TV spotlight“Portlandia” 10 p.m. Thursdays, IFC

‘Portlandia:’ part brainstorming, part improv

New Review

Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café has new flavor

TV spotlight

Millan weighs in on America’s dog struggles

Lamb stew: a comfort food for any situation

Coloring your home in shades of gray

Pick seeds fit for Central Oregon climate

Why do testosterone therapy benefits remain elusive?

A lost Walt Whitman novel is unearthed

Souped-up chocolate

Odd couples: Enjoying the art of food pairing

Woman’s passion for planting leads to constant gardening

Packed with wonders, stories, warnings

Rueda Spanish white wine a mouthful of summer in depths of winter

Monticello makes room for Jefferson’s mistress

What was Carrie Fisher’s last TV work?

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Cirque du Soleil has 7 separate shows in Las Vegas

A look ahead at spring, summer outdoors

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Staying sane in a world of crazy news

How to maximize the museum experience

A trip around Colorado’s Historic Hot Springs Loop

South Korea finding its legs as a ski destination

TV spotlight“When We Rise” Premieres Feb. 27, ABC

‘Rise’ relays stories behind the pain and pride

No longer stuck in the ’70s, macrame goes millennial

Apply for food preservation training

Sisters Folk Festival poster unveiled

HOPE needs a new home

Religion Listings

’Catholic Muslim’ says: ‘Islam is for everybody’

This week’s best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Best science fiction, fantasy books to read in February

Haunting words from the siege of Leningrad

Nation, family face unraveling in ‘The Year of the Comet’

TV spotlight“Planet Earth II” 7 p.m. tonight, AMC

‘Planet Earth II’ offers creatures’-eye view

Tech-savvy teens update elders about smart phones, computers

Show a Little Love, help a child with cystic fibrosis

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