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Do, See, Taste

Where sports and race collide

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The score that night was Vanderbilt 90, Mississippi 72. Although the racist insults and threats of violence didn’t appear in the next day’s sports section, Perry Wallace, now an American University law professor, can’t forget that 1968 basketball game in Oxford, Miss. It wasn’t the first time he had withstood this kind of treatment, but it was one of the …

‘Literary thriller’ focuses on abducted girl

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The most common thriller plot may be that of the girl or young woman who vanishes and is feared to be either a captive or …

It’s ice skating season in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cracks were already showing in the 8 inches of ice covering Bow’s town pond, a popular outdoor skating spot in the center of town. This …

Louis C.K. to release stand-up special on website first

Monday, January 19, 2015

Comedian and actor Louis C.K. will sell his next stand-up special, Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store, on his own website first, replicating the strategy that worked for one of his previous programs. The special will debut on Louisck.net and then air this spring on 21st Century …

Scooter Braun is best known for Bieber, but ‘Scorpion’ is his real breakout hit

Monday, January 19, 2015

If Scooter Braun’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve read that he’s Ariana Grande’s manager. Or that he represents pop stars gone viral, like Carly Rae Jepsen or Psy. Or, you know, he’s the guy who discovered …

PHOTOS: Pittsfield Winterfest weekend wraps up with candy bar bingo

Monday, January 19, 2015

Families gathered at the Pittsfield Community Center yesterday on the last day of Pittsfield Winterfest weekend to play bingo for some serious prizes - candy bars. In the beginning, excited claims of “bingo” were heard mostly from the …

Summer colony on Squam Lake named to historic register

Monday, January 19, 2015

The first summer colony on New Hampshire’s Squam Lake has been put on the National Register of Historic Places. The Shepard Hill Historic District in Holderness is the location of the first cottage built on the lake. Early residents were primarily academics and ministers with ties to Yale …

Concord 250 Watch: Time capsule

Monday, January 19, 2015

For nearly 50 years, local residents and visitors crossing City Plaza in front of the arch strode over a plaque marking the site where 1965’s time capsule was buried. Due to the Main Street reconstruction project, the time …

‘Selma’ stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie Selma and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement yesterday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The …

Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ explores ego and art, on screen and off

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Director Alejandro Inarritu said the only way to communicate the struggle between a celebrity and his ego in Birdman was through long, uninterrupted shots that move at the pace of life. Those sweeping takes – the subject of …

My fridge is an honor student: Consumers still warming up to idea of ‘smart’ homes

Sunday, January 18, 2015

At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, LG unveiled a series of household appliances that can receive, interpret and send texts: a washing machine that, when asked, r eports how much time is left in a cycle; or a refrigerator that alerts the owner …

Countertop composting catches on among apartment-dwellers

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Composting and collecting kitchen scraps, once the province of those with gardens or space for a big, pungent, outdoor composter, is now being embraced by a growing number of apartment-dwellers. The trend has been helped along by the …

Quiet year in terms of tax changes, but ACA provides twist

Sunday, January 18, 2015

President Obama’s signature health care law will bring a new twist to tax-filing in 2015, a year in which much else will seem familiar when you’re working on your return. “It’s been a very quiet season or tax …