Life & Times

Singer-songwriter Alison Turner, who performs as Ali T, plays Bentley's Restaurant in Woodstock this evening. (Courtesy photograph)

Entertainment Highlights: Royalton Singer-Songwriter Embarks on a Career in Music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the hours before she steps to the microphone at Bentley’s Restaurant tonight to perform a mix of her own acoustic and alternative-pop songs and covers of …

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Looks at the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Main Street Museum of Art in beautiful downtown White River Junction is taking a look back at the two weeks in October 1962, when …

Separation Of Museum s, C ommerce Is Crumbling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

In January, the website IfOnly.com, a San Francisco lifestyle company that organizes and sells so-called curated experiences, began to offer exclusive, one-on-one private tours of …

High-Tech Aerospace Exhibit On Tour

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Washington — With space shuttles now housed in history museums, innovators in aerospace are thinking of newer, better ways humans could reach space. One idea: What about a space elevator? This real idea is one simulation that’s part of a new high-tech interactive exhibition about the future of …

Crown Jewel of Connecticut State Parks: Expansive Hammonasset Beach

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Madison, Conn. — Downtown Madison, Connecticut, has the feel of a beach town, though the beach itself is nearly 2 miles away. In addition to shops and restaurants, the town has one of the best independent bookstores in the state and a century-old independent movie theater. For sand …

At the End of Their String: Windsor Public Library Director Leads New Yo-Yo Club

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Windsor — Learning to use a yo-yo comes with a lot of ups and downs. Luckily for the members of the Windsor Public Library Yo-Yo Club, they have an expert to show them the strings — er, ropes. …

A Throwback Dairy Queen

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Moorhead, Minn. — The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead, Minn., has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs. And it’s a recipe that seems to …

Wheels: Top Marks for What Matters Most

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The pretense is gone. The 2016 Honda Pilot, particularly the Elite all-wheel-drive version used for this column, no longer mimics a rough-stuff sport-utility vehicle. Instead, in what is now its third generation, it is truer to its original …

Nuts and Bolts: 2016 Honda Pilot

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bottom line: You do not have to spend $47,000 to get into the 2016 Honda Pilot family. That’s the fully loaded Elite’s transaction price. You can enter at $29,995 with a Honda Pilot LX. It’s worth a serious look. Ride, acceleration and handling: Top marks in all three. …

Silk-Screened Wallpaper Melds Different Designs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A certain wunderkammer — or “cabinet of curiosities” — aesthetic defines the hand-printed wallpaper, fabric and tile of Grow House Grow. The Brooklyn-based design studio, helmed by Katie Deedy, specializes in “narrative-inspired pattern work” that’s playful, referential and unexpected. In any given piece, there’s more than meets the …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: The Pieces Are the Thing

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hint and Explanation: Divert a Defender For kids, chess sets are no-brainers. They’ll play with anything that’s available, whether simple or ornate, manufactured or makeshift. The game is the thing. For professional players, it’s another matter. With the ever-present tournament chess clock counting down their allotted time, familiarity …

82nd Annual Event Ready to Kick Off Aug. 1

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Newbury, N.H. — The 82nd annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair kicks off on Saturday and will run through Aug. 9 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. Billed as the longest continuously running annual crafts fair in the nation, the event draws more than 30,000 guests each …

Vast Number of Anti-Bias Suits Filed Under ADA

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Since its enactment in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act has been the legal foundation for a vast array of lawsuits filed on behalf of disabled people alleging they were discriminated against. Among the many cases that have …