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Do, See, Taste

New ‘NCIS’ spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

Friday, September 19, 2014

The newest members of the successful NCIS TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots. But the stars and producers of NCIS: New Orleans also are betting that the crime drama’s setting, one of America’s most distinctive cities, will exert its own magic with viewers. The series will debut at 9 p.m. Tuesday on CBS, drafting on TV’s top-rated … 0

PHOTO: Adopting a dog at the Pope Memorial SPCA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nikki Rivers of Penacook took her a lunch hour to look at some of the dogs at the Pope Memorial SPCA on Thursday and found … 0

The Insiders: Look what we found – it’s an entire downtown of stuff to check out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Normally in this column we (eloquently and hilariously) encourage you to visit someplace downtown. Well today we’re encouraging you to visit all of the places. … 0

Bean there, done that? Learn to love dried beans

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. As soon as we … 0

Home Plate: Fall produce is perfect for homemade crostata

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s the time of year when gardens are bursting with so much produce, we can’t keep up with it. This year was a bad one for pears and peaches at my house, but a great one for grapes … 0

Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. Messenger of Peace

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role – as a U.N. Messenger of Peace. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon … 5

The Insiders: Quick, follow that mayor down Main Street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today is the day Mayor Jim Bouley officially walks the walk. Well, he kind of has to – it’s named after him. But the Capital Area Wellness Coalition wants you to walk with him during the first annual Mayor’s Walk through downtown Concord, starting today at 9 a.m. … 0

PHOTOS: Line dancing at the Laconia Senior Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

E very Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., a growing number of seniors come to the Laconia Senior Center to dance to all kinds of music and socialize at the downtown facility. Besides Laconia, the center serves Belmont, … 0

Q&A: Mathis on new box set, yoga and ‘Simpsons’

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chances are you haven’t heard these Johnny Mathis albums – but that will change. The 78-year-old singer is dropping a 13-CD box set of unsuccessful commercial albums released from 1963 to 1967, when Mathis left his longtime label, … 0

Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

Monday, September 15, 2014

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Kazantsev … 0

Review: Streisand’s timeless ‘Partners’ soars

Monday, September 15, 2014

Barbra Streisand’s Partners isn’t just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It’s a love album for the ages, as fit for your anniversary as your parents’ or your child’s wedding. It could have been called “Timeless,” but Babs already used that title in 2000. Streisand … 0

Granite State Comicon draws thousands to “pop culture explosion”

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Inside a Manchester hotel yesterday morning, a 20-something Batman held hands with Wonder Woman while chatting with his nemesis, The Riddler. This is what you see at the 11th installment of the Granite State Comicon, a celebration of … 0

‘No Good Deed’ defeats ‘Guardians’ at theaters

Sunday, September 14, 2014

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat Guardians of the Galaxy at movie theaters. The Sony thriller No Good Deed, which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson … 0