Life & Times

Alert, efficient, and informative, WDEV morning show host Jon Noyes of Montpelier, Vt., delivers news, the weather, and sports highlights in rapid sucession before he moderates the call-in Trading Post in Waterbury, Vt., on August 26, 2015. 
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‘The Trading Post’ Radio Show Keeps Goods Moving

Saturday, September 5, 2015

At 7:55 a.m. on a recent Saturday , the switch board in the control room of WDEV radio in Waterbury, Vt., is lit up like …

The Kitschy Side of Doomsday

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pinterest, the aspirational candyland of women everywhere, has long been beloved by homebuyers, wedding-planners, moms, narcissists, and people who spend too much time on their …

Movie Review: The ‘Transporter’ Franchise Is Out of Gas

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Jason Statham’s departure from the moderately successful and cartoonishly fun Transporter franchise, as the actor told Vulture this past spring, was purely a business decision. …

Movie Review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ Plods Along

Saturday, September 5, 2015

When Bill Bryson’s travelogue A Walk in the Woods came out in 1998, it landed almost instantly on The New York Times bestseller list. The word of mouth was epidemic: This book is hilarious. Now that the account …

Summer Movies Stay Till Bitter End

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

If Nothing Else, Trump’s Candidacy Is a Ratings Bonanza

Saturday, September 5, 2015

New York — When NBC cut ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement, the real estate mogul’s career as a TV personality appeared to be over. Instead, Trump has become the star of the summer’s biggest TV hit …

Best of the Bunch

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Travis Sharkey, of Canaan, works to remove the more unsightly apples in preparation for the opening of the pick-your-own season at Whitman Brook Orchard in Quechee. Sharkey is a seasonal worker and said the orchard is planning to …

Slain Texas Deputy Mourned

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Telluride Films Feature Women’s Voices

Friday, September 4, 2015

Every year a theme of sorts emerges at the Telluride at Dartmouth festival. Sometimes it’s intentional, but just as often the mini-festival of six films happens to pick up on whatever is in the zeitgeist. This year’s leitmotif …

Will ‘A Walk in the Woods’ Spawn a Generation of Thru-Hikers?

Friday, September 4, 2015

The long-awaited film version of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, the 1998 best-seller about his attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail, has fostered a mix of excitement and dread in the trail’s fans.. Locally, the movie …

Colbert Removes Mask to Do ‘Late Show’

Friday, September 4, 2015

New York — Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street. Having split from cheeky Comedy Central a few blocks away, he will now hold court at old-guard CBS. He …

ABC Family Gets Top Marks for Gay, Lesbian Inclusiveness

Friday, September 4, 2015

New York — The television network that gets the most praise from an advocacy group that monitors content featuring gays, lesbians and transgender people has “family” in its name and targets an audience of teenage girls and young women. GLAAD said in a report issued Thursday that 74 …

Black Sabbath Announces Dates For Final Tour

Friday, September 4, 2015

New York — After five decades, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year. The heavy metal band starring Ozzy Osbourne announced dates for its The End tour, which kicks off Jan. 20, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska. Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler will visit …