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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 …

Teacher-playwright merges humor, drama

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At first blush, classroom bullying, death and Asperger syndrome don’t seem like fodder for humor in a play. But playwright Aaron Sommers is hoping that the comedy mined from all-too-human situations is just one of many lessons audiences …

In four-man show at Mill Brook Gallery, new perspectives on botanical beauty

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Most people know what a moose looks like. Or a fish making its way through a pond, or a bird on the wing, or plants swaying under a summer sun. So as an artist, how does Patrick McCay …

More than dance moves, Vibes of Styles dance club gives teens a sense of community

Sunday, June 8, 2014

When Claufy Lankuma first arrived in Concord from the Congo, not many people at school talked to him. He didn’t have much confidence, he said. But that was in 2010, before he joined Rundlett Middle School’s Vibes of …

England: 3D images: Richard III was no hunchback

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The slings and arrows of literary insults aimed at King Richard III grossly embellish the deformities of the supposed hunchback whose villainy endures thanks to William Shakespeare. That’s the conclusion of scientists who used 3D printing to reconstruct the spine of the last English ruler before the Tudors, …

100 things to do this summer

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

 Have a picnic in the park  Pick strawberries  Collect seashells  Try a new flavor of ice cream  Go fishing  Ride a horse  Ride the Capital Area Transit trolley  Go to …

‘SHREK’ unites: Musical brings together kids from across district

Thursday, May 29, 2014

If the major takeaway from Shrek The Musical Jr. is acceptance, diversity and working together, the cast of the upcoming production of the show is a living imitation of art. The musical, which runs this weekend at the …

St. Paul’s ballet program showcases range, alumnus’s choreography

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

After 23 years as principal dancer with New York City Ballet, this week Philip Neal is back on his old stomping grounds. Neal, who won the silver medal at the Prix de Lausanne ballet competition and was a …

Sept. 11 museum dedication ceremony

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Friends, relatives, rescue workers and survivors descended into the space where the World Trade Center once stood to explore artifacts of the 9/11 tragedy at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. In a poignant ceremony, President Obama dedicated …

9/11 museum offers sights and sounds of tragedy, opens to public next week

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The museum devoted to the story of Sept. 11 tells it in victims’ last voicemails, in photos of people falling from the twin towers, in the scream of sirens, in the dust-covered shoes of those who fled the …

PHOTOS: Couture for a Cause

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Attendees at Couture for a Cause yesterday got to see some of the newest fashions from local shops during the fashion show and silent auction to benefit Womenade, a local group who provides short-term financial assistance for families …