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Deaths and sex allegations rock comedy world in 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world …

Singing flash mob at Steeplegate Mall surprises boy fighting rare disease

Friday, December 19, 2014

Last-minute visitors to see Santa at Steeplegate Mall in Concord last night were surprised with a spontaneous singing of Christmas carols by a large chorus. …

Review: ‘The Interview’ deserves to be seen

Friday, December 19, 2014

That I was one of the relative few to see The Interview is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It’s with heavy sadness, …

Nicki Minaj keeps us talking, but to what end?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Staying up on today’s pop music requires us to care about too many tempests in too many teapots. Any superstar worth their weight in Twitter followers has an assortment of dramas brewing at any given moment, and this …

Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

Monday, December 15, 2014

The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie SPECTRE was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The producers said in a …

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ conquers the box office

Monday, December 15, 2014

Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings ruled the box office during its opening weekend with a chart-topping $24.5 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak’s estimates yesterday. The Ridley Scott-directed tale effectively ended the three week reign of …

Farmworker children uprooted by California rules

Monday, December 15, 2014

A lifetime of moving has taught Claudia Morales to start packing early, because like many 13-year-olds, her room “is always a mess.” The hoodies go in her suitcase, but as usual, all of her partially completed schoolwork ends …

‘Killer Heels’ looks at the history of high heels

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Shakespeare mentions high heels in Hamlet, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised them and fashion designers from Dior to Manolo Blahnik have bewitched women and men with their versions. Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe is a luxurious, fun and sexy look at the history …

Teen retailers get the cold shoulder for the holidays

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult. Teen retailers are learning that lesson the hard way this holiday season. The longtime CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch abruptly retired last week, just a week after the retailer posted an 11.5 percent quarterly …

Kitchen gifts that range from good to grate

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In order to get people into the garden, we need to get them into the kitchen, too. Otherwise, what are they going to do with all that great fresh food? So this year I’m on the lookout for …

One Man’s Plan: A day at the New Hampshire Food Bank

Sunday, December 14, 2014

When was the last time you were hungry? I don’t mean standing in line for Sunday Brunch at the local diner and wow doesn’t that short stack of pancakes look amazing kind of hungry. I’m talking about a …

The Mindful Reader: A sensible approach to mental strength

Sunday, December 14, 2014

My son saw my review copy of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin and said it’s all over social media, even though it’s not officially out until Jan. 1. Which is fitting, because the …

‘First Impressions’ wooden yet the author’s passion is hard to resist

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Charlie Lovett’s best-selling debut, The Bookman’s Tale, was an ­ old-fashioned suspenseful romp spanning centuries and continents and peppered with romance, skulduggery, forgery and murder, all driven by one of the enduring questions of literary scholarship: Was Shakespeare …