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Do, See, Taste

Review: ‘Calvary’ is exquisitely nuanced

Friday, August 1, 2014

John Michael McDonagh’s 2011 debut, The Guard, provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. But Calvary, the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor is in a whole different league. Gleeson’s performance as a man of profound integrity suffering for the … 0

PHOTO: Boys & Girls Club pitches in for Food Bank

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The mobile Food Bank visited The Concord Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday evening where members and their families and the general public came to … 0

The Insiders: Catch up with a bunch of your favorite characters, non-Insider staff division, tonight at the Capitol Center

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We’re a big fan of mashups, especially when they involve delicious foods. Peanut butter and chocolate, pretzels and chocolate, strawberries and chocolate, dark chocolate and … 0

Dinner in 30 minutes: Spicy Cherry Pork Stir-Fry

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cherry season stir-fry I couldn’t let the clock run out on cherry season without working the fruit into a main course. Chances are good that few woks have gathered in a combination such as this – but the result is bright, crunchy, savory and worth a try. SPICY … 0

Sharpen up your salad skills

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Salads aren’t just for summer, but summer is when they hit their stride. Seasonal vegetables overflow from your farmers market basket and herbs pop out of your container garden, demanding to be made into dressings. Summer’s pace – … 0

The Insiders: Head over to the library and get a lesson in homebrewing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s no secret how much we appreciate beer. Well, maybe love is a better word to describe it. With all the different variations, styles and flavor combinations, making beer should really be considered an art form – just one that also happens to be quite delicious. And we … 0

PHOTOS: A trip to the beach in Canterbury

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At the end of a quarter-mile foot trail lies a beach along the Merrimack River, near the Riverfront Conservation Area in Canterbury. It provided calm shallow water for a relaxing afternoon on July 25, and it is a … 0

’Sharknado’ sequel has bite and lots of laughs

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Don’t worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I’ll be ready. You might as well … 0

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, with “no … 0

Take off your clothes to make it in TV

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn’t beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and he didn’t need to use his imagination. … 0

Owner of Market Basket-related website wants company to take charge

Monday, July 28, 2014

Business was slow at Market Basket last week. Customers trickled into stores across the region as employees protested the ouster of beloved CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by not stocking shelves or refusing to accept deliveries of produce. But Michael Devaney was busier than ever, answering emails and tweets … 0

Comic-Con’s dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue – allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. Geeks for … 3

Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. The mistake primarily stems from an online form change to the Free Application for … 0