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Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Song credits won’t be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger’s name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing projects, from this year’s James Brown biopic Get on Up to a not-yet-titled HBO series directed by Martin Scorsese. Jagger is also behind the HBO documentary Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James …

PHOTOS: Monster apple faces created, eaten at Concord Public Library

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Visitors to the children’s room at the Concord Public Library got a chance to make monster apple faces during a special event yesterday afternoon. Mini …

The Insiders: It’s time to do some howling, Halloween style

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If you plan on heading downtown this evening for dinner or a movie, don’t be surprised if you see Superman, Cinderella or even a giant …

Taking the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner. …

Art studio on the move in Boscawen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boscawen’s new artist gallery and workshop was very slowly on the move yesterday. The former town office building had been loaded onto a flatbed and was blocking traffic as it inched toward the split of routes 3 and …

The Insiders: You’re nobody’s puppet, but you should still go to tonight’s poetry reading at Gibson’s

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

File under things we didn’t know existed: Puppetry International magazine. File under things you didn’t know until right now: The editor of said magazine will be in Concord tonight as part of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s …

PHOTOS: Grazing until the cows come home

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cows graze in a field behind LAD Welding and Fabrication on Fisherville Road in Concord yesterday. …

2 young marrieds make NBC’s new sitcom ‘Marry Me’

Monday, October 13, 2014

After dating Jake for six long years, Annie figured he would pop the question during their romantic island getaway. He didn’t, and when they return home, Annie throws a comic hissy-fit fit over her ringless state – at …

New documentary is witness to Snowden NSA leak

Monday, October 13, 2014

With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room. Laura Poitras’s highly anticipated documentary Citizenfour premiered Friday night at the …

Author delivers ‘Star Wars’ tour de force

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chris Taylor, deputy editor of the social media website Mashable, lets his geekdom shine with How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise. Taylor tries to accomplish several things: He …

‘This Changes Everything’ tackles global warming

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein argues that those …

Review: New feast of stories in Theroux collection

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The title piece of Paul Theroux’s new short story collection, Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories, is a son’s account of the conflicted time in the early 1950s when his father began practicing for the role of a black man …

‘Recognition’ of the problems with memory, homelessness

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A bedraggled figure begging for money at a busy intersection – it’s a familiar sight, and in this case, the intersection happens to be in the Washington, D.C., area. Some panhandlers are patiently silent, some are hostile, but …