Life & Times

Carey Mulligan, center, and Helena Bonham Carter, right, star in "Suffragette," a film about the push for voting rights for women in Great Britain. The film is part of this year's Telluride at Dartmouth slate.

Power on the Big Screen

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 …

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 …

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 …

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail …

Ky. Clerk Will Face Federal Judge Today for Denying Marriage Licenses

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Kim Davis, the devout Christian who is fighting against issuing Kentucky marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is hardly the first to be caught in the battle between religious beliefs and civil laws. Modern social issues, including abortion rights and capital punishment, have hinged on the same fulcrum. The …

Community’s Garden

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Grace Adams, of South Royalton, weeds the flower beds in the watering trough on Wednesday. The trough was installed at the intersection of Windsor and Chelsea streets in South Royalton in 1912 by the South Royalton Woman’s Club …

A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a …

Raise Your Glass:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

McWilliam’s Hanw ood Estates Southeastern Australia Chardonnay 2012, $11.99 Back in the beginning of the summer, someone suggested that I check out a “very nice” petite sirah and because I favor whites and roses during the hotter months, I filed the recommendation to memory without writing it down. …

Notes From the Garden: In Search of Fall Blooms

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fall treats us to vivid leaf color and some perennial flowers in blossom, but there are relatively few fall-blooming trees and shrubs. This is the time to see what is out there, and what you might add to your landscape. The PeeGee Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’) is one …

Ed Burns Displays His Indie Attitude With ‘Public Morals’

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ed Burns broke into the public consciousness 20 years ago when he wrote, directed, produced and costarred in The Brothers McMullen, an independent film comedy about Irish Americans in New York. Since then he has appeared in numerous other films, including She’s the One, 27 Dresses and most …

James Bond Scribe Calls Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ for 007

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

First of all, Anthony Horowitz may be a bestselling author in England, but he’s not Ian Fleming. Fleming created James Bond, who made his first appearance in the 1953 novel Casino Royale and immediately became a hit. Fleming had served in British naval intelligence during World War II …

Priests Can Absolve ‘Sin Of Abortion’

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Vatican City — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and painful decision.” In a letter published Tuesday by …

New Tunbridge Principal Reaches Out to the Community

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It seems strange that most school administrative contracts have a starting date of July 1. That’s nearly two months before students return to the classroom, two months before a school begins to fulfill its purpose. Scott Farnsworth, hired …