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Do, See, Taste

CBS says Colbert keeping CBS’ ‘Late Show’ in NYC

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman’s footsteps, he’ll be doing it on the same stage. CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the Late Show host next year, will keep the show in New York City’s Ed Sullivan Theatre. Colbert’s debut date is still uncertain, dependent on when Letterman officially retires from late-night … 0

PHOTOS: Pierce Manse celebrates 40 years with a summer concert

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Pierce Manse in Concord celebrated 40 years of being open to public with an open house and a performance by the New Hampshire Army … 0

Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love – after navigating crowds and waiting in line. The lineups began … 0

‘Dark Aemilia’ a treat for Shakespeare lovers

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sally O’Reilly’s wildly romantic novel Dark Aemilia is a pleasure for anyone who enjoys well-crafted historical fiction and a special treat for Shakespeare lovers. Drawing on the biography of a real-life woman proposed by some scholars as the … 0

‘The Mockingbird Next Door’ a world caught just in time

Sunday, July 20, 2014

There are many reasons to be grateful for The Mockingbird Next Door, Marja Mills’s wonderful memoir of Harper Lee and her sister, and being enticed to reread To Kill a Mockingbird is just one of them. Improbable as … 0

Author of ‘Unruly Places’ reminds us we can still be explorers

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Now that we all carry around constantly updating, infinitely detailed maps on our cell phones, the world should feel small and brightly lit, right? Not so, says Alastair Bonnett, a “psychogeographer” at Newcastle University, which is somewhere off … 0

Three tales of women’s struggles and secrets

Sunday, July 20, 2014

In three new summer novels by best-selling authors, women handle struggles and secrets in different ways. Shea Rigsby doesn’t just love football, she lives football. Specifically, Walker University football. In Emily Giffin’s The One and Only (Ballantine, $28), Shea recites obscure stats and cheers for the Texas team … 0

Lee objects to new biography of her by Mills

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Call in Atticus Finch. Only the scrupulously fair lawyer at the center of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, could get at the truth in the latest conflict over the reclusive author’s privacy. The clash erupted again with Tuesday’s release of The Mockingbird Next Door: … 0

Made in the shade: Plants for sun-challenged gardens

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Too much shade! It doesn’t seem possible on a hot July day, but that is the complaint of many gardeners. They just don’t get enough sun in their yards to grow the things they want to grow. Rather … 0

Ray Duckler: Bond forged years ago draws NYC man back to his 'other' family in Concord

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Read the text, from a man who once raced down a dangerous road in life faster than a New York City cabbie, and you begin to understand. “If I ever become rich beyond my wildest dreams I’ll be … 0

The Insiders: Time to spruce up your garden for our next (incognito) visit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday is a good day to spend in your garden. And we should know – we’re outside in your garden right now. Just go to the window and, yup, that’s us waving at you. Of course, that’s not … 0

PHOTOS: Pittsfield Old Home Day Car Show

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sleek convertibles lined up with towering monster trucks for the “Off to the Races" car show at Pittsfield Old Home Day on Saturday. The variety of vehicles more than doubled last year’s turnout, which was the first time … 0

On the Move: Bird photography is a rewarding retirement hobby

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Retired and in mid-70s, clinical psychologist Udo Rauter has become an avid birder and an avid photographer of birds, two hobbies that evolved from different beginnings. Rauter was born and grew up in Germany. In his teens, when he knew nothing about photography, his father gave him his … 0