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Ray Duckler: An event is held to help spike domestic violence

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I exposed a cover-up within the Concord Police Department last night. Evidence suggests Lt. Timothy O’Malley has ugly toes. He refused to take his athletic socks off, breaking a rule in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, which featured men walking downtown in heels to raise money in the fight against domestic and sexual violence. The issue is …

The Insiders: Want to know more about Mount Everest? Here’s your chance

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If you’re among the people in this world who actually seek out extreme thrills, then climbing Mount Everest has to be high on your list …

Chamber group brings site-specific composition to Kimball House at Capitol Center for the Arts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Not many people walk into a bedroom and find a vibraphone, let alone a vibraphonist, waiting there. Or pass through the living room to find …

They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin said “I do” for a second time yesterday, … 1

Dempsey’s ‘challenge’ raises more than $1.1M

Monday, September 29, 2014

Nearly 3,900 people helped raise more than $1.1 million for cancer care and support at the sixth annual Dempsey Challenge, organized by actor Patrick Dempsey in honor of his mother. Aimee Arsenault, manager of special events and development …

‘Sleepy Hollow’ hopes to engage fans in season 2

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sleepy Hollow was renewed after just three episodes last year, and star Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane, calls the new season “the tricky second album.” “Last season people were . . . expecting us to be terrible,” …

Clooney, wife make newlywed appearance

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wedding bands glinted under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the heartthrob actor and the human rights lawyer emerged yesterday from the luxury hotel where they were married …

‘Gone With the Wind’ at 75: Celebration, censure

Monday, September 29, 2014

As its 75th anniversary approaches, Gone With the Wind is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate. Gone With …

One man’s plan: Zen and the art of manual transmissions

Sunday, September 28, 2014

When I was little, I loved race cars. I never missed a Memorial Day broadcast of the Indianapolis 500, heard Chris Economaki in my sleep and thought of Watkins Glen as a dream world where everyone drove Formula …

Blow speaks on the complexity of the black male experience in ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow’s new memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, was released Tuesday. So far, headlines about the book have focused almost entirely on one thing: Blow’s grappling with his attraction to other …

Easy Rawlins eyes Hearst-like case

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Walter Mosley evokes the curious turns of the Patty Hearst kidnapping saga and the fractured culture of that era in Rose Gold, his latest Easy Rawlins crime thriller. Rawlins, a black private investigator based in Los Angeles, follows …

Brilliant new biography of Tennessee Williams

Sunday, September 28, 2014

When The Glass Menagerie opened on Broadway in March 1945, the actress cast as Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield got so drunk before the show that a bucket was placed in the wings so she could throw up between …

A boy, his dog and atheism: Weingarten talks about new children’s book

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten is known for exploring morality in both somber and extremely silly ways, including an in-depth article on parents who mistakenly leave their children to die in hot cars and an essay …