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Author Jeffrey Lent 

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Faith, Evil and Penance: Jeffrey Lent’s New Novel Revisits Post-Civil War Era

Friday, March 27, 2015

There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons — That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes — — Emily Dickinson A small religious group …

On Poetry: For this Poet, Words Provide the Inspiration

Friday, March 27, 2015

The question I’m most frequently asked as a poet, one I mused on in my December column, is “Why doesn’t that rhyme?” In this column, …

With ‘Ongoingness,’ Sarah Manguso Reflects on Recording Her Life

Friday, March 27, 2015

Here’s the question at the heart of Sarah Manguso’s Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (Graywolf: 98 pages, $20): How does a writer record his …

‘Weegee Guide’ Shows Mid-Century New York

Friday, March 27, 2015

A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards. Weegee, whose real name was Arthur Fellig, was …

Millennials Flock to Full Circle ‘Church’

Friday, March 27, 2015

Venice, Calif. — Across the street from the Rose Cafe in Venice, a bad-boy actor is shepherding a crew of millennial “nones” toward what might be called the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Part II. The incense-and-healing-crystal-accessorized movement known as New Age flourished here in the 1960s …

‘Downton Abbey’ to Conclude After Its Upcoming 6th Season

Friday, March 27, 2015

New York — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after Downton Abbey concludes next year. Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed it will end after its sixth season, …

Walk in the Rain

Friday, March 27, 2015

Carole Haehnel walks back to her home at Village Apartments in White River Junction on Thursday. Haehnel tries to walk everyday. “I like to walk in the rain, believe it or not,” she laughed. Valley News — Jennifer …

Psychologists: The Internet Is Giving Everyone Symptoms of ADHD

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar to you: You get into work. You’re feeling productive. You’ve powered through approximately three emails/order forms/whatever qualifies as progress in your particular industry when — BAM — your best friend signs onto Gchat and sends you a video of a dachshund …

Art Notes: Hood Director Departs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a move that has shocked the Upper Valley art community, Michael Taylor is leaving his post as director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, after nearly four years in the position. His reason for leaving is …

Entertainment Highlights: This Weekend, Dancing for a Cause

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How can Upper Valley dancers and dance fans help out cancer patients this weekend? Four words: Get on your feet. On Saturday night in Plainfield, the Party Crashers will provide the soundtrack to the dance and silent auction …

Borrowing, Appropriating and Stealing Are as Old as Art Itself

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blurred lines indeed. The recent verdict by a federal jury in Los Angeles may have settled one case, but it has ignited a larger debate about creativity and ownership and how to sort out the co-opted from the …

BBC Won’t Renew Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ Contract

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The BBC will not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the scrappy host of BBC’s Top Gear car show, after an alleged and widely publicized fracas with a producer on the show. A BBC statement on Wednesday said a physical altercation occurred between Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon, …

Dress Shopping

Thursday, March 26, 2015

South Royalton School freshman Claire McPhetres, 15, of Sharon, tries on a prom dress at the Cinderella Project shop in the Raq-On Dance Studio in White River Junction on Wednesday. In its sixth year, the project provides a …