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Book suggestions to keep you reading all summer long

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Suggestions from Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds in Warner will keep you reading great books all summer long. The Truth According to Us By Annie Barrows – $28 From the co-author of the perfect book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We have waited a long time to read something more from this wonderful author. Station Eleven By Emily St. John Mandel – $15,95 This one has won so many awards. It’s what I am taking on vacation. H is for Hawk By Helen Macdonald – $26 How can someone so young write so beautifully? Headstrong; 52 Women who Changed Science and the …

The Insiders: Go to Gibson’s tonight for this novel discussion and maybe find a quote from us on a book jacket

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You know you’ve officially arrived when you’re a person quoted on a book jacket. It’s an even bigger representation of said arrival when the quote is actually printed on the book jacket and not just scribbled there with the pen you had in your pocket while walking the aisles of the book store. …

Will the Deerfield Fair be short-circuited?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Deerfield Fair, which began taking shape in the 19th century and has been a New England staple since 1924, has problems. That was made clear in a video posted on the town’s website, which showed the June 22 meeting between the board of selectmen and the fair’s board of directors. The entire half-hour meeting focused on one theme: Improving the electrical setup …

Want to understand what it means to be a woman? Look to robots

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ex Machina, a chilly, excellent debut movie from Alex Gardner about an artificial intelligence, has crystallized a growing sense in science fiction movies that the machines are rising, and that we’d better prepare ourselves for their ascendance. As my colleague Sonny Bunch noted several months ago, Ex Machina …

AP images of Vietnam War make homecoming in exhibit

Friday, June 12, 2015

They were the images that communicated the horrors of war in ways words could not. They were so much more than just photographs, Vietnam’s president said yesterday, recalling black-and-white images he said he will never forget from the …

Ray Duckler: Comedian Dave Attell lands at the Flying Monkey

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Funny man Dave Attell is walking through Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, desperate for a pair of pants that don’t make him look fat. He’s on the phone with a writer from New Hampshire, looking for some press …

The 2015 Tonys: The play’s not the thing

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bravo to the Tony voters, all 700 of them. The four productions named Sunday night as the best of the season were truly deserving. As for the awards show itself, well, everyone deserved better. The disconnect this year was especially grating. Based on the work singled out in …

McCarthy’s ‘Spy’ tops with $30 million; ‘Entourage’ lags

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Melissa McCarthy left the guys of “Entourage” in the dust, landing her first No. 1 box-office debut as a leading lady with an estimated $30 million weekend for the espionage comedy “Spy.” The result added to the string …

High Range kicks off concert series

Thursday, June 4, 2015

High Range will open the Henniker Summer Concert Series on June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Angela Robinson Bandstand. High Range, made of members Rob Kneeland, Brendan Dowd, Ellen Carlson, Matt Shipman and Todd Jones, has been …

Free summer concerts near Concord

Thursday, June 4, 2015

There are plenty of free shows coming to town greens across the Capital Region this summer. Check out the performers coming to a park near you. Barnstead Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Barnstead Parade grounds June 20 – Jason Spooner Band June 27 – Blues Tonight July …

20th anniversary special: Recycled Percussion to bring Vegas headline act back to N.H.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Twenty years ago, a Goffstown High School student formed a band. Not so unusual maybe, but that was only the beginning. Cut to now, and the third-place America’s Got Talent finalists are headlining a Vegas show. Recycled Percussion …

Audubon Society, Currier Museum team up for ‘Birds to Beasts’ exhibit

Thursday, June 4, 2015

If you think that John James Audubon painted only birds, here’s some news. After his ground-breaking publication The Birds of America (1826-38), the artist, naturalist and adventurer turned his attention to other animals, starting in the Northeast, then …

Trumpeter Blanchard makes powerful statement on new album

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard makes a powerful political and musical statement with his new E-Collective quintet on Breathless, his first plunge as a bandleader into groove-based electric fusion music drawing on funk, R&B and the …