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Consumers eat up new scratch-and-sniff bacon lottery tickets

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Hampshire’s new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start. The $1 bacon-scented tickets with a top prize of $1,000 hit the market in early January. Lottery officials went with a conservative print run just in case they were a bust but now expect the tickets to sell out within three months. Sales are far outpacing other $1 …

Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pair of pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a …

Celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

Friday, January 30, 2015

Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception. Using stars is a surefire way to …

Where sports and race collide

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The score that night was Vanderbilt 90, Mississippi 72. Although the racist insults and threats of violence didn’t appear in the next day’s sports section, Perry Wallace, now an American University law professor, can’t forget that 1968 basketball …

‘Literary thriller’ focuses on abducted girl

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The most common thriller plot may be that of the girl or young woman who vanishes and is feared to be either a captive or dead. That fear set in motion Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon …

It’s ice skating season in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cracks were already showing in the 8 inches of ice covering Bow’s town pond, a popular outdoor skating spot in the center of town. This is why Bow Public Works employees were on the pond Wednesday morning with …

New book to feature unpublished Hemingway conversations

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Previously unpublished conversations with Ernest Hemingway will be featured in a new book this fall. St. Martin’s Press announced recently that it had acquired A.E. Hotchner’s Hemingway in Love. Hotchner, 94, befriended Hemingway in the 1940s and would later write a controversial biography Papa Hemingway that came out …

This case of amnesia might be worth forgetting

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Halfway through Peter Carey’s new novel, Amnesia, I began to worry I was suffering from it. Who wrote this tedious mess? Where was that two-time Booker winner who gave us such spectacular novels as Oscar and Lucinda and …

‘Honeydew’ a sweet treat for Pearlman fans

Sunday, January 25, 2015

If you have never read Edith Pearlman, you’re in for a lovely surprise, and if you have, you’re in for another treat. Honeydew, her first story collection since Binocular Vision, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award …

Review: Sports guy Greenberg hits home run with latest novel

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mike Greenberg knows sports. And talking about them. One-half of the long-running and ever-popular Mike & Mike national sports radio show, Greenberg (alongside co-host and former NFL player Mike Golic) spends the morning drive-time period touching on all …

Some days are deadlier than others

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Want to live longer? Maybe you should take extra care on Christmas, New Year’s, your birthday and the days you get paid. On the website of Men’s Health magazine, Markham Heid assembles information from various studies that show days (or times of day) when you are more likely …

‘Lucky bamboo’ may be lucky, but it’s not bamboo

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The New Year is still young, so let’s continue to welcome it in – with some lucky bamboo. At this time of year, this plant appears in supermarkets and plant stores across the country. It may or may …

Looking for a new winter hobby? Learning to knit can be easy

Sunday, January 25, 2015

When you’re stuck inside during a long, cold winter, working on a knitting project can be fun and rewarding. And although sweaters and lacy shawls can seem daunting, knitting is a fairly easy hobby to get started on. …