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Do, See, Taste

Lady Gaga joining the cast of FX’s ‘American Horror Story’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TV is Lady Gaga’s new platform: After an impressive performance at the Oscars, the singer announced she will join the cast of American Horror Story. FX confirmed Wednesday that the pop star will join the fifth season of the hit series, which returns in October. No details were provided. Gaga tweeted a horror flick-inspired video of herself in a mask. …

Conan O’Brien takes his show to Cuba for a special hour

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Wednesday’s show, Conan O’Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. …

The Insiders: Looks like winter’s naming rights are still up for grabs; turns out Frostiana is this concert at St. Paul’s School

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Given the Weather Channel’s new penchant for naming winter storms in order to strike greater levels of fear into you (coming up next, a live …

Dietary guidelines panel advises policy changes, soda tax

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A government panel of nutrition experts is suggesting taxes on sodas and snacks along with incentives for healthy eating to encourage Americans to eat better. Some members of Congress are already pushing back, saying the panel has overstepped its bounds. The recommendations, released last week by the advisory …

FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice – a life-threatening danger to people with peanut allergies. The recall has been ongoing since December, as more retailers identify products that contain the cumin. The Food and Drug Administration …

The Insiders: The grass is bluer with this concert at the Audi tonight

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

There isn’t any grass visible anywhere in these parts right now (it’s still uncertain whether any will become visible before the end of 2015), so if we told you the grass was actually blue under there, it’s possible …

PHOTOS: School vacation helps get kids outside

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The winter vacation for area schools provided all kinds of activities and heavy snowfall helped with sledding on the area hills including in front of the Loudon Congregational Church. …

Red River Theatres hosts red carpet viewing party

Monday, February 23, 2015

On New Hampshire’s red carpet, snow boots are an acceptable footwear. It’s hard to be dressed to the nines when it’s barely above 9 degrees. But that didn’t stop dozens of Red River Theatres supporters from turning up …

‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

Monday, February 23, 2015

The long take of Birdman has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for …

Who’s that in a cape? New musical stars Brooklyn superheroes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes. The original musical Brooklynite features six brand-new crusaders with superpowers protecting the borough, a mysterious substance in an asteroid, …

Guatemalan rappers promote Mayan language, stories to youth

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A group of Guatemalan musicians is on a mission to breathe life into a pre-Columbian language and heritage through a thoroughly modern genre: hip-hop. Calling themselves Balam Ajpu, which means Jaguar Warrior or Warrior of Light, the musicians …

Ray Bradbury home’s demise has LA re-examining its history

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It was the house where Ray Bradbury wrote Something Wicked This Way Comes, and when the bulldozer came to knock it down literary scholars and preservationists were aghast. The bright yellow home with the big bay windows where …

Review: ‘Lost & Found’ is a poignant debut

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Brooke Davis’s debut novel, Lost & Found, begins with 7-year-old Millie Bird, who has recently lost her father, being abandoned by her grieving mother in a department store. Millie befriends Karl the Touch Typist, a widower on the …