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Restoring a Community’s Heritage

Saturday, August 23, 2014

W hile man does not live by bread alone, volunteers striving to keep two historic Norwich buildings alive need the variety that serves as legal …

Hospice Offers Video Service to Help Keep Memories Alive

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Orlando — Faith Broadnax yanked out her breathing tube. If the “skinny white woman” with the camera — as the headstrong 80-year-old referred to hospice …

Quiet on the Set

Friday, August 22, 2014

O nly 11 years old and acting in his second short film, Danny Davis is already a pro. Waiting to go on camera, Davis, wearing …

Hard-Boiled Vigilantes in ‘Sin City’

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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 …

Moretz, Blackley Performances Make ‘If I Stay’ Easy to Love

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The simple description for If I Stay is that it looks at a life and death decision. But taking such a simplistic approach would be unfair. Director R.J. Cutler’s film of Gayle Forman’s best-selling novel is a complex …

Heat Got Ya Beat? Tune in to These Chilly Ideas for Summer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For most of the summer, the shifting polar vortex slid down on the East Coast like an oversized beret. This made for some unusually pleasant summer evenings in a place known for regularly serving up the kind of …

Success of Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New York — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it …

Entertainment Highlights: Whiffenpoofs on World Tour; Hanover Native Is Singing With the Yale A Capella Ensemble

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After giving up ice hockey for music about eight years ago, Hanover’s Jake van Leer figured he was saying goodbye to the idea of ever appearing on ESPN. This week, the goalie-turned-tenor is tuning up with the Whiffenpoofs …

Art Notes: Shelburne Museum’s Exhibit Frames the Narrative of a Nation Coming of Age

Thursday, August 21, 2014

T hanks to its founder Electra Havemeyer Webb, the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt., seven miles south of Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain, is one of this country’s great repositories of Americana, a catch-all category that …

In ‘Sin City,’ Rodriguez, Miller Talk Noir Yarns, Not Social Commentary

Friday, August 22, 2014

When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie Sin City in 2005, they had few expectations they’d ever make the sequel, opening today at the Nugget in Hanover and at other theaters. In fact, they weren’t sure audiences would turn up for the …

Matthew Weiner on Reworking ‘Are You Here,’ Ending ‘Mad Men’

Friday, August 22, 2014

One of the key shows people point to when discussing the relatively recent surge in quality on television is Mad Men. Thematically rich, visually stylized and emotionally evocative, the show uses what creator Matthew Weiner describes as “the …

Fall Films Worth The Anticipation

Friday, August 22, 2014

At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over — at the movies, anyway. It’s time to put aside all that comic book reading that we call “research,” sweep the word “sequel” aside and get serious …

Emmy Hopefuls Play Angles to Nab Trophies

Friday, August 22, 2014

Los Angeles — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that’s just fine with the Emmy Awards. But the audience for Monday’s ceremony (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) may …