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Do, See, Taste

Proposed racing museum in Loudon plans for ground-breaking

Sunday, August 30, 2015

As plans for a motorsports museum in New Hampshire formed in recent years, the collection of vehicles and memorabilia for the not-yet-built facility accumulated. “People are literally coming to us saying, ‘Can I get my car in your museum?’ ” Dick Berggren, Racing History Preservation Group president and a longtime NASCAR pit reporter, said by phone from New England Dragway …

‘Compton’ tops box office for 3rd week; ‘War Room’ surprises

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Christian drama War Room made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron’s music drama We Are Your Friends fell completely flat and …

Make colorful, splashy keepsakes with mosaic

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anne Marie Price taught herself mosaic art, creating intricate designs and portraits with cut pieces of stained glass. Recently, she began balancing her usual large …

Stock your freezer with fruit while you can

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. As we glide from the hot days of August into the cooler months ahead, we never quite know when the magic moment arrives that we have seen our last …

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won’t be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won’t be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two less colors. Food makers are purging their products of artificial …

A little care, a little brine can produce stellar pork chops

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that’s simple to prepare, but not boring. These pork …

A “burger” of a different sort. A Middle Eastern shish kebab

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With autumn winking at me from the horizon, Labor Day grilling takes on a whole new significance. I’ve either worked my rusty old charcoal grill to the bone over the summer and I’m looking for something a little …

UNH professor Charles Simic wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize for poetry

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poet and University of New Hampshire professor Charles Simic was recently selected as the sixth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Simic, 77, is a writer who has published many books of poetry and …

Lily Tomlin is a brilliant ‘Grandma’

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lily Tomlin – comedian, activist, national treasure and natural wonder – deftly balances a dazzling star turn and deeply felt character study in Grandma . Like its unassuming title, this small, closely observed movie is deceptively modest in scope and tone. Tomlin plays Elle Reid, a feminist poet …

HUNGARY: Migrants race fence construction

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step. Most endured a perilous crossing …

ohio: High school’s mascot under scrutiny

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot. Boosters typically lease a cub called Obie each year to play the mascot of …

california: Wine train apologies to black women

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race. The company also promised additional training for …

Show reveals racism’s polite faces

Monday, August 24, 2015

I wrote last week that the first two episodes of Show Me A Hero, David Simon, William Zorzi and Paul Haggis’s miniseries about housing desegregation in Yonkers, took off when Mayor Nick Wasicsko (Isaac), who is fighting for the housing, found himself on the phone with Mary Dorman …