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Who should play Doctor Who?

Monday, July 27, 2015

The ninth season of Doctor Who will soon be upon us, and that means the show’s alumni have already started popping up and offering their thoughts on all things TARDIS-related. Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy thinks the Doctor should absolutely remain a man and a man only. “I’m a feminist and recognize there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line? A Mr. …

‘Southpaw,’ ‘Ant-Man’ are box hits

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ant-Man crept past new opener Pixels to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. Pixels, meanwhile, just barely missed first place …

PHOTOS: Canterbury Fair offers full day of family fun

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The 57th Canterbury Fair was held Saturday. Family-friendly activities were held throughout the day, with games for children, live music, dancing, local artisans demonstrating their skills and selling their products, and vendors selling food, such as barbecue chicken and cotton candy. …

The Insiders: Hit up this blood drive today – there might be cookies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We’d be willing to bet that the Red Cross’s favorite part of a blood drive is the blood. It’s probably not the drive, anyway. There’s absolutely no question which part is our favorite, though – it’s when they …

8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of ‘Pixels’

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Q*bert is ready for his close-up. After bringing Harry Potter and Mrs. Doubtfire to life on the big screen, Chris Columbus’s latest film sees the director inserting classic video game characters into the real world. Pixels follows a …

PHOTOS: Lakeside music in Wolfeboro

Monday, July 20, 2015

The threat of rain didn’t stop about a hundred audience members from enjoying live music at Cate Park in Wolfeboro on Saturday evening with Lake Winnipesaukee in the background. The free performance by the a cappella group Tuckermans …

‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Trainwreck’ debut

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Marvel’s Ant-Man punched above its weight at the weekend box office, debuting with an estimated $58 million, while Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck also opened strongly with $30.2 million. The result for Ant-Man didn’t match some of Marvel’s better known …

Trendy but calm: Adult coloring books selling like crazy

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer. Dover Publications has sold more than 3 million adult coloring books with titles like Flower Fashion Fantasies. Quarto Publishing will have …

The Insiders: Carve out some time to spy these sculptures. But first: bacon!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

While looking for fun stuff to do today, we plugged in the old Google machine and discovered that Sunday is National Flitch Day. That probably means nothing to you, unless your name happens to be Ebenezer Flitch. But …

‘The Fixer’ is another worthwhile novel from Joseph Finder

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Joseph Finder takes a familiar story and gives it a unique spin in his latest page-turner, The Fixer. Finder crafts tales that force his characters to step outside their comfort zone and confront their fears if they are …

Musical duo will have new biography in 2018

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A biography of Rodgers and Hammerstein, written with the cooperation of the late Broadway team’s publishing arm, will be come out in 2018. Henry Holt and Company announced Monday that Todd S. Purdum’s book, Rogers and Hammerstein, also …

Bush biography forgets nothing

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Some Washington memoirs come out too soon. Written when the relevant administrations are still in office and before the authors, fresh from their awkward farewell gatherings, have fully processed the events they’re describing, these books are great for …

HOPE: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Many middle-class parents today look back on our free-range childhoods with amazement. Did our moms really kick us out the door, telling us to be home only for dinner or when it got dark? Did we really ride …