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Ark., Miss. gay marriage bans struck

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states yesterday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals. Like several states, Arkansas and Mississippi had voter-approved constitutional amendments pass in 2004 that defined marriage between one man and one …

Lifetime’s offers fascinating glimpse into convents in ‘Becoming Nuns’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Reality television built its success on the occasion of sin, but every so often the genre demonstrates some of its redeeming qualities, as is certainly …

A cup of holiday cheer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

hether you’re having a quiet night in with family or a larger gathering with friends, holiday celebrations often call for a cocktail – sometimes simply …

First woman named in charge of White House dessert

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

For the first time, a female chef is in charge of dessert at the White House. Michelle Obama’s office says Susan Morrison is taking over as executive pastry chef after helping make presidential sweets for nearly two decades. Morrison will create desserts for all White House social events, …

A speedy dinner out of a slow braise

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We don’t often think of braising as a weeknight-friendly approach to dinner. After all, anything that cooks low and slow would seem to be a no go for a workday. But I’ve found just the opposite. Turns out …

Choosing the best wines to go with your Thanksgiving dinner

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There are people who know exactly what wine to buy for Thanksgiving dinner, but these tend to be the kind of unpleasant control freaks nobody really wants to dine with. You know the type – the “stay out …

What’s covered in new menu labeling rules

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FDA announces new menu labeling rules The Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced new rules requiring chain restaurants and other retailers that sell prepared foods to put calorie labels on menus and menu boards. The rules will only apply to establishments that have 20 or more locations. A …

The Insiders: The food coma can wait; stop by the “Fez”tival of Trees first

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of our favorite Thanksgiving week traditions that doesn’t involve stuffing our faces with delicious grub or entering into an extended food coma is the annual “Fez”tival of Trees at the Bektash Shrine Center at 189 Pembroke Road (although there are refreshments available, so the food coma could …

PHOTOS: Food donations in Concord

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Volunteers from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and employees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord unloaded boxes of food at the Boys & Girls Club on Bradley Street in Concord yesterday morning. Food for 400 …

Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ still a bracing brew

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance has their work cut out for them. In this still-stunning Albee play with a cast to stand up …

In Serial podcast, a lesson on looking past first judgments

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Serial podcast is a narrative about a narrative. That narrative, told incrementally in weekly installments as part of a spinoff project from the team at the weekly public radio show This American Life, is about a murder …

Riveting series looks forward, back

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Better flavor, higher price tag when it comes to local turkeys in New Hampshire

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inside the bed of a Chevy pickup truck, 25 broad-breasted white turkeys gobbled loudly, their all-too-familiar fate a few hours away. The flock was part of a larger group of 65 turkeys hatched, cared for, well-fed and generally …