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New Hampshire mug purchased at the Hooksett rest stop features Old Man of the Mountain printed backward.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

About face: Mug shows Old Man facing wrong way

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Someone in the general store at the Welcome Center in Hooksett told Barbara Francis to look a little closer at the mug she was thinking of buying. It didn’t take long for Francis, of Bow, to figure it out. “The Old Man of the Mountain was facing the wrong way,” Francis said. She didn’t buy the mug. “Why have something …

Ray Duckler: A teacher, a student, a schooner, a film

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The schooner is the story. Or is it? Maybe it’s the people Keith King loved who have died, or the bumper sticker-like philosophies he espouses about life, or his unconventional method of teaching at Keene State College, or the award-winning documentary that tied it all together during last fall’s Somewhere North Of Boston, …

Art that’s really real: Step back in time to the photorealism movement at Currier

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diners, cars, motel signs, gum wrappers and empty lettuce boxes may seem like mundane subjects unworthy of an artist’s attention. But that was before some photographers started taking notice and began creating a new type of art in the 1970s. Photorealism turned the art world on its head. There is a fine collection …

PHOTOS: Interpreting ‘Blue Cathedral’

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Y esterday, Concord Community Music School students contributed to the “Drawn to the Music” program, a yearly collaboration between students from across the state and the New Hampshire Philharmonic. This year, children were tasked with creating drawings depicting …

Pantone picks Marsala as top color of the new year

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Let’s hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone. “Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling. At the same time there’s a certain glamour that’s attached to this color,” offered Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of …

Musical take on dePaola’s holiday tale tours the area

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

You know it’s shaping up to be a rough day when Elvis, the queen and Elton John tell you you’re dirty, you’re poor, and to go away. Unless you’re the first family of Christmas, Mary and Joseph. Then …

Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ still a bracing brew

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance has their work cut out for them. In this still-stunning Albee play with a cast to stand up …

PHOTOS: “9 to 5 – The Musical” to open at Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Community Players of Concord’s production of the Broadway hit “9 to 5 – The Musical” opened at the Concord City Auditorium last night. The story centers around three female secretaries, their womanizing department executive, and what happens …

Deadpan comedian Steven Wright brings ‘jokes, jokes, jokes’ to Capitol Center

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Steven Wright doesn’t think he’s special. He just talks that way. But the fact remains this slow-talking veteran comedian, who’s elevated deadpan to an art, has built a decades-long career on the way he talks and his singularly …

Review: Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is thrilling stuff

Monday, October 27, 2014

You may be tempted upon leaving Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are the …

'6X6' show challenges dozens of artists to contain visions in a small, square space

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

When artists from across the country decided to donate a “little” something to the North Country Studio Workshops, no one anticipated how big that gesture would turn out to be. “It’s already been a very huge success,” said …

Tory Burch book gives look at what inspires her

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really what our …

Pembroke woman’s TED Talk will address objectification

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Pembroke woman will give a TED Talk from Zurich, Switzerland, this morning at 10, addressing society’s objectification of women and her reasons for her plan to undergo breast reduction surgery in the near future. Kristen Vermilyea, an actress, filmmaker and writer who’s been living in Zurich since …