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From left: David Grindle, Liz Grindle, Sam Bernard, Caity Coyne, Allie Grindle, Gabbi Forte, Renee Bergeron and Ethan Grindle, all of Marshfield, Mass., talk and laugh before the screening of "Grown Ups 2" at the Weirs Drive-In Theater in Weirs Beach on Thursday evening, July 25, 2013. The Grindle family, who have a house in Meredith, invited friends up on vacation. 

(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

Drive in to nostalgia

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The memories linger. I was in the backseat of my parents’ car, nighttime enveloping us outside and in. A glowing rectangle out front stood dozens of feet high, and tinny sound streamed in from a metal box next to the driver’s side window. We were at the drive-in. It was an Indiana Jones film, and I was 5 years old. …

Fall Movie Preview: Highlights from September-December

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles. Alongside the seasonal biopics, true-life tales and period dramas that will surely contend for Oscars, some of the biggest franchises around are set to add a whiff of popcorn to awards season. …

One Man’s Media: Straight Outta Memory

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I was a pre-teen racist. Okay, maybe “racist” is a bit harsh, the term implying a proactive, energetic nastiness. Instead, I might describe my 13-year-old self as a “casual bigot,” spending all my time with kids like me, watching TV shows and movies about people like me, and listening to music made by …

Stoddard tracks the steel industry

Saturday, August 15, 2015

When romantic poets speak of the sublime, they are usually thinking of Mont Blanc or the Simplon Passor other ­awe-inspiring natural vistas. The term sublime, after all, suggests a combination of power and magnificence, touched with terror or …

Book is soundtrack of female power

Saturday, August 15, 2015

When I was 12, I was riddled with angst and the overwhelming feeling that no one could possibly vocalize the cocktail of emotions that powered my preteen existence. My dad sensed that – was it the pouting, the …

The story of America’s deadliest cook

Saturday, August 15, 2015

There’s some irony to the title of Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s new book Terrible Typhoid Mary. As this engaging account makes clear, Mary Mallon (1869-1938) was hardly a “terrible” person, either before or after she became known in the …

The Insiders: Catch some basketball, beats, Bonners and booms at Rock On Fest today

Saturday, August 15, 2015

If we were going to map out a pretty perfect summer Saturday, it would probably include basketball, some cool live music, fireworks, all-you-can-eat tacos and the Bonner brothers. Well, if you can live without the tacos, we’ve actually …

The Insiders: Hit happy hour if you want to, but then kick the weekend off for realz with this Nevers Band show

Thursday, August 13, 2015

If you’re like us, you kick off the weekend by sliding life-like mannequins into your office chair around 2:30 in the afternoon and heading for the nearest happy hour (Bonus tip: Sell the ruse extra hard by playing …

Do this: Head to the theater this weekend

Thursday, August 13, 2015

This is the weekend to enjoy some local theater. There’s quite a selection of shows for you to choose from – including an irreverent comedy, a musical that brings a board game to life and an adaptation of …

Martin to be honored at Bluegrass Awards

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Movie star, comedian and Grammy-winning musician Steve Martin will be honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association with a distinguished achievement award. The association announced special awards recipients and nominees Wednesday for the International Bluegrass Music Awards, which …

The Insiders: The 60s are invading Eagle Square for a concert tonight

Thursday, August 13, 2015

If you could pick a decade from the past that was going to invade Concord, which one would you pick? We’d either go back to the 1850s and dazzle everyone with our signature brand of Insider humor, only …

PHOTOS: Agricultural Heritage Farm Day

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Concord City Celebration Week continued on Tuesday despite the rain with Agricultural Heritage Farm Day. Visitors to Apple Hill Farm, Carter Hill Orchard and Dimond Hill Farm were still able to learn about the histories of each place, …

The Insiders: Be glad your mom didn’t write a book, then come to Gibson’s to learn about the one this mom did write

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Imagine if your mom wrote a memoir of motherhood. You’d probably be terrified. Think about the possibilities: Chapter 6, the bed-wetting years. Thankfully, there’s a good chance your mom was so busy keeping you out of trouble she …