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Romantic comedies are plentiful this fall

Monday, September 22, 2014

The romantic comedy genre is supposedly dead. Looks like someone forgot to tell the 2014 fall television season. A quick glance at the schedule reveals an unusually high number of shows centered on the time-honored TV tradition of beautiful 20- and 30-somethings finding love. They take the typical paths of sitcom relationships: grand gestures, public humiliation, pratfalls, busybody best friends, … 0

‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The young-adult adaptation The Maze Runner raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of … 0

How ‘The Cosby Show’ changed the game for blacks on television

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thirty years ago The Cosby Show changed what was possible if you were black and on television, that you didn’t have to play to type … 0

PHOTOS: 15th annual “A Taste of Greece” Greek festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014

While DJ Meleti kept the Greek music going, visitors yesterday to the 15th annual “A Taste of Greece” Greek festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Concord danced, mingled and dined on pastries, Greek coffee and lamb … 1

Lincoln: At Highland Games, revelers disagree

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The head of the St. Andrew’s Society of New Hampshire said his heart wanted to see Scottish voters choose independence Thursday, but his head knew remaining in the United Kingdom was the wiser choice. “There are so many details they needed to resolve,” David Bruce said yesterday at … 0

Massachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a “persistent and malevolent” cyberstalking campaign was sentenced to more than four years in prison. Linda Louise Culkin, 55, … 0

The Insiders: An early fall Saturday in Concord, buffet style

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oh boy, is there plenty of great stuff to do today. There’s almost too much happening to contain it all in one newspaper column, but lucky for you we’ve magically shrunken everything down and packed it into a vacuum-sealed pouch like that awesome astronaut ice cream. Mmmmm, chalky. … 0

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 … 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 “Smitty,” a beagle mix. Rivers saw first him online but it was love … 1

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. Today is the debut of Discover Downtown, organized by Intown Concord and the Merchants Roundtable, a campaign aimed at bringing hordes of people … 0

‘Sesame Street’ enters 45th season

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hard to believe it has been 45 years of Sunny Days and Everything’s A-okays, but PBS stalwart Sesame Street indeed turned 45 this month and expanded to include a second, half-hour daily show. The 26 new one-hour episodes … 0

Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn’t know where it is. And he doesn’t want to know, either. The country singer included a song, “Portland, Maine,” on his latest album, Sundown Heaven Town, which came out Tuesday. It’s a breakup … 0

Laughs under the stars: Comedians come to discovery center

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The stars evoke awe, romance, a certain dreaminess. And this weekend, hysterical laughter. Officials at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center are trying something new for fundraising this year, said Jeanne Gerulskis, executive director for the center. For a change … 0