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Jaymes Sanchez encourages campers to use more space during warm ups at a meeting of the Youth Shakespeare Project at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. on July 14, 2014.  The project, which meets four days a week, is a theater camp for students from 11-17 of all backgrounds and is free to attend.  Sanchez and Laura Neill founded the camp in 2012 while undergrads at Dartmouth.  This is the second year of the camp. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm …

Folger Library Plans Tour for First Folios

Monday, July 21, 2014

Washington — In the canon of Western literature, William Shakespeare’s First Folio is “the jewel of our house.” Published by the playwright’s colleagues in 1623, …

How Snakes Slither Out Of Their Skins

Monday, July 21, 2014

If you have a wood pile, you may have come across a shed snake skin, a translucent, onion skin-like wrapper imprinted with the snake’s scale …

Lee Objects To Biography Of Her By Mills

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Call in Atticus Finch. Only the scrupulously fair lawyer at the center of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” could get at the truth in the latest conflict over the reclusive author’s privacy. The clash erupted again with Tuesday’s release of “The Mockingbird Next Door: …

Pets’ Amenities Rising Trend For Homebuilders

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Los Angeles — These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling these homes in 27 of its 190 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be …

Tips to Affordably Care for Your Pet

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It’s a shame furry friends can’t pay for themselves. Though wagging tails after a long day at work may make pet ownership seem worthwhile, a happy pup won’t stop those bills from rolling in at the end of the month. Thankfully, quick and easy ways exist for dog …

Philly’s Ikire Jones Makes Jackets With Feel of Africa

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inside his sunlit apartment studio space, Sam Hubler, menswear company Ikire Jones’ sole tailor, spends hours on boldly printed jackets. The brand, founded by Wale Oyejide, has a clear mission to offer unique, handcrafted jackets for every type …

Miss Manners: Presents Big and Small All Require Acknowledgment

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: The parents of a recent college grad mentioned that she needed a car (to drive to a new job, hopefully) and maybe related family members could pull together and find her suitable transportation. One thing grew into another — aunts and uncles dropped out of …

Despite Hits, No Radio Love Yet for Stars of Country Rap

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — When Jason Brown came to Nashville to start his career as the country artist Colt Ford, he couldn’t find songwriters who would write for his singing style. No surprise. Ford was bringing an unlikely mix …

Clear Channel’s ‘On the Verge’ a Hit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It’s harder than ever these days for a new singer to break into the music industry. But things just got a little easier for a lucky few: Those who land a coveted spot in the iHeartRadio “On the Verge” program run by Clear Channel, which has the largest …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Every Move an Event

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Better Than 1. Rxc3 Magnus Carlsen is the supreme monarch of the chess world. His recent victories in both the World Rapid Championship and the World Blitz Championship in Dubai confirm his towering, practical strength. Before Dubai, he already held the World Classical title, which …

‘Endeavour’ To Solve A Mystery

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Don’t Miss Endeavour — Season 2 of this Masterpiece Mystery! series comes to a gripping finale as young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) investigates two cases that, initially, seem to be unconnected: the disappearance of a 10-year-old boy and the death of an investigative reporter. But as …

Take Refuge In ‘Cedar Cove’

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Series: What would Hallmark Channel do without bestselling author Debbie Macomber? First she supplied hit movies (Mrs. Miracle), then this original scripted series. Andie MacDowell stars in this idyllic hour as the judge at the center of small-town life. Season 2 starts Saturday. Extras: …