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A woman takes pictures of workers dismantling the controversial art installation "The Rainbow," burnt several times by right wing extremists, seeing in it a symbol of gay movement and later reconstructed, at the Savior Square in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The installation was put down because the location was temporary and the agreement between the owner and city authorities expired. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

poland: Controversial, iconic rainbow taken down

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Warsaw’s iconic and controversial rainbow art, once installed by an old cloister and then a symbol of Poland’s leadership in the European Union and of tolerance for sexual minorities, has been taken down. Dozens of people watched Wednesday night as workers took down the plastic flowers and dismantled the metal support structure in the city’s Savior Square. Some took some …

Do This: Celebrate Maxine Kumin and opera this weekend

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The life of Maxine Kumin, beloved New Hampshire icon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will be honored at Gibson’s Bookstore today. Suzy Colt, Kumin’s long-time personal assistant and friend, will present a slideshow presentation of Maxine’s life, and discusses Kumin’s posthumously published memoir, The Pawnbroker’s Daughter. A selection of her works will be …

Muster Field Farm gears up for busiest weekend of the year

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If you’ve never been to Muster Field Farm Museum in North Sutton, this might be a good weekend to check it out. Saturday and Sunday just so happen to be when Muster Field has its busiest two days of the year and all thanks to the annual two-day extravaganza known as Farm Days. …

Son recounts his father’s struggle in new Holocaust memoir

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Holocaust memoirs published in the decades following the Nazi genocide of Europe’s Jews serve as gripping and historically necessary evidence to unimaginable personal suffering. However, few such memoirs are at once remarkable testimony and remarkable literature. But a …

Tornado tragedies

Saturday, August 22, 2015

As a massive tornado approached their Oklahoma house in 2013, an elderly couple named Jerrie and Hemant Bhondem had little time to prepare. Hemant’s osteoporosis prevented him from making it down into a storm shelter, so the two …

World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd has book deal

Saturday, August 22, 2015

World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd, whose three goals in the 2015 final led the U.S. to a 5-2 victory over Japan, has a book deal. The 33-year-old Lloyd is working on a memoir that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt …

Annual Henniker chili festival moves outside to the mountain

Saturday, August 22, 2015

For years, chili lovers have gathered at Pats Peak Ski Area for the Fire on the Mountain Festival in the summertime, in which professional and amateur chili makers serve their variations of the dish, hoping to be deemed …

Do This: BB King tribute show in Plymouth features his youngest daughter

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A “Celebration of BB King,” slated to hit the Flying Monkey stage Friday, will feature a member of the blues royal family. King’s youngest daughter, Claudette King, will perform with the James Montgomery Band, also featuring The Uptown …

Networks, stars raise awareness for education

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The four largest broadcast networks will simultaneously air a fundraising special for education next month featuring Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson and other celebrity entertainers. The Entertainment Industry Foundation said Tuesday that ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will air …

Music Review: Meryl Streep seduces on Ricki soundtrack

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The overwhelming majority of American marriages – about 80 percent – are between people who are roughly the same age. But that kind of pairing is a lot less likely in Hollywood, where leading male actors are often cast with female leads who are 10, 15, or 20 …

Concord residents turn out to celebrate 250 years, and look forward to the future

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The 90-degree heat Sunday didn’t stop the hundreds of residents who turned out to celebrate Concord’s 250th anniversary. People lounging in the grass on Memorial Field cooled off with water and ice cream as they listened to a …

’Show Me a Hero’ dramatizes NY affordable housing fight

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The power of writer David Simon’s work has drawn remarkable actors to TV dramas including The Wire and Treme. The latest evidence is Show Me a Hero, HBO’s six-episode miniseries based on a bitter 1980s battle over public …

’Straight Outta Compton’ goes to the top of the box office

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish The Man From U.N.C.L.E. struggled to find its footing. Universal’s N.W.A. biopic earned an astonishing $56.1 million in its debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Director F. …