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‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The young-adult adaptation The Maze Runner raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson’s hardboiled private eye thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones and the $11.9 million opening for the ensemble-cast dramedy This … 0

How ‘The Cosby Show’ changed the game for blacks on television

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thirty years ago The Cosby Show changed what was possible if you were black and on television, that you didn’t have to play to type … 0

Growing possibilities

Sunday, September 21, 2014

For years I have had a bad case of pergola envy. (If you are wondering, a pergola is a garden structure that looks like an … 0

Review: A-list cast can’t save sappy ‘Leave You’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn’t? This scenario could be … 0

PHOTOS: Inaugural Mayor’s Walk promotes health

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Mayor’s Walk – organized by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition – was held Wednesday morning. The 1-mile walk began at the SMILE building, 49 S. Main St., and ended at Bicentennial Square with a healthy living fair. … 0

Suncook Senior Center moves to Epsom Bible Church

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Suncook Senior Center has a new location: Epsom Bible Church, at 398 Blackhall Road in Epsom. Regular center activities were due to begin at the new location today. Last month, officials at the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, which runs the center, were told they’d have to … 0

The Insiders: We’re there with you in spirit as you prepare for tonight’s spiritual smorgasbord

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We hope you’re in a spiritual mood today, because we participated in the writing of this column in spirit only. We’re actually down at the beach right now (don’t tell our bosses). That’s not really true, of course. We’re at the pub! Either way, it’s going to be … 0

Do this: Portsmouth throws a block party, and coffee house tunes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On the third Thursday of the month, Portsmouth’s West End tosses some confetti in the air and celebrates, block party-style. This month’s block party will be held tonight from 6 to 9. A haven for art and artists, the West End is home to the Portsmouth Museum of … 0

Butter and black pepper, a steak’s best friends

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And its classic status gives us leave to play with — and enjoy — it without feeling guilty. Here’s a weeknight-friendly steak and taters recipe … 0

Bean there, done that? Learn to love dried beans

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. As soon as we … 0

Home Plate: Fall produce is perfect for homemade crostata

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s the time of year when gardens are bursting with so much produce, we can’t keep up with it. This year was a bad one for pears and peaches at my house, but a great one for grapes … 0

Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. Messenger of Peace

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role – as a U.N. Messenger of Peace. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon … 5

The Insiders: Quick, follow that mayor down Main Street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today is the day Mayor Jim Bouley officially walks the walk. Well, he kind of has to – it’s named after him. But the Capital Area Wellness Coalition wants you to walk with him during the first annual Mayor’s Walk through downtown Concord, starting today at 9 a.m. … 0