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Do, See, Taste

Dragon and lion dancers perform amidst exploding firecrackers in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Manila's Chinatown district in Manila, Philippines. This year is Year of the Monkey in the Lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year. In Beijing, hundreds of thousands of people visited traditional fairs held in parks, as well as Buddhist and Taoist temples offering singing and dance performances and open-air markets selling handicrafts. Ethnic Chinese people in …

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyoncé’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and …

At 25, Deadpool’s greatest power isn’t what you think it is

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Perhaps even more impressive than mutant regenerative abilities or ninja-level skills with katana blades, Deadpool has one super-power that now seems to stand above the …

Author kicks off new series with ‘Orphan X’

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Gregg Hurwitz delivers a masterpiece of suspense and thrills with his latest novel, Orphan X, that invokes the best of Batman, The Bourne Identity and The Equalizer films. The Orphan Program is a secret government program that takes …

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people’s sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what’s known as gay conversion therapy. The Democratic governor’s move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have …

Unmasking ‘Wrinkles,’ the mysterious, creepy clown who punishes misbehaving kids for cash

Saturday, February 6, 2016

He lingers on street corners, wanders local fairs and materializes outside of children’s bedroom windows. Those are some of the reasons that the creepy clown known as “Wrinkles” has been the talk of Naples, Fla., for the past few years. But beyond his unsettling stoicism and willingness to …

The Cult deftly climbs new heights on ‘Hidden City’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Cult has had its ups and downs over the more than 30 years since its debut. Hidden City shows the band climbing new heights. Led by mystically inclined singer and lyricist Ian Astbury and down-to-earth, riff generating guitarist Billy Duffy, the band’s 10th album, Hidden City, rocks …

Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every …

A doggone great winter

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Winter weather in New Hampshire is invariably cold, although the intensity of the cold may vary, along with the amount of snow and ice on the ground at any time. And yet, our dogs need to go out, …

Jimmy Tingle brings presidential primary comedy show to Concord

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jimmy Tingle has never held an elected office. He’s not a Democratic nor a Republican. But he wants your vote in the 2016 presidential election. Tingle boasts more than 30 years of comedic experience, contributing to The Tonight …

Local Model T club aids Affleck film

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Members of the Central N.H. Model T Club joined other New England Model T clubs for a drive into the past. Specifically, the 1920s in Boston. The car clubs volunteered their vehicles and, in some cases, themselves for …

Jimmy Buffett musical to premiere at California theater

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Jimmy Buffett musical will make its world premiere next year somewhere nice and warm – the La Jolla Playhouse in California. Producers said Wednesday that the show, which combines Buffett’s blend of rock and country tunes with …

3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was 44. Police said in a statement that Violier …