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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. …

1920 defined a century

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Blame Downton Abbey if you must, but the 1920s are hot right now. Enter Eric Burns, a TV correspondent turned author and media critic whose new book, 1920, may capitalize on this interest. Burns does not merely argue …

Barclay delivers gripping story in ‘Broken Promise’

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Linwood Barclay returns to the small town of Promise Falls for his latest novel, Broken Promise, bringing back several characters and delivering another gripping tale. In this story, journalist David Harwood returns to his childhood home to create …

Sequel doesn’t live up to hype

Saturday, August 8, 2015

James Abel’s follow-up to the stellar White Plague, the new Protocol Zero, is intriguing, but ultimately doesn’t live up to the premise or anticipation generated by the earlier novel. Marine Joe Rush has dealt with many things that …

Ike Barinholtz book coming in 2017

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ike Barinholtz is the latest funny person with a book deal. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired a collection of humorous essays by the writer-performer whose credits include The Mindy Project and MADtv. The book, …

Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease. “And as for that current dodge ‘No reference to any living character is intended’ …

Dundas finds something new about Sherlock Holmes

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Is there anything left to say about Sherlock Holmes? The fame of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective has now stretched across three centuries, with no expiration date in sight. Today, some 130 years after the first story was …

Killer caught – after 38 years

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Beatrice Johnson or Swanzey recently published She’s Not Just a Faded Photograph (Clara’s Life) with Dorrance Publishing Co. The book tells the story of abuse, secrecy and murder, and the author’s promise to find justice for her beloved …

Review: ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot sets franchise back, in more ways than one

Friday, August 7, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox has had two opportunities to get Marvel’s Fantastic Four right (three, if you count the studio’s Rise of the Silver Surfer sequel to its 2005 attempt to get a franchise going as a separate failure, …

PHOTOS: Demonstrations at the New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair run through Sunday

Friday, August 7, 2015

Alongside the more than 200 craft booths, the workshops and exhibitions, visitors to the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury can catch some of the many demonstrations going on. The annual fair …

The Insiders: The LOX still exist, and they’re coming to Concord tomorrow

Friday, August 7, 2015

Today in things you didn’t know were still things: The LOX. No, not the skinny salmon fillet that fancy-pantsers put on their bagels. We mean the rap trio from the late 90s and early 2000s. Turns out they’re …