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Do, See, Taste

New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

Sunday, October 19, 2014

On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They’re not just gazing at foliage – they’re looking at cold, hard cash. Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. Officials say tourists will spend upward …

‘Fury’ blasts ‘Gone Girl’ from top of box office

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The bloody World War II drama Fury blew past Gone Girl at theaters this weekend. Gone Girl was tops at the box office for two …

Review: ‘The Lost Key’ is compelling thriller

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A sub that disappeared near the end of World War I plays a key role in a modern-day murder in Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison’s …

Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren’t worried about the canines knocking things over or making …

The Insiders: Make Strides and be part of the most uplifting traffic jam ever

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Traffic jams rarely inspire warm feelings, unless you count the burning fire of road rage as “warm.” Or unless those traffic jams are caused by people and not cars. Roughly 5,000 people wearing pink, to be exact. There will be some serious pedestrian traffic leaving Memorial Field and …

’The Best of Me’: Nicholas Sparks’s latest dishes out more of the same

Saturday, October 18, 2014

All you need to know about The Best of Me is summed up in the first moments of the movie when the words “a Nicholas Sparks production” appear on screen. The novelist-turned-producer is the reigning king of thwarted romance and tearful endings, as you can see in The …

The Insiders: Who needs a pumpkin festival when you’ve got all this stuff to do

Saturday, October 18, 2014

If you’re not among the large group of Granite Staters heading over to the Keene Pumpkin Festival today, we have some good news for you. One is that you won’t have to worry about trying to find a place to park or deal with the massive crowd. But …

The Insiders: Movies, books and burlesque dancing? That’s not a bad Friday

Friday, October 17, 2014

It’s not every night you can catch a movie at the local college, hang with representatives from a bunch of major publishing houses and get your burlesque dancing groove on, all within the same hour. Tonight you can, though. The order of operations is important here, because the …

Pembroke woman’s TED Talk will address objectification

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Pembroke woman will give a TED Talk from Zurich, Switzerland, this morning at 10, addressing society’s objectification of women and her reasons for her plan to undergo breast reduction surgery in the near future. Kristen Vermilyea, an actress, filmmaker and writer who’s been living in Zurich since …

Hope for New Hampshire Recovery to host ‘We Believe in Recovery Rally’

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hope for New Hampshire Recovery is hosting a “We Believe in Recovery Rally” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State House. Greg Williams – a filmmaker who produced a documentary on recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, Anonymous People – will attend the event, according to …

Nearly 400 paddlers break launch record

Friday, October 17, 2014

Go, paddlers! The New Hampshire Lakes Association said its simultaneous launch of 396 canoes and kayaks in less than 15 seconds on Lake Winnipesaukee this summer has set a new Guinness World Record. The Aug. 3 event at LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza at Weirs Beach bested the previous record. …

HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No cable? No problem. Viewers longing to watch Game of Thrones, True Detective and Veep will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its …

The Insiders: Learn to make your own cheese and taste some too

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cheese is delicious. But have you ever wondered how it’s made? Well wonder no more, because tonight at New England College in Concord beginning at 6, Barbara Benton of NOFA-NH will give you the lowdown on soft cheese making. Benton will discuss the history of it, describe your …