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Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pair of pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning. The Two Eagles pilots surpassed the distance and duration records that have held since the 1970s and 1980s, and were aiming yesterday for a safe landing somewhere on a …

Celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

Friday, January 30, 2015

Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception. Using stars is a surefire way to …

Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Friday, January 30, 2015

Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder early Friday, hours after the rap music figure turned himself in to …

Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

Friday, January 30, 2015

A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard. Blogger Brandon Stanton featured 13-year-old Vidal Chastanet on Jan. 20. Vidal told Stanton about …

Kitten Bowl teams vie for purring rights

Friday, January 30, 2015

Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl. But the kitties simply can’t help the fact that claws and balls don’t go together, the channel said, so don’t expect an NFL-style …

The Insiders: Celebrate Flashback Friday with Beethoven at the Music School

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Just like those Folgers coffee commercials (remember when those were a thing??!!), we’ve secretly replaced the “B” in #FBF (flashback Friday) with Beethoven this evening. That’s about as flashbacky as you can get! Pianist Gregg Pauley is presenting the fifth of nine concerts in his Beethoven Project tonight …

Ray Duckler: A teacher, a student, a schooner, a film

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The schooner is the story. Or is it? Maybe it’s the people Keith King loved who have died, or the bumper sticker-like philosophies he espouses about life, or his unconventional method of teaching at Keene State College, or …

Review: ‘Black or White’ wrestles with race in custody drama

Thursday, January 29, 2015

B lack or White may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol’ fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder (Reign Over Me, The Upside of Anger). Pitting …

Art that’s really real: Step back in time to the photorealism movement at Currier

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diners, cars, motel signs, gum wrappers and empty lettuce boxes may seem like mundane subjects unworthy of an artist’s attention. But that was before some photographers started taking notice and began creating a new type of art in …

For the weekend: Music, music and community theater

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Looking forward to the Half Moon Sober Festival during this year’s Memorial Day weekend? Yes, it’s months away, but if you love it and you want to support it, then you’ll want to check out Bucky Lewis’s musical …

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You may not know this, but we’ve been known to move our hips to the rhythm of some tunes from time to time. Sure, we’ve looked into going on Dancing With the Stars and would accept the invitation if they ever called us back, but enough about our …

The Insiders: Dance like nobody’s watching, even though other people at Let’s Dance will be

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Our knowledge of the dancing world is admittedly limited, and not just because we have two left feet (between the two of us, we mean). We hear things like Merengue and Paso Doble and think one of them is a pie and the other is movie villain. Turns …

Pack in protein — and save the budget — with beans and rice

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bit longer. Not …