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Do, See, Taste

The lottery meets Monopoly in new TV game show

Saturday, March 28, 2015

It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host. The result is Monopoly Millionaires’ Club, a syndicated series that draws on the board game’s “iconography” – Get Out of Jail and Pass Go cards and such – while …

Bill Clinton’s ‘flaws’ the subject of off-Broadway musical

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring – onstage, that is. Clinton the Musical, the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes …

Maple Weekend is statewide event

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Hampshire’s annual Maple Weekend is the last weekend in March, March 28 and 29, 2015. Sugar shacks across the state are holding open houses …

Dinner in 25 minutes: Crispy Lemon Fish

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Set aside any fears of frying and have fun with this one. The batter is a quick blend of sparkling lemonade, lemon zest and seasoned flour. If young eaters are around, get them to do the mixing and dipping. You’ll need an instant-read thermometer. Serve with a lightly …

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don’t want any part of it and others are staying silent. The Food and Drug …

Inexpensive, healthful, filling

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When I was in my 20s, I made my living in New York City’s nonprofit theater. I worked 16 hour days much of the time – all day in the office, all night on a show. In those …

The Insiders: Make sure you come see how this country music stacks up at the Audi tonight

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

We’ve spent some time covering cup stacking at the Insider (thanks Mr. Jim!), and we’re big on newspaper stacking (it’s the only way to get our paper into those little boxes downtown. We found balling them up and …

Al Pacino charms as an aging, soul-searching rocker in ‘Danny Collins’

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Channeling equal parts Tom Jones and Barry Manilow, Al Pacino delivers an impressive performance as the title character in Danny Collins, a sweet but shallow movie about a rock star who hasn’t written a song in decades but …

Jolie faced hard choices in assessing cancer risk

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Actress Angelina Jolie has ignited another worldwide conversation about cancer, revealing in the New York Times yesterday that she had undergone surgery, at age 39, to remove her ovaries and Fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer. As she did 22 months ago, when she announced that she had …

For whitewater kayakers, snow on the ground is ‘water in the bank’

Monday, March 23, 2015

While the rest of us cursed this winter’s seemingly unending snowfall, they saw it as a deposit for future adventures. And when the 50-degree spring temperatures land later this week, they’ll be happy to see it accompanied by …

How 3 Broadway novices wrote ‘Something Rotten!’

Monday, March 23, 2015

It began with an intriguing premise for a musical: What would it have been like to be a fledgling playwright making a living at the same time as William Shakespeare? The result is Something Rotten! and all it …

Keeping classical cool: Oldest U.S. arts group turns 200

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society. America’s oldest continuously operating arts organization – which introduced the nation to composers …

Author defies categorization

Sunday, March 22, 2015

There are authors who write in tidy, classifiable, immediately recognizable genres – Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to name a few – and then there are those who adamantly do not. These others can …