Life & Times

Honoring Those Who Served: Upper Valley Veterans Share What Memorial Day Means to Them

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Valley News photographer Sarah Shaw interviewed veterans from the Upper Valley, asking each what Memorial Day means to them and who they think of on …

Volunteer Spotlight: Friends of Veterans Could Use a Hand

Sunday, May 24, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — A nonprofit that helps Vermont veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness …

For Town Forests, a Quiet Century of Regrowth

Saturday, May 23, 2015

At 1,822 feet , Wright’s Mountain is the highest point in Bradford, with commanding views east to Mount Moosilauke in New Hampshire and west to …

Movie Review: Even George Clooney Can’t Lift Ponderous ‘Tomorrowland’

Saturday, May 23, 2015

In the alternate dimension of Tomorrowland, people swoop through the sky with jetpacks and parents push babies in hovering strollers. Swimming pools are uncontained blocks of water suspended in the air — a whole group of them, one …

Sequels and Remakes of Old Films Predominate in Upper Valley Theaters

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

Separated Sisters Finally Get Closure on VH1 Reality Show

Saturday, May 23, 2015

High school students Robin Jeter and Jordan Dickerson made headlines across the country in spring 2013 when they found themselves in a situation that resembled a movie. Their respective Washington, D.C., high school track teams were competing against each other; people started pointing out that they looked alike; …

B.B. King’s Kids and A Potential Legal Mess

Saturday, May 23, 2015

B.B. King insisted: Every Day I Have the Blues. But for a guy who had the blues every day, King, who died last week at 89, was remarkably laid back. The stress, it seemed, just never got to him. “If a woman I’ve been with says the child …

Books Outside the Big Box

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — At the time Dan Iddings opened the doors of Classic Lines Bookstore in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood last year, his greatest fear was that the technologies that ate up some of his largest competitors would swallow …

On Poetry: Former Dartmouth Professor Was a Man of Orthodox Faith, but Unorthodox Humility and Insight

Friday, May 22, 2015

This column is distinctly different from any of its predecessors. In it, I will try to sell you on a book called The Grace of Incorruption, written by a great man and a great friend who died in …

Book Review: Vivian Gornick and the Ghosts of New York

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir by Vivian Gornick; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (176 pages, $22) Vivian Gornick’s The Odd Woman and the City is a book of ghosts. Ghosts of the past; ghosts of New York, which is for her both home and character; ghosts …

If You Could Print Out the Whole Internet, How Many Pages Would It Be?

Friday, May 22, 2015

We all understand, courtesy of our daily contributions to social media and our search struggles with Google, that the Internet is huge, and only growing more huge. More than 3 billion people are now online. By the end of 2016, Internet traffic could eclipse one zettabyte a year. …

At Cannes, Attendees Watch, but Many Are There to Work

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cannes, France — “ I’m going to Cannes” can mean many things. For most festival-goers, it means ignoring the glorious weather in mid-May on the French Riviera to burrow into dark screening rooms, the better to catch the …

Some Christians Affirm Homosexuality, but Remain Celibate

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Wesley Hill is convinced that taking a road less traveled doesn’t have to be a lonely journey. Hill, a professor at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Penn., and a small corps of other writers around …