Life & Times

Evans Haile, the new general director of Opera North, intends to expand the Lebanon-based opera company's footprint in the Upper Valley. (Courtesy photograph)

New Opera North Leader Plans for Growth

Thursday, March 5, 2015

E vans Haile, the recently appointed general director of Opera North in Lebanon, has a message for fans of the company: Opera isn’t just for …

Documenting Norwich

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

C had Finer was at Town Meeting in Norwich on Tuesday, doing what he’s done for the past nine years: Taking photographs of the people …

Entertainment Highlights: Eileen Ivers Explores the History of Hyphenated Americans

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Oh, my father is old and my mother quite feeble; To leave their own country it would grieve their heart sore, Oh the tears down …

The Lasting Appeal of TV’s Top Earner: ‘Judge Judy’

Friday, March 6, 2015

Judge Judy doesn’t quite make $1 million for every day she works, but she is nosing in mighty close to that figure. Judy Sheindlin famously works 52 days a year. On Monday, she extended her contract with CBS …

Daughter of Selma Fights On

Friday, March 6, 2015

Selma, Ala. — It’s a Sunday afternoon in the midst of a season of remembering here. Rep. Terri Sewell is back in her home church, her home district. One by one, senior citizens step forward, and she places …

‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Was a Leading Bit Player

Friday, March 6, 2015

Daniel von Bargen, who died Sunday at 64, had a long, illustrious career with more than four decades of acting credits to his name. Though von Bargen was often in the background, few thespians can say that they were in All My Children and Silence of the Lambs. …

The Dead’s ‘Fare Thee Well’ Tour Is For the Well-Off

Thursday, March 5, 2015

As I knew it would, that little gray circle on the Ticketmaster website just kept spinning, mocking my Hail Mary attempt to buy a ticket to one of the Grateful Dead’s final three concerts at Chicago’s Soldier Field this summer. I read the newspaper and ate a bowl …

Montshire Museum Names New Director

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Norwich — The Montshire Museum of Science has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Marcos Stafne, currently a vice president at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York. In April, Stafne will replace longtime director David …

ABC Gets Real With a Powerful New Drama, ‘American Crime’

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Los Angeles — The two biggest freshman hits on TV this season, Empire and How to Get Away With Murder, are addictive but ridiculous soaps in which J.R. Ewing and Erica Kane would feel right at home. There’s nothing frivolous about ABC’s American Crime, which means that it …

Poised to Produce

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chuck Sullivan, of Cornish, raises the main sap line in order to attach a new 550-gallon tank at Brokenridge Maple Farm in Cornish on Wednesday. The old tank held only 225 gallons. “Usually this time of year, we …

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ Tops MTV Movie Awards Nominations

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Los Angeles — And you thought Hollywood’s award season was over. A teenage tearjerker, a foul-mouthed coed comedy and a raucous space adventure featuring a talking tree lead the nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, airing live on April 12 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. …

Another Day, Another Dig

Thursday, March 5, 2015

John Ballou has lived in his house in West Lebanon since 1970. He was out clearing the snow off his driveway on Wednesday. A neighbor of his helps him when there is a heavy snowfall. “I like the …

Build Your Own Banh Mi

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

There’s really nothing complicated about banh mi, the remarkable Vietnamese sandwich that’s become an American favorite. However, if you live in the Upper Valley and you want a banh mi (pronounced bun mee), you need to plan a …