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Do, See, Taste

In Serial podcast, a lesson on looking past first judgments

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Serial podcast is a narrative about a narrative. That narrative, told incrementally in weekly installments as part of a spinoff project from the team at the weekly public radio show This American Life, is about a murder trial centered on a group of teenagers in suburban Baltimore in 1999. That narrative, importantly, is about real people – a fact …

Riveting series looks forward, back

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Better flavor, higher price tag when it comes to local turkeys in New Hampshire

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inside the bed of a Chevy pickup truck, 25 broad-breasted white turkeys gobbled loudly, their all-too-familiar fate a few hours away. The flock was part …

In the Garden: Growing amaryllis

Sunday, November 16, 2014

If you have never experienced the thrill of watching an amaryllis grow, it is not too late. The bulbs are showing up for sale in garden centers, supermarkets and hardware stores. Now is the time to treat yourself …

George W. Bush launches book about his father

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Former president George W. Bush formally launched his personal biography of his father at a joint appearance with George H.W. Bush on Tuesday at the father’s Texas A&M university presidential library. 41: A Portrait of My Father offers a glimpse of the 90-year-old Bush’s life through the eyes …

Stephen King’s newest book is released

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stephen King’s latest novel is out. Revival was released Tuesday. His six-city book tour was to kick off in New York City, then go to Washington, D.C.; Kansas City, Mo.; Wichita, Kan.; and Austin, Texas, before wrapping up …

California cat cafe is catnip for feline fans

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland. Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends …

Star-studded TV show to help needy dogs find homes

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving – or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns …

Harlem Wizards coming to Concord to help raise money for woman fighting cancer

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Harlem Wizards trick basketball team is coming to Concord on Tuesday night to play local firefighters and faculty and staff from several local schools, hoping to raise money for cancer treatment for a Concord woman. Steph Riley was diagnosed in March with Stage 4 lung cancer, and …

Thanksgiving’s 46 million turkeys get costlier as supply shrinks

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Recent history suggests Americans will eat some 46 million turkeys during Thanksgiving, give or take a few birds. The problem is that supplies are dropping. While that doesn’t mean stores will run out of turkeys before you buy one, costs are climbing. U.S. grocers are currently paying the …

The Insiders: We’re not legendary guitarists, but this guy at the Capitol Center is

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One of life’s great regrets is that nobody has ever referred to either of us as a “legendary guitarist.” This, despite the fact that we have all the necessary requirements covered other than the ability to play the guitar. Well, Steve Hackett has no such regrets, earning the …

PHOTOS: Concord Contemporary Club holds annual Princess Tea Party fundraiser

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The GFWC Concord Contemporary Club held their fourth annual Princess Tea Party fundraiser at Red River Theatres on Saturday. The sold out event included crafts, portraits with princess characters, a viewing of the movie Frozen, a raffle, goodie …

Sherman’s March at 150: 5 questions and answers

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A turning point in the Civil War came 150 years ago last week, when Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman left the smoking ruins of Atlanta and launched his scorching March to the Sea. Here are five questions and …