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Do, See, Taste

Not your average cookout: Competitors prepare for intense showdown at Monadnock Up In Smoke BBQ-Beer Festival

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jayna Todisco Coulon spent the last week gearing up for a big showdown, with the fierceness and discipline you’d expect from any seasoned competitor. She’s practiced her technique over and over, paid special attention to making sure she has the right gear she needs, and she’ll have her eye on the top prize heading into this weekend. “It’s just like …

The Insiders: Dances like the ones you’ll see tonight from the Concord Dance Academy are numbered. Like, literally.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

We feel confident at this stage of our lives saying we’ve nailed the skills necessary for paint-by-numbers, so we’re pretty much professional artists now. Our …

Do this weekend: Bret Michaels, Ryan Montbleau and ‘Legally Blonde: the Musical’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Head to the beach, no matter what the weather. This weekend the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom is host two stalwarts of the rock-n-roll genre: Eddie …

World Trade body rejects country of origin labels on meat

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WTO rejects country of origin meat labels Labels on packaged steaks and other cuts of meat in the United States that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered will have to be dropped or revised after a World Trade Organization ruling. The office of the U.S. …

USDA develops new label for GMO-free products

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. The USDA’s move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of the genetically modified organisms. The …

Beauty in the beast? No. But chefs say maybe in the veg

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

pril Bloomfield is a wizard with a pig’s ear and a lover of kidneys, trotters and all the so-called “nasty bits” that animals have to offer. What many people don’t know is that she also has a mean …

Helmet camera captured deadly Dean Potter Yosemite cliff jump

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Video from a helmet camera might reveal what went wrong when two men wearing wingsuits and attempting an illegal cliff jump at Yosemite National Park crashed to their deaths, a park official said. Footage from the GoPro camera …

AmeriCorps lends a hand to Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

At any given moment, Teresa Paradis is responsible for 70 horses, dozens of kittens and puppies, two tribes of goats, the odd pig, duck and bird, and a deformed Canadian goose called Crooked Bill, who thinks he’s a …

The Insiders: Hear the sounds of silence with a poetry open mic night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There are many ingredients that go into a good open mic night – bacon, melted cheese, words and stuff – but among the most critical is actually making sounds. So we were a little taken aback when we …

Law journal publishes special issue examining ‘Breaking Bad’

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC’s Breaking Bad – and what might have happened if the real-life legal system …

A masterful new biography of artist Isamu Noguchi

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Isamu Noguchi was a difficult man who made art easy to look at. In his life and work, he was riddled with contradictions. Humble and egotistical. Steadfast and temperamental. Listless and energetic. A loyal friend and faithless lover. …

‘Spinster’ is thought-provoking look at singlehood

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Even its opening lines are provocative: “Whom to marry, and when it will happen – these two questions define every woman’s existence, regardless of where she was raised or what religion she does or doesn’t practice . . …

Could you unplug for a year?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Corporate lawyer Elyssa Friedland writes an honest love story with a bizarre twist in her debut novel, Love and Miss Communication. Readers must consider one thought-provoking question: Could you remain offline for a year? Evie Rosen’s future is …