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Jaymes Sanchez encourages campers to use more space during warm ups at a meeting of the Youth Shakespeare Project at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. on July 14, 2014.  The project, which meets four days a week, is a theater camp for students from 11-17 of all backgrounds and is free to attend.  Sanchez and Laura Neill founded the camp in 2012 while undergrads at Dartmouth.  This is the second year of the camp. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm …

Folger Library Plans Tour for First Folios

Monday, July 21, 2014

Washington — In the canon of Western literature, William Shakespeare’s First Folio is “the jewel of our house.” Published by the playwright’s colleagues in 1623, …

How Snakes Slither Out Of Their Skins

Monday, July 21, 2014

If you have a wood pile, you may have come across a shed snake skin, a translucent, onion skin-like wrapper imprinted with the snake’s scale …

Hollywood Cameraman Insists He Invented the Celebrity Selfie

Friday, July 18, 2014

Los Angeles — In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint …

Art Notes: Saint-Gaudens Crowdsources An Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Museum directors the world over may quake at the thought, but the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish embarked on an unusual experiment this spring: turning the curating of an exhibition over to the public. Staff …

Entertainment Highlights: Amid Health Care Debate, Dance Company Performs ‘Healing’

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sharon — Can patients cure, dispel or at least ease what ails their bodies, their minds or their souls through their own actions? Over the next 10 days, the Flock Dance Troupe will ask, if not fully answer, that question through seven performances of artistic director Carol Langstaff’s …

Cows Losing Monopoly on Milk

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just a few years ago, the term “milk” was synonymous with the stuff that came from cows. But now the dairy market is awash in plant-based alternatives made from soy, rice, almonds, coconut and hemp, driven largely by …

Garden Bugs Aren’t All Bad

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Many gardeners seem to think that any UFI (Unidentified Flying Insect) is a potential threat to their tomatoes or the spinach. When in doubt, they swat it, squish it or submerge it. But most bugs are not bad, …

Floral and Citrusy, Gewurztraminer Is a Grape Like No Other

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The white wine grape gewurztraminer is a world of its own. No other grape, when made into a wine, can boast that it has perfume and flavor as fierce as gewurztraminer’s — of rose petals and orange blossoms, litchi fruit, citrus and bergamot peel, and juicy, ripe tropical …

Entertainment Highlights: Amid Health Care Debate, Dance Company Performs ‘Healing’

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sharon — Can patients cure, dispel or at least ease what ails their bodies, their minds or their souls through their own actions? Over the next 10 days, the Flock Dance Troupe will ask, if not fully answer, that question through seven performances of artistic director Carol Langstaff’s …

The Lighter Side of Gay Pride: Randolph Play Festival Takes a Turn Toward Comedy 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Randolph — The importance of being earnest about the lives and tribulations of gays and lesbians will give way to an imperative to laugh, for two of the next 10 nights of the Vermont Pride Theater Summer Festival …

Art Notes: Saint-Gaudens Crowdsources An Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Museum directors the world over may quake at the thought, but the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish embarked on an unusual experiment this spring: turning the curating of an exhibition over to the public. Staff …

Bouyed by ‘Modern Family,’ ABC Renews Focus on Diversity

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beverly Hills, Calif. — ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network. The broadcast networks have traditionally cast white actors in lead roles, calculating that …