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A path on Hanover's Oak Hill. (Steve Smith photograph)

Finding Nature in Hanover

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — For a good part of his day job, Steve Smith writes content for the social-media sites of Dartmouth College’s alumni-relations office. For his …

A Loyal Soldier’s Campaign Journal

Friday, August 29, 2014

November’s Gladiators , by Terry Baxter; Langdon Street Press, 274 pages, $27.95 The vast piles of books generated by political campaigns tend to be about …

Novel About Race Debuts at a Critical Time

Friday, August 29, 2014

Your Face in Mine: A Novel by Jess Row; Riverhead Hardcover 384 pages, $27.95 Jess Row’s provocative new novel arrives at a time when the …

Peter Capaldi Steps In as ‘Doctor Who’ on a Confident Note

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Peter Capaldi has just landed in New York, the fifth stop in a worldwide tour promoting the new season of Doctor Who that began in the United Kingdom, continued with visits to South Korea and Australia and now, …

Mimicking Airlines, Hotels Turn to Fees

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New York — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen …

‘Breaking Bad’ Wins Big at Emmys

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Breaking Bad may have been off the air for nearly a year, but it was fresh in the minds of Emmy voters. At Monday night’s 2014 Emmy Awards, the series won five statuettes, including for drama series, lead …

Noodles: Friend or Foe?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Seoul, South Korea — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl …

The Equine Ennui of ‘Horsemen’; BBC’s Tepid Thriller ‘Intruders’

Monday, August 25, 2014

BoJack Horseman, a strange and somewhat delightful animated comedy that begins streaming Friday on Netflix, seems at first glance to have arrived several years late to the profane adult-cartoon genre. It’s about a horse who starred in a …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their …

Restoring a Community’s Heritage

Saturday, August 23, 2014

W hile man does not live by bread alone, volunteers striving to keep two historic Norwich buildings alive need the variety that serves as legal tender. That’s why Donna Wheeler was giving thanks last Sunday at the sight …

Hospice Offers Video Service to Help Keep Memories Alive

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Orlando — Faith Broadnax yanked out her breathing tube. If the “skinny white woman” with the camera — as the headstrong 80-year-old referred to hospice volunteer Maria McKenna — insisted on shooting video of her singing a hymn, …

A Match Made in a Different Galaxy

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Las Vegas — Theirs is a marriage made, if not in heaven exactly, then at least in intergalactic space. Mark Restucci popped the question last October, dropping to one knee in the style of his hero, Captain James …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Exhilarating and Fun

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hint and Explanation: A Pin is Key Chess is a microcosm of life. The centrality of the decision-making process has resulted in the game being described as “the gymnasium of the mind” by observers as disparate as Blaise …