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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, U.S actress Lena Dunham holds her memoir, "Not That Kind Of Girl," ahead of a book signing at Waterstones book shop, Piccadilly in central London. A section from Dunham's book that recounts an alleged assault while she was in college is being changed to make clear that the assailant's name is a pseudonym. Random House announced Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, that both the digital edition and future print editions of Dunham's bestselling memoir will include the clarification. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Truth Was an Uncertain Territory in Memoir Long Before Lena Dunham

Friday, December 19, 2014

Best-selling author and Girls creator Lena Dunham is, by her own admission, “an unreliable narrator.” With her best-selling essay collection, Not That Kind of Girl, …

On Prose: For a Writer, What Isn’t in a Name?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the first “On Prose” column from Lyme novelist, essayist and story writer W.D. Wetherell. Intended as a companion to Sydney Lea’s …

‘Culture’ Was Big in 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind …

SEVCA Seeks Personal Care Items

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — This holiday season, Southeastern Vermont Community Action is collecting personal care items for families in need. “A lot of people think about donating food at this time, but it turns out that one of the biggest …

Three Members Elected to Hanover Conservancy Board

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover Conservancy has elected Ann Malenka, Jay Pierson and Mary Sloat, all of Hanover, to its 13-member board of directors. Malenka, director of administration and special projects in advancement administration at Dartmouth, has “deep experience in alumni relations, fundraising and special events planning,” the conservancy …

Local Projects Receive Heritage Grants

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Conservation and preservation projects in Cornish, Sunapee and Haverhill are among 36 throughout New Hampshire that will receive grants from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program this year. The program provides matching grants to protect and preserve …

Miss Manners: Exchanging Shopping Lists Is Not Thoughtful Giving

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: Is it possible to discourage or redirect adult relatives away from the practice of making Christmas lists? I have tried and failed — so far. At the tender age of 53, I am embarrassed to write out a “Dear Santa” letter, especially since my husband …

Two Banjos Are Better Than One

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, two banjo players equally respected in the different corners of the Americana music world, got married in 2010 and last year became first-time parents with the arrival of their son, Juno. Suddenly they …

Big Success for Author of ‘Wild’

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The big checks started coming in about nine months after Wild hit bookshelves and started its climb to the top of The New York Times best-seller’s list. To Oprah’s Book Club. And, as of this coming week, to …

Books to Buy for Fans of Felines

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Los Angeles — The felines are fighting back — on the bookshelf. Cats outnumber dogs in the U.S., but in bookstores, dog titles reign, the American Pet Products Association says. Fans insist felines are getting more popular as they ride the coattails of Internet sensations like Grumpy Cat, …

Song Mocking ‘Bro Country’ Hits No. 1

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Girl in a Country Song, the breakout first single from duo Maddie & Tae, just hit No. 1 on the Mediabase and Billboard country airplay charts last week. It’s cause for a lot of folks to cheer: for Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, enjoying a triumphant debut before …

Search Continues for Elusive Vermont Dog

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Montpelier — Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner’s five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated one …

To Your Good Health: Treatments for Hepatitis Have Come a Long Way

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: My 56-year-old sister has hepatitis C. She contracted the virus from a blood transfusion in a hospital in Spain in the 1980s. It is the genotype 4 (North African) strain. It was discovered about 12 years ago, and she had a biopsy that did not …