Byline: By MIKE PRIDE

Although Ken Burns’s Muhammad Ali opens during the age of black and white television, Ali’s spirit remains so alive today that it is jarring to see...

Ken Burns was never a boxing fan, yet when the idea of making Muhammad Ali was first suggested, he knew immediately that he had to make it. This...

Colonel Edward E. Cross so loved his horse Jack that when he returned home to Lancaster, N.H., to recuperate from his first wound of the Civil War,...

The world of poor Franklin Pierce, 151 years in his grave, turns again.The demand on behalf of African American law students that his name be...

In the nearly two decades since our book My Brave Boys came out, Mark Travis and I have received regular updates about Col. Edward E. Cross, the...

The better you knew Gary McGrath, the better the stories he told you. In the last lap of a useful life, he ran the Book Farm in Henniker with his...

Jane Kenyon had only begun to write her best poetry when she came down with what seemed to be a severe case of the flu. It turned out to be acute...

The poet Wesley McNair is the author of 10 collections of poems and other books. A New Hampshire native who lived in Sutton and taught at Colby...

During the Trump years I have often thought of the 1970s and ’80s, when my wife, Monique, and I were bringing up three sons in Concord. We did not...

When I retired as editor of the Concord Monitor a decade ago, the publisher gave me a gift I still treasure. It is a first edition of New Hampshire...

(Donald Hall, who died on June 23, was buried on Saturday at Proctor Cemetery in Andover beside his wife and fellow poet Jane Kenyon, who died in...

Donald Hall, one of the last major American poets of his generation, died Saturday night at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, where he hayed with his...

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