s first public performance — a relative’s wedding which included “We’ve Only Just Begun” — the comparisons to Karen Carpenter never stopped. Berting Brett leads a five-piece Nashville-based band and celebrates the lush sound created by ...

New times announced for ‘Snow Queen’

The schedule for today’s Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of “The Snow Queen” at the Mishler Theatre has been changed. The 3 p.m. performance has been moved to 1 p.m. and the 7 p.m. showing has been cancelled. All 3 p.m. ticket holders may use their current tickets. Patrons ...

Spiritual Notes

The first Novena of 2019 to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Therese (the Little Flower) offered by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Loretto will open Tuesday and end Jan. 30. All intentions submitted to the nuns will be remembered with the special Novena prayers after the daily holy ...

With God, one step at a time

It’s brand new year and I hope it will be filled with health and happiness for all of us! I realize there are many things that will happen this coming year and some of it might not be pleasant, but whatever may come, let us declare that we will obey the voice of our heavenly father and ...

Local artist illustrates part of an anthology

Nationally-known illustrator Joe Servello of Altoona has collaborated with author William Kotzwinkle for “The Case of the Naked Butterfly,” recently published as part of a Sherlock Holmes-themed anthology. Published by Pegasus Crime, “For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the ...

‘Miracle on Hudson’ marks decade

NEW YORK — It’s been 10 years, but there isn’t anything Tripp Harris doesn’t remember about the cold January day he cheated death on US Airways Flight 1549. The jolt when the plane collided with a flock of geese and the engines stopped moments after takeoff from New York City’s ...

Lynn plans 87th birthday with concert April 1

Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more. The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer-songwriter this week announced details of the April 1 show in ...

Broadway legend Channing has died

NEW YORK — Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes ...

Sports Illustrated magazine moves swimsuit edition

NEW YORK — The upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is moving its publication date, pushing it from the chill of February to warmer May, closer to bikini-weather. Editor of the issue MJ Day tells The Associated Press the shift makes more sense for greater impact. “This is where it ...

Rockstar defends Pinkerton name

NEW YORK - Rockstar Games is firing back in a legal tussle over the use of a Pinkerton security company’s name in its video game “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease and desist letter to Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in ...

Personal lives used for inspiration

MEXICO CITY — Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron’s Spanish-language film “Roma “ was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: That ...