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Do, See, Taste

Joe Randazzo (left), formerly of Penacook, leans in for a "kiss" with Johnny Depp in costume as Donald Trump. Depp plays Trump in Funny or Die's "The Art of the Deal."

Ray Duckler: Joe Randazzo razzes Trump, and everyone else, for that matter

Friday, February 12, 2016

For someone like Merrimack Valley High School graduate Joe Randazzo, Donald Trump is pure gold. Randazzo is a satirist who holds up a mirror to show us how dumb we are, or can be. Last Wednesday, a Trump-roasting mockumentary, written by Randazzo and shown on the humor website Funny or Die, appeared online the day after our first-in-the-nation primary. Called …

Cudlitz’s ‘Walking Dead’ mustache has its own Twitter handle

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On The Walking Dead, Michael Cudlitz’s character, Abraham Ford, is known for his bright red hair and distinctive handlebar mustache. His facial hair has so …

’How to Be Single’ is raunchy, rote and not terribly romantic

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dakota Johnson makes for an oddly recessive heroine in How to Be Single, an earnest but awkwardly misshapen attempt to reconcile the archaic conventions of …

A dash of time

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I was one of those kids who loved camp! I loved being away. I loved all of the activities. And I loved the food! Well, at least I loved the homemade yeast rolls that graced the table at …

A vegan dish bold enough to please meat eaters

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Looking for a vegan main dish that’s robust enough to leave a meat eater satisfied? This stuffed squash dish has you covered. We start by halving and roasting acorn squash, which have a rich, satisfying flavor that only …

For a healthier tartlet crust, turn to white bread

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Finger food can be tricky for the healthy eater. Tiny bites that explode with flavor often are loaded with empty calories and little nutrition. If I’m not paying attention at a party, I can easily inhale a day’s …

2 new French restaurants awarded Michelin’s 3 stars

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Two Paris restaurants earn 3 Michelin stars Two of Paris’s ritziest dining establishments received the ultimate consecration Monday when they joined the select list of three-star restaurants in the 2016 Michelin Guide, the little red guide to the great and the good of French gastronomy. Chef Alain Ducasse …

What counts as a ‘hit’ TV show these days? Don’t worry – even the experts have no idea

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Defining a “hit” TV show used to be so easy: Just look at the ratings. Not so much these days. With hundreds of series available, it’s impossible to figure out. NBC’s Blindspot was the most-watched new show of the fall. But everyone is talking about Netflix’s Making a …

Robert De Niro’s mid-career comedy shift, explained

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The movie poster for Dirty Grandpa is tragic but also unsurprising. There’s Robert De Niro, shirtless in a sumo stance, hoisting co-star Zac Efron onto his shoulders. Watch the trailer, and feel the despair deepen: The renowned method …

’Love Story’ actors return to Harvard 45 years later

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal rolled onto the Harvard campus Monday in an antique convertible similar to the one used in Love Story and reminisced about the film that made them household names nearly half a century …

SAG Awards: ‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win big

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Oscar race just got more complicated. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, journalism drama Spotlight took home the trophy for ensemble cast in a motion picture, the biggest prize of the night. In other words, …

’American Housewife’ depicts uproarious picture of wifedom

Sunday, January 31, 2016

An organized kidnapping mission rescues beauty pageant escapees. A neighborly feud draws blood. A dying wife secures a brassiere around the chest of her opponent. In her collection of short stories highlighting the women who manage (and at …

New James Dean bio offers cool trivia but nothing new

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The 60th anniversary of James Dean’s fatal car accident Sept. 30, 1955, catalyzed, as major anniversaries unfailingly do, new biographies of the short-lived but idolized actor. In Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die, Keith Elliot Greenberg, …