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Do, See, Taste

Review: ‘Unfinished Business’ should never have started

Thursday, March 5, 2015

In the years since he strutted onto the scene – lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute – in Doug Liman’s Swingers (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for the mainstream American comedy: from romantic (The Break-Up) to bromantic (Old School), pretty good (Wedding Crashers) to very bad (Fred Claus) to frankly unnecessary (Delivery Man). …

The Insiders: Sit inside this evening, where the ice is only for people to play hockey on

Thursday, March 5, 2015

We’ve all had front row seats to some ice for about three months now, which is sort of like having season tickets to an emotional …

The Scene: An island story in the midst of winter

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pembroke Academy students put on Once on this Island, Jr. last Friday. They were a part of the Community Players of Concord Children’s Theatre Project …

New book tells story of Revolutionary War hero John Stark

Thursday, February 26, 2015

His words grace New Hampshire’s license plates – “Live Free or Die” – yet most people outside New England would be hard-pressed to identify Gen. John Stark, despite his heroics in two 18th century wars, including key roles …

Think summer! Big-ticket concerts (Primus, Weird Al, Beach Boys) on the horizon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The temperature is hovering barely above zero as I write this. My house is encased in ice, and the snowbanks in my yard are tall enough for my kids to use them as sledding hills. All hopes of …

Grammy winner Kathy Griffin comes to Palace Theatre

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kathy Griffin to sass it up in Manch Vegas Grammy Award-winning comedian and entertainer Kathy Griffin will bring her signature brand of comedy to Palace Theatre in Manchester for one night only, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Griffin …

The Insiders: We can’t invite you to our dance party, but Let’s Dance certainly can

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We can’t tell you how many times our brainstorming sessions for this column have devolved into dance parties. What can we say, we’re slaves to the rhythm. One lesson we’ve learned from the experience, though: It’s extremely difficult …

PHOTOS: Cold days at White Park

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

With the sun shining and no school this week, people braved the low temperatures yesterday to enjoy White Park in Concord. Above: Bode Thompson, 4, of Loudon uses a chair for support as he skates with his family. …

Waning funds may end 40-year bamboo organ fest

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A nearly 200-year-old Philippine bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, has survived time, storms and wars. But an annual concert festival that has showcased its unique, lilting music in a …

Soprano taking her Bruennhilde on the road

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Like a Valkyrie swooping down from her mountaintop, soprano Christine Goerke is poised to descend on America’s opera houses – but instead of wearing a set of wings on her shoulders, she’s carrying the role of a lifetime. …

Try a taste of this Scandinavian Lenten treat

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My father’s side of the family emigrated to the United States from the Swedish-speaking part of Finland. And though I have never been to the land of my ancestors, I was raised to love cardamom, which is to …

Homemade mozzarella in 40 minutes? Not a stretch

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pizza night in our house is full-on DIY. Homemade pizza dough and sauce from summer’s canned tomatoes, sure; that’s de rigeur. But homemade mozzarella? Oh, yes. Quite simply, it’s a revelation. Mozzarella is entry-level cheesemaking: satisfying, quick, inexpensive …

Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Demand for goat milk and other dairy products has steadily increased in the United States in recent years largely because of growing interest in artisan cheeses and populations accustomed to goat products. That’s left goat farmers and dairy producers scurrying to keep up and find new and better …