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This June 2, 2014 photo shows tomato and avacado salad with gingered tomato vinaigrette and toasted peanuts in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Tomato Season

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is nigh upon us. …

Preserve Them for Winter

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This has been, knock on wood, a great year for tomatoes. I planted my seeds indoors earlier than I usually do, which meant that my …

Could Common Ground on GMOs Save Our Depleted Oceans?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Scientists at DuPont have genetically modified a yeast to produce a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid, essential to human health and previously available in meaningful quantity …

Camp for Camerawork: Young Filmmakers Learn the Ropes Through CATV

Friday, July 25, 2014

On a sultry Tuesday morning in White River Junction, one teenage boy chased another teenage boy, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, at top speed down Main Street past the Hotel Coolidge, and rounded the corner into …

Cult Hit ‘Sleep Dealer’ Could Lead to a New Distribution Model

Friday, July 25, 2014

A science-fiction thriller about immigration and drone warfare sounds like a mash-up ripped from today’s headlines. Except that director Alex Rivera started writing Sleep Dealer in the late 1990s. It premiered in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival, …

James Garner Was The Perfect Fit in ‘Rockford Files’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

If all famous lives come down in the end to the lead sentence in an obituary, James Garner was put on Earth to play Jim Rockford, the life-sized private eye hero of The Rockford Files. There was more …

‘Now It Is Coming Together’: Sculpture Marking Claremont’s 250th Anniversary Taking Shape

Friday, July 25, 2014

Claremont — When his schedule and the weather allow, sculptor Ernest Montenegro drives over to Thermacut on the Charlestown Road and prepares his work area on the pavement just outside the warehouse door. He begins by clamping a …

‘Sinister Six’ Set for 2016

Friday, July 25, 2014

Spider-Man is taking a backseat to his rogues gallery. Columbia Pictures has scheduled The Sinister Six, a spinoff movie featuring an all-star lineup of Spidey villains, for a Nov. 11, 2016, release. As part of the move, the studio has pushed The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back two years, …

FXX Touts Its New ‘Simpsons’ App

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beverly Hills, Calif. — We all know that one guy (or gal) who has an uncanny (occasionally annoying) knack for recalling lines from just about every episode of The Simpsons — of which there are currently 552 and …

Network Declares Overnight Ratings System Meaningless

Friday, July 25, 2014

New York — It’s a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for Nielsen’s estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit. Leaders at the FX network are trying something …


Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting relief from the heat and humidity earlier this week, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, center, enjoys the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., at Menard’s home in Windsor. Josh Bailey, …

Entertainment Highlights: Anais Mitchell Workshops Her ‘Hadestown’ Song Cycle at Dartmouth

Thursday, July 24, 2014

During her concert tonight at Dartmouth’s Moore Theatre, Vermont-bred singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell expects to perform a few songs from Hadestown, her folk/rock opera that re-imagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Euridyce, with her longtime collaborator Michael Chorney. …

Art Notes: AVA Gallery Reforms Its Juried Summer Exhibition

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For the last 20 years the Juried exhibition at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon has been an annual summer event, a chance to take the temperature of the flourishing arts scene in the Upper Valley. This year the …