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Owen Farm teaches yurt-building to remember a friend

Friday, July 3, 2015

Building a round structure with rectangular lumber is hard. With more than 50 people helping with construction, it’s a little bit easier. And when the finished product, a new yurt at Owen Farm in Hopkinton, is a dream come true, it’s all worth it. Ruth Owen, one of the farm’s owners, had wanted a yurt for a while before she …

The Insiders: It’s almost time to celebrate America’s independence so rest up

Friday, July 3, 2015

We hope that most of you are rereading this in your swim suit and arm floaties as you ramp up to celebrate America’s independence. It’s …

PHOTOS: American flag flies for the Fourth

Thursday, July 2, 2015

An American flag is suspended between two cranes over the Route 3A bridge replacement construction site at Exit 12 of Interstate 93 in Concord on …

Newest members diversify film academy

Friday, June 26, 2015

In choosing its newest members, the film academy went for younger and more diverse. Kevin Hart, Common, Emma Stone, Dev Patel and Whiplash writer-director Damien Chazelle were among the 322 new academy members announced Friday. “It’s really gratifying …

Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, should be straight and white, says co-creator Stan Lee

Thursday, June 25, 2015

At a time when the debate over race and racism is raging in the real world, it is perhaps no shock that the same discussion is also swirling in the alternate universe of comics. It began last Friday, when leaked Sony Pictures emails revealed a strict licensing agreement …

‘Rubble Kings’: How gang violence prompted the creation of hip-hop

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It’s easy when watching Rubble Kings, the new documentary from director Shan Nicholson and narrated by John Leguizamo, to ask yourself, “What does this have to do with hip-hop?” The answer is “everything.” Nicholson tells the story of the social and political climate that created the horrendous conditions …

Census update shows more diverse society as baby-boom generation ages

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A new Census Bureau report shows the baby-boom generation fading further into the gray and giving way to millennials in a country whose younger generations are also becoming more diverse. The white population in the United States reached an all-time high median age of 43, while those younger …

Norway is creating a ‘bee highway’ to protect pollinators

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The city of Oslo in Norway now has what it’s calling a bee highway – a path of flowering plants designed to keep bees well-fed as they pass through the urban area. Supporters hope that initiatives like this one can help protect bees – one-third of Norway’s native …

The Insiders: Get rested and hydrated, it’s time for Market Days, day two

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We’re sure you spent all Thursday taking in the wonders that Market Days has to offer (because we assume you’re not against having fun), and we hope you drank plenty of fluids and got a good night’s sleep, …

New London Barn Playhouse continues tradition of producing top-notch performances

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Every summer, the lineup of plays and musicals at the New London Barn Playhouse change. For the most part, the actors and actresses gracing the stage also differ from the previous year. But the long-standing tradition of being …

One Man's Media: Bird tales

Thursday, June 25, 2015

If you saw the 1993 movie Jurassic Park or read the 1990 novel of the same name, you remember that birds of today descended from the dinosaurs roaming our planet hundreds of millions of years ago. The geese …

Here are the deets on the beats at this year’s Market Days

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Take a walk by Bicentennial Square sometime over the next three days and you might feel a little bounce in your step. The same can be said for those strolling through Eagle Square, because starting Thursday at 2 …

The Insiders: It’s the start of Market Days, need we say more?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If you plan on taking a cruise down Main Street this afternoon, you might want to reconsider. You’ll probably be stuck in traffic for a while – like until late Saturday night. Instead, we urge you to go …