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Dartmouth College alumnus Budd Schulberg in an undated photograph. Dartmouth is holding a symposium next week aimed at clarifying the late screenwriter and novelist's place in American letters and culture. (Courtesy Dartmouth College Library)

The Measure of a Writer

Friday, October 31, 2014

In December 1935, Budd Schulberg, a Dartmouth College junior and editor-in-chief of the daily paper The Dartmouth , traveled from Hanover some 60 miles west …

Cinematographer to Give Talk in Hanover

Friday, October 31, 2014

It’s relatively rare that a major Hollywood talent comes to the Upper Valley to talk about his work, but moviegoers have the chance to hear …

Naomi Watts Tests Comedy’s Warmer Roles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hempstead Gardens, n.y. — Dressed in an oversized night shirt, Naomi Watts moved stealthily across the darkened suburban house where she was shooting her new …

Humor in Pain, Pain in Humor: Author James McBride Finds the Funny in Slavery, Poverty, Abuse

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Good Lord Bird, James McBride’s 2013 novel about a young boy in abolitionist John Brown’s ragtag army, is probably the funniest book about slavery you will ever read. His 1996 memoir, The Color of Water, about his …

Designer Burch Offers a Look at Her Inspirations

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dallas — Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: No Compromises

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Force Checkmate Most of us steer a course between independence and conformity. Not so with Bobby Fischer, who defeated Boris Spassky in a now legendary 1972 world championship match in Iceland. Almost from birth, as few are able, he defined his own reality. As a …

To Your Good Health: On the Safety of Metal Joints and MRIs

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I am considering minimally invasive spine surgery. Almost 19 years ago, I had a right total-knee replacement, which still functions very well. I believe the replacement parts are made with stainless steel. No physician I have questioned about the danger of having an MRI with …

Ethics Debate: Deleting Negative Reviews

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New York — Most consumers realize online reviews are not always trustworthy. But a recent magazine column raised new ethical questions about reviews when a traveler said he deleted a complaint after a hotel gave him a 50 percent refund. Did the hotel buy the reviewer’s silence? Or …

Miss Manners: Walk Away From Lewd Men on the Street

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dear Miss Manners : I was taken aback by my elders’ reactions to an anecdote about an encounter with a strange man who accosted me in a public place. I have suddenly found myself to be a young lady, gradually achieving independence in the world, and, I am …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Don’t Miss Death Comes to Pemberley — So much for the happily-ever-after that Jane Austen gave us in Pride and Prejudice. In P.D. James’ enticing mash-up of period drama and whodunit, Mr. Darcy (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Anna Maxwell) are six years into their marriage when a murder …

Before You Have a Plumbing Crisis ...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Plumbing has always been one of the most frequently searched categories on Angie’s List. Naturally, if the sink is stopped up or the commode’s kaput, you want it fixed, and fast. That’s why I advise homeowners to establish — before an emergency — a connection with a highly …

Tips to Cut Risk of Fire

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Here are some tips from Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices and lighting controls (dimmers, switches), to help reduce the number of electrical fires. ∎ Extension cords are intended only for temporary use. Each year 3,330 residential fires originate near extension cords, the Electrical Safety Foundation International says, often …

Jobs for Those With Disabilities Is Focus Of Meeting

Sunday, October 26, 2014

White River Junction — A free workshop about employment and people with disabilities is set for Thursday, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Upper Valley Haven, 713 Hartford Ave. The topics include reasonable workplace accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; “Ticket to Work” and other incentive programs …