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Ray Duckler: A teacher, a student, a schooner, a film

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The schooner is the story. Or is it? Maybe it’s the people Keith King loved who have died, or the bumper sticker-like philosophies he espouses about life, or his unconventional method of teaching at Keene State College, or the award-winning documentary that tied it all together during last fall’s Somewhere North Of Boston, or SNOB, film festival. Pick a topic …

Review: ‘Black or White’ wrestles with race in custody drama

Thursday, January 29, 2015

B lack or White may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol’ fashioned family dramedy from standup …

Art that’s really real: Step back in time to the photorealism movement at Currier

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diners, cars, motel signs, gum wrappers and empty lettuce boxes may seem like mundane subjects unworthy of an artist’s attention. But that was before some …

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. …

More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper. The …

App Reviews: Trivia Crack, Super

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quiz yourself and show off your smarts Are you a trivia buff? Do you live to prove your knowledge of the little things? Then it may be time for you to try Trivia Crack. Like the classic game Trivial Pursuit, the app challenges players with questions in a …

Travel Talk: Technology can help steer you in the right direction on a road trip

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With gas prices at an amazingly low level, I bet lots of you readers are planning road trips this year. And with technology advancing at warp speed and prices for tech gadgets dropping fast, I have no doubt that lots of you will rely on a GPS, whether …

It’s a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

Saturday, January 24, 2015

In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can’t get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations …

PHOTOS: New London celebrates its Winter Carnival in the snow

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A few hours of snow did not prevent residents of New London and neighboring towns from attending the Winter Carnival in New London yesterday morning. Events were scattered throughout the week, but the majority were scheduled for yesterday. …

Calling all Concords: Telecast hopes to bring together communities with the same name

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Doris Ballard wants to bring Concords together. That’s not a typo – Concords, plural. Ballard, the executive director of Concord TV, has contacted more than 55 communities named “Concord” across the country, and even outside the United States, in hopes of uniting them on air. The Concord TV …

The Insiders: Come for the science and stay for the, um, science (and the fun!) with The Amazing Nano Brothers

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nothing gets a party started quite like nanoscale science and technology, amirite? We’re talking molecules and probe microscopy and probably some other kinds of scopys – you know, the kind of stuff that just screams FUN! And you think we’re being sarcastic – we’re actually just describing this …