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Review: ‘A Haunted House 2’: Bombastically stupid

Friday, April 18, 2014

What did you expect? That’s how readers respond when I write a negative review of a movie that everyone expected would be bad. In the case of A Haunted House 2, the sequel to Marlon Wayans’s horror movie parody, I didn’t expect much. But I did assume – this being a comedy and all – that I would laugh, at … 0

To keep the music playing, board plans major shake-up for Concord’s Granite State Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 18, 2014

Charlotte Cox and her friends were ready to hear a symphony. So earlier this month, they were surprised to find a cancellation notice posted outside … 0

The Insiders: How many eggs can you fit in your basket?

Friday, April 18, 2014

With the Easter Bunny’s arrival less than 24 hours away, we can hardly contain our excitement. We’re talking setting up our own Easter egg hunts … 0

PHOTOS: Embracing spring in Concord by finally getting to go outside again

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lucas St. John, 3; Brooklyn Wright, 4; Calli Milioto, 3; and Calli’s sister Darien, 6, played in their Concord neighborhood while Lucas’s mom Sarah Woods watched them Friday afternoon. The four often spend afternoons together and were excited … 0

Aw, geez, ‘Fargo’ is on TV with Billy Bob Thornton

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put Fargo on series TV. The 10-episode season premieres tonight at 10 on FX. And it mesmerizes. As a furtherance of the 1996 crime classic by Joel … 0

Dreyfuss’s new passion

Monday, April 14, 2014

Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as “intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck.” The 66-year-old Oscar winner almost immediately injected politics into an hourlong conversation with actress Ileana Douglas about his life and career Friday as part of … 1

‘Captain America’ holds off ‘Rio 2’ with $41.4M

Monday, April 14, 2014

Captain America continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as The Winter Soldier took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America … 0

The Insiders: Honor Mickey Rooney’s legacy, and that 80s song he may or may not have inspired

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mickey Rooney, who died this month at 93, had a greatness that knew no bounds. Not many people can claim that they inspired both the creation of a world-famous mouse and a catchy 80s tune, among other career accomplishments. Rooney was also apparently in movies, and one of … 0

The Insiders: Get your Wiffle ball fix today at NHTI

Saturday, April 12, 2014

At the Insider, we love Wiffle ball. There’s nothing – and we mean nothing – better than the sweet sound of skinny yellow bats crushing hollow plastic balls and the hooting and hollering that goes along with it. And it just so happens that today is NHTI’s Annual … 0

PHOTOS: Snow lingers at White Park in Concord

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Snow has been making its slow exit across the area, with some straggling snowdrifts left in many yards. … 0

Mont Vernon’s Alex Preston makes ‘American Idol’s’ top 7

Friday, April 11, 2014

Alex Preston, a 21-year-old student from Mont Vernon, has made “American Idol’s” top seven. Preston, who plays the guitar as well, got through by singing and playing a cover of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. That … 0

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on ‘Late Show’

Friday, April 11, 2014

CBS moved swiftly yesterday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the Late Show next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy. Colbert, … 0

PHOTO: Neighborly spring cleaning in Concord’s South End

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kristin Isabelle (left) prunes a dry shrub that was trapping trash rolling off South Street while working with Theresa Kenyon (right) to clean up the corner of Concord and South streets Wednesday. Isabelle and Kenyon, both South End … 0