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Benny Andrews' "Witness" is part of the exhibit "Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties" at the Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, N.H. (Courtesy Hood Museum of Art)

Art From a Turbulent Era

Thursday, October 2, 2014

E very generation has its burden to bear: the Depression, World War II, Sept. 11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And then there …

Painter Shows New Work at Kilton

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Norwich resident S ue Bridge takes over the gallery space at the Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon with a show of pastels and watercolors …

Entertainment Highlights: Musician- Comedian Christine Lavin Leads Off

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Just one look: That’s all it took for Christine Lavin to realize that she, rather than fellow folk singer-songwriter/comedian Don White, should open their 1-2 …

Brain Scans Deliver Lessons on How Kids Learn

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Seattle — On a recent afternoon, a 10-year-old girl with long, blond, curly hair, gave University of Washington researchers a peek inside her brain. Lying flat on her back inside a machine that looks like a big doughnut, Shelter Gimbel-Sherr read individual letters presented on a video screen …

Free Flu Shot Clinics in the Upper Valley, September to November

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 30 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights, Claremont. Bring your insurance card. Donations accepted. Wear short-sleeved apparel. Please call (603) 543-6800 for more information. Thursday, Oct. 2 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., 308 U.S. Route 4, Enfield. For more information, visit …

Fletcher Allen Seeks New Facility

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Burlington — Fletcher Allen Health Care asked state regulators Monday for permission to build a multimillion dollar inpatient facility. The proposed 180,000-square-foot building would have 128 single-occupancy rooms spread over four floors. The project is expected to cost $175 million plus $12.7 million in interest payments on borrowing …

Campfire Stories May Have Sparked Learning

Monday, September 29, 2014

Don’t underestimate the value of sitting around a campfire, listening to stories, singing songs and letting yourself stare mesmerized into the flickering flames. These activities may have played an essential role in early societies. A new study suggests socializing and storytelling around a communal fire may have offered …

Modern Families Learn Primitive Skills

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corinth — Nowadays, when people spend more time in the glare of a computer screen than the glow of a campfire, and everything from work boots to applesauce is just a mouse click away, humans’ reliance on the …

‘Transparent’ Creator Champions Transgender Rights

Monday, September 29, 2014

“I’ve been writing about misogyny for 20 years and trying to understand what femininity means for my entire career,” Jill Soloway, who created Amazon’s new show Transparent, told me in Los Angeles in July. “ On ‘Six Feet …

‘Modern Family’ Actress Alleges Ex-Boyfriend Choked Her

Monday, September 29, 2014

Los Angeles (lat) — Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill her, court records show. A Los Angeles County judge issued the order days before her ex, 24-year-old Matthew Prokop, was due to be …

The Co-op’s Vivid History

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I am a card-carrying Hanover Co-op member. As my long membership number reveals, I’m a rookie, but shortly after we moved to the Upper Valley from Ohio a few years ago I began to see the Co-op as …

Northern Stage Kicks Off Season With a Sparkling Sondheim

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stephen Sondheim, who knows a thing or two about writing, opens his musical Into the Woods with two of the most potent words in any language: “I wish.” I wish I had a child, I wish my cow …

Touring a Colonial Powerhouse

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Newport, r.i. — Newport generally conjures images of the Vanderbilts and the Astors and the 1 percent of the Gilded Age throwing lavish parties in their summer “cottages.” And rightly so. In that era, this small coastal city …