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John Ignacio, of Canaan, N.H, and his son Johnny, 7, wait to see if a replacement throttle cable can be found for his KTM 65cc motorcycle at the Ridge Runner MX47 practice track in Canaan, N.H., on Aug. 20, 2015. John Ignacio bought the motorcycle from Craigslist, a step-up in size from the 50cc Honda that Johnny has been racing at the Canaan Lions Club motocross races. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Racing Across Generations

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Little League. Theater camp. Swim team. All summertime activities for kids, with their families cheering them on from the sidelines. In Canaan, motocross racing is …

‘Purity’ Isn’t Franzen’s Best

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Jonathan Franzen’s career offers a cautionary narrative — for us as much as him. As far back as 1996, with Perchance to Dream, his long …

‘Walking Dead’ Season Six Out

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Walking Dead : AMC’s zombie trendsetter (back Oct. 11 for Season 6) delivers 16 episodes, plus brief episode making-ofs, story recaps, actor/character profiles, commentaries …

National Gallery’s Show of Photobooks Follows in Footsteps of Robert Frank

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Washington — From the earliest days of photography, images were collected in albums, the way a botanist might save pressed flowers. All that changed in 1959 with the publication of Robert Frank’s photobook The Americans. With this collection …

British ‘Detectorists’ on Acorn TV Digs Up a Comedy Treasure

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Detectorists, a wonderful sitcom set in the south of England among a group of treasure hunters and the winner of the 2015 BAFTA award for scripted comedy, has crossed the Atlantic by way of the streaming subscription service …

Diversity Lags Among TV Directors

Thursday, August 27, 2015

With all this talk of too much TV, there still isn’t an overabundance of female and minority directors behind the camera. That’s according to the Directors Guild of America’s latest report analyzing the gender and ethnicity of directors hired by prime-time television shows across broadcast and cable networks, …

Fresh Air

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chris Hanshaw, of Boylston, Mass., reads the New York Times Style Magazine while waiting for her laundry to finish up at The Wash Cycle in Fairlee on Tuesday. “I don’t know if I’ll pick up any style tips …

Curator Who Vanished Now Wants to Tell Her Story

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The reporters staked her out. The investigators said she conspired with crooked dealers. And her museum colleagues seemed content to watch her disappear, as if one of the world’s most powerful, respected and sought-after art historians deserved to …

Canaletto’s Venice

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adolph Weil, Jr., w ho graduated from Dartmouth in 1935, became over the course of his life an avid and astute collector of prints by the most celebrated printmakers, among them Durer, Rembrandt, Goya and Canaletto. These artists …

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Entertainment Highlights: Americana Trio Kicks Off a New Road Show

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the first act of his Rock Farmer Road Show series of folk and Americana concerts, fiddler Patrick Ross is bringing mandolin master Matt Flinner’s trio to West Newbury (Vt.) Hall this Sunday afternoon. And returning a favor, …

‘The View’ Rehires Joy Behar, Adds Co-hosts in Ratings Bid

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New York — It wouldn’t really feel like the end of summer without a few personnel changes at The View, and right on schedule ABC announced Tuesday that former panelist Joy Behar will be returning to the show for its 19th season beginning Sept. 8. Full House star …

Tunbridge Brewery Plans to Stay Small

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Off Route 110 in North Tunbridge and up the long climb of a tree-shaded dirt road that makes you think you’ve lost your bearings, there’s a small welcoming sign that announces Brocklebank Craft Brewing, a nano operation in …