Life & Times

Hood Museum Director Michael Taylor in June 2011, not long after he was hired. Taylor has left the Hood, a departure Dartmouth College has not explained. (Valley News - Jenna Schoenefeld)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Finding the Home Cure: Experiments in an Ancient Form of Preserving Meat

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cured meats are all the rage these days in the culinary world, and charcuterie is popping up on restaurant menus across the globe. And a number of new cookbooks, including one by an East Barnard resident, are making …

Notes From the Garden: The Gentle Horticultural Art of Kokebana

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This time of year I am champing at the bit, all set to garden, but without much I can do outside. So I was delighted to visit a friend in Maine who was experimenting with an art form/planting technique that was new to me: kokebana. This is a …

For Some at Easter, It’s Not About Ham ... It’s the Butter Lamb

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chicago — Baked ham and brightly colored eggs are standard Easter fare for many families. But for some, it’s the butter that takes center stage. That is, butter shaped like a lamb. Popular in pockets throughout the country, …

James Corden Debuts and Builds on Late Night’s New Niceness

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When I’m worried about something and I can’t sleep, I count those nice guys instead of sheep, and I fall aaaasssleeeepp counting those niiiiiiice guys. James Corden made his debut as the new host of CBS’ The Late, …

School Notes: Rivendell Senior Looks to Next Frontier, a Summer Program With NASA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Long before NASA chose Aquene Sausville of West Fairlee for its Community College Aerospace Scholars program, Rivendell Academy science teacher Kerry (Doc) Browne could tell that this girl was going places. “I had Aquene in conceptual physics in …

Young Writers Project: Bad Ideas That Turned Out OK

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Offering Answers About COPD

Monday, March 23, 2015

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, affects some 24 million Americans, and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, according to the American Lung Association. Over his 35-year career, Donald …

Biography Examines First Lady’s Chicago Years

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A new book about Michelle Obama reveals little-known details about the first lady and more fully outlines the ways her relationship with her husband shaped both their lives. In the biography, Michelle Obama: A Life, veteran journalist Peter Slevin portrays the first lady as a full partner in …