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Do, See, Taste

‘Smoke’ will keep you laughing through the despair

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Facing your own mortality can be a terrifying task, and Caitlin Doughty’s memoir aims to make us do just that. When she was 23 years old, Doughty took a job at Westwind Cremation & Burial, a family-owned mortuary in Oakland, Calif., that’s described as an anti-Forest Lawn, with very few bells and whistles but a whole lot of heart. Her …

Moore spills decades-old beans in ‘One Lucky Bastard’

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Roger Moore’s screen superpower has always been his ability to project the seemingly opposing qualities of geniality and entitlement at the same time. He was …

Travel Talk: Avoid a potential nightmare scenario – always pack your ID

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A few days before I travel – international or domestic, it doesn’t matter – I have the same nightmare. It goes like so: I finally …

Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. At dawn at Abu Simbel, local …

Living in an empty nest isn’t so bad

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My children left home for school a few months ago. My wife and I dropped our son off first, followed by our daughter a week later. We hugged them both, reminded them to stay in touch and told …

For a better run, tread(mill) carefully

Sunday, October 26, 2014

In praise of treadmills Runners – a group of people accustomed to bloody nipples, blackened toenails and mid-route diarrhea – seem to become embarrassed by only one thing: treadmills. “They say, ‘I can’t get on one.’ There’s this shame,” says David Siik, creator of the new Precision Running …

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Man’s best friend is taking a bite out of renters’ wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the …

The Insiders: We’d be thrilled if you checked out this thriller at Red River

Saturday, October 25, 2014

If the suspense and thrill you feel waiting to read this column every day isn’t quite enough for you, you’re probably just a crazy thrill seeker. But if you’re truly looking for more, Red River Theatres has you …

PHOTOS: Wicked Fit 5K Run haunts South End

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The 3rd Annual Wicked FIT 5K run/walk was held starting in Rollins Park in Concord Saturday to benefit Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit organization located in Manchester, Concord and Dover, New Hampshire, was founded in 1991 in …

TLC cancels ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been officially canceled by TLC, the network confirms, after disturbing reports that star Mama June is in a relationship with a convicted child molester. “TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey …

PHOTOS: Honoring an educator

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mill Brook School celebrated the contributions of Laurie Hart during a thank you event at the school in Concord on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hart has been the Family Literacy Facilitator at the school since it opened just …

The Insiders: Pick up a new book that was once owned by someone you probably don’t know

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you’re reading this right now, it must be safe to assume you enjoy the written works of others. And if that’s the case, then you might want to head on over to the Concord Public Library Penacook Branch (3 Merrimack St., Penacook) for its used book sale …

Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Song credits won’t be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger’s name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing projects, from this year’s James Brown biopic Get on Up …