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A turkey brought home by Associated Press reporter Gosia Wozniacka stands in its coop at Wozniacka's home in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Wozniacka had brought the live turkey in a burlap sack to her urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. Though intended to be Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey had other plans. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

The Turkey Who Lived

Friday, November 28, 2014

Portland, Ore. — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on …

Life Here: The Night My Father Killed the Television

Friday, November 28, 2014

The other day I was driving through town and everyone I saw was holding a cell phone and talking into it. I realized how different …

Gift Conundrum: What to Get for Someone Who Streams Everything?

Saturday, November 29, 2014

New York — Buying presents is hard. A good gift must be personal, but not too personal; affordable, but not cheap; useful, but not utilitarian. …

Sweet Treats After the Feast

Friday, November 28, 2014

Steve Morse, of Montpelier, offers a chocolate to Winnie Perkins, of Hartford, at a free community Thanksgiving dinner at the United Church of Christ in Hartford on Thursday. David Churchill, of Thetford, started the meal 12 years ago …

Holiday Prep

Friday, November 28, 2014

Rick Brown, an electrician for the city of Lebanon, hangs holiday lights in trees in Colburn Park on Wednesday in Lebanon. Brown has upgraded the electrical service in the park, allowing for more trees to be decorated with …

Queen of British Crime Writing P.D. James Dies at 94

Friday, November 28, 2014

London — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died at 94, is best …

The Art World Need Not Offer Shelter From Real Issues

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Washington — Bill Cosby’s interview with an Associated Press reporter, filmed Nov. 6 at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, shows power and privilege in operation. After reporter Brett Zongker asked the comedian about allegations that he had …

The Remains of the Day: For Some, Thanksgiving Leftovers Are The Main Event

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving celebration is what’s left over after everyone leaves — not the dirty dishes, but the extra food. As a child, I found it reassuring to know that the remains of …

‘Star Wars’ Episode Trailer to Debut Over Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Los Angeles — The longest lines outside theaters this Thanksgiving weekend may be for the new Star Wars trailer that exhibitors will show in some locations. Director J.J. Abrams confirmed the Nov. 28 release plans on Twitter Monday. Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. …

Parish Players Perform ‘Under Milk Wood’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A century after the birth of Dylan Thomas, and 60 years after BBC radio first broadcast his Under Milk Wood, the Parish Players will bring the Welsh poet’s words back to life over the next two weekends with …

Smithsonian Sticks By Bill Cosby Art Show

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Washington — The National Museum of African Art says it is aware of the controversy. After a week of stonewalling the public about its ongoing exhibition featuring some 60 works from the private art collection of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby, the museum issued a statement Monday saying it …

Help From Above

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover firefighter Jeremy LaBombard helps Drake Greene, 7, of Windsor, try on a winter jacket during an event for Project Warm, a firefighter-led initiative that provided dozens coats to children and teenagers at the fire station in West …

Gifts for Use in the Garden

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It’s that time of year again: time to find the perfect present for Aunt Edna, Uncle Bob and everyone else we love. Gardeners on my list are pretty easy to buy for because there are so many wonderful gifts to choose from, including selections under $10 (Atlas nitrile …