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Do, See, Taste

The Insiders: Listen to this music so you don’t have to listen to people tell you what to do

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunday is the day for pretending you can’t hear your loved ones when they try to give you chores to do. And a great way to not hear them is to put music in your ears so there’s no room for any other yapping. Well, there’s plenty of music in town today, just looking for ear holes to climb into …

Concord 250 Watch: Page Belting Co.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Community members of all ages are encouraged to attend Concord Chats, the roving series of informal history chats Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees …

Sex, drugs and mystification

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stevie Nicks wrote the only No. 1 Billboard hit Fleetwood Mac ever had (“Dreams”), but Zoe Howe’s fawning new biography, Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams and …

Red River Theatres hosts red carpet viewing party

Monday, February 23, 2015

On New Hampshire’s red carpet, snow boots are an acceptable footwear. It’s hard to be dressed to the nines when it’s barely above 9 degrees. But that didn’t stop dozens of Red River Theatres supporters from turning up …

‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

Monday, February 23, 2015

The long take of Birdman has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for …

Who’s that in a cape? New musical stars Brooklyn superheroes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes. The original musical Brooklynite features six brand-new crusaders with superpowers protecting the borough, a mysterious substance in an asteroid, …

Guatemalan rappers promote Mayan language, stories to youth

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A group of Guatemalan musicians is on a mission to breathe life into a pre-Columbian language and heritage through a thoroughly modern genre: hip-hop. Calling themselves Balam Ajpu, which means Jaguar Warrior or Warrior of Light, the musicians …

Ray Bradbury home’s demise has LA re-examining its history

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It was the house where Ray Bradbury wrote Something Wicked This Way Comes, and when the bulldozer came to knock it down literary scholars and preservationists were aghast. The bright yellow home with the big bay windows where …

Review: ‘Lost & Found’ is a poignant debut

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Brooke Davis’s debut novel, Lost & Found, begins with 7-year-old Millie Bird, who has recently lost her father, being abandoned by her grieving mother in a department store. Millie befriends Karl the Touch Typist, a widower on the …

Take a look – Dr. Seuss has a new book

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss. Random House Children’s Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called What Pet Should I Get? on …

Book Review: “The Case against the Supreme Court” by Erwin Chemerinsky:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

This fine book, written by law professor and constitutional law litigator, Erwin Chemerinsky, presents a balanced but ultimately unsatisfying view of the U.S. Supreme Court. Chemerinsky persuasively argues that the Supreme Court has largely failed as an institution. …

No Brushes Allowed offers out-of-the-box, messy creative outlet

Sunday, February 22, 2015

There’s a place deep inside an old school building in Concord where you can pay to let your kids play uninhibited with paint, sand and glitter. They can roll plastic dinosaurs, basketballs and monster trucks in puddles of …

Dryers: Homes’ energy guzzlers just got greener

Sunday, February 22, 2015

For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a standard seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include another major household appliance.  Clothes dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be …