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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 …

Plan Would Fix Dying Digitally Intestate

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Washington — You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for …

Couple Remakes a Condiment

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Matt and Kori Wallace’s courtship is the stuff of preppy fantasies. The two, both 30, met on a coed soccer league in the District of Columbia in 2008, bonded over their shared Virginia roots and got married last …

In ‘Los Jets’ a Latino Soccer Team Charms a Southern Town

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Los Angeles — Journalist Paul Cuadros traveled to North Carolina in 1999 seeking to report on immigrant poultry industry workers in the South. He stayed as a high school soccer coach who saw the sports program become a …

Water Landing

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In a successful attempt to evade the humidity, Brandon Vanderveer, 13, of Windsor, flies off the diving board on Kennedy Pond in Windsor on Monday.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

James MacGregor Burns, U.S. Historian, Dies at 95

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Boston — James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at age 95. Burns died at his home …

Summer Journal: Giving a Lift to Summer’s Travelers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

For reasons that have never been adequately explained, my father once hitchhiked across Minnesota in the dead of winter, swaddled in a Canadian army jacket with the hood cinched tight around his face. That was a different time. …

Little Free Libraries Attract Neighborhood Readers Worldwide

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sacramento, Calif. — Some parents buy a dog or cat when their children leave home. When her son Jack Gavron heads to college in the fall, Mindy Fox will get a library. The library, a handbuilt wooden box …

Archie to Be Shot Saving Gay Friend as a Comic Book Era Ends

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Los Angeles — Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of Life with Archie when he intervenes in an assassination …

‘Scandal’ Star Tony Goldwyn Creates a New Legal Drama

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New York — Tony Goldwyn has displayed a lack of ethics in the White House. As President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s hit melodrama Scandal, he has cheated on his wife right under her nose and even smothered a …

‘Measles Mary’ Might Mean Trouble

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It’s now official: Measles cases in the United States are at their highest level since 2000, when the disease was declared eliminated — meaning that regular, year-round transmission had been interrupted. Through July 3, the federal Centers for …