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Do, See, Taste

The lottery meets Monopoly in new TV game show

Saturday, March 28, 2015

It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host. The result is Monopoly Millionaires’ Club, a syndicated series that draws on the board game’s “iconography” – Get Out of Jail and Pass Go cards and such – while …

Bill Clinton’s ‘flaws’ the subject of off-Broadway musical

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring – onstage, that is. Clinton the Musical, the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes …

Maple Weekend is statewide event

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Hampshire’s annual Maple Weekend is the last weekend in March, March 28 and 29, 2015. Sugar shacks across the state are holding open houses …

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after upcoming 6th season

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after Downton Abbey concludes next year. Producers of the popular British period drama confirmed yesterday it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in …

The Insiders: Spring is in full swing at the League of N.H. Craftsmen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With the temperatures slowly rising and the snowbanks melting at a similar pace, it’s hard not to think spring. Like us, you probably have a mild case of spring fever. And that, coincidentally, just happens to be the …

Concords unite for live telecast Sunday, fundraiser to benefit Concord TV

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With a tip of the hat to other Concords around the world, ConcordTV will host its annual “Concord On Air” telecast Sunday. The fundraiser is an eight-hour live telecast, which this year is charged with raising money for a much-needed $100,000 server for the nonprofit. To attract viewers …

The Insiders: Ain’t no ‘keg party like this Amoskeag Manufacturing party at the Pierce Manse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We feel we’ve been somewhat misle d by movies we’ve seen over the years. Isn’t everything in the movies supposed to be true? Like, shouldn’t flying cars be a thing by now? Also, anyone that watched John Travolta …

Do this: ‘Godspell’ at the Palace Theatre

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maple Weekend is here and there are way too many sugarhouses in our region to list here, but here’s one thing to check out: The town of Warner is kicking the statewide festival up a couple notches by …

‘Jon Imber’s Left Hand’ to be shown at Red River as part of Jewish Film Festival

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Even after the disease began to affect his movement, even after he was forced to paint with his other hand, Jon Imber was unbowed. His creative spirit and sense of humor remained. He continued to paint – even …

Review: ‘Get Hard’ plays with stereotypes with mixed success

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

While the stereotypes in Get Hard may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: A place where the chasm between rich and poor is vast and growing; where black men are disproportionately jailed and white-collar …

Long lost film illuminates 1938 Poland

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In the spring of 2009, Glenn Kurtz uncovered a roll of 71-year-old film in his parents’ Florida basement. Deteriorated and shrunken with age, the film was just months away from being completely unwatchable. Instead, it became a rare …

Celery root is ugly, but pretty tasty

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It wasn’t until I lived in France that I fully appreciated how underused celeriac – also called celery root – is here in the US. In France, this knobby root cousin of the celery we are more familiar …

Use mushroom confit all week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When it’s time to make dinner, I enjoy the conceptualizing, I love the cooking and, when I have time, I luxuriate in the chopping and knife work as a slow, pleasant meditation. And then there are those nights when making dinner seems almost impossible, not because the recipe …