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Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, …

Notes From The Garden: Daylilies Are an Excellent Choice for the Garden and Plate

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What one kind of flower would you bring with you if you were being sentenced to life on a deserted island? Would you pick peonies …

Summer Journal: Passion for Hoops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Norwich — Allison Moskow was driving a car load full of children down Main Street this spring, past Dan & Whit’s and toward the town …

French Comedy ‘Le Chef’ Absurdity Fills the Menu, Upholds Tradition

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The more seasoned of the two skillet wizards who become friends and co-workers in Le Chef is known for meals that are well-crafted but old-fashioned. That also describes this predictable French comedy, which is amiable but far from piquant. While Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) researches new ideas for …

Book Notes: Aug. 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Norwich — Searching the darkness for her dogs among the apple trees near her Norwich home that night in October 2012, Lizi Boyd found her curfew-breakers ... and the raw material for her next children’s book. “Suddenly the (flash)light caught their eyes, and their bright collars, and the …

Prize-Winning Poet Still at Work

Friday, August 15, 2014

New York — He is 86 years old, his eyesight is failing and much of his recent work reads like a man saying goodbye. But W.S. Merwin continues to write poems; he cannot help himself. “I wrote the …

What Amazon’s E-Book Numbers Are and Aren’t Telling You

Friday, August 15, 2014

How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson’s Invisible, at $14.99. That’s a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it’s still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be paying for an e-book; …

Sherlock Holmes Is In the Public Domain

Friday, August 15, 2014

If the last thing keeping you from writing Sherlock Holmes fan fiction were the licensing fees, wait no longer. A judge has ruled that Sherlock and the familiar elements of his stories are in the public domain and, in a strongly worded opinion, criticized the Arthur Conan Doyle …

At the Jesus Burgers House, They Grill for God

Friday, August 15, 2014

Isla Vista, Calif. — Angela Boyd bounced on the balls of her feet as the smell of sizzling meat pierced the ocean breeze. The 19-year-old and her friends were about to celebrate her birthday in Isla Vista, but …

‘Marx Brothers On Television’ Shows Wide Range of Talent

Friday, August 15, 2014

When the Marx Brothers made their final film comedy, Love Happy in 1949, they found a new outlet for their outrageously funny shenanigans on the new medium of television. Groucho scored a huge success bringing his popular radio game show You Bet Your Life to NBC in 1950, …

Entertainment Highlights: New Chandler Director to Hit the Ground Running

Thursday, August 14, 2014

While Kurt Thoma will officially take the reins at Randolph’s Chandler Center for the Arts on Sept. 1, in the meantime he’ll be riding shotgun with departing Executive Director Becky McMeekin on the stagecoach speeding toward the Aug. …

Opera North’s ‘Street Scene’ Is Magnificent

Thursday, August 14, 2014

After hearing Kurt Weill’s epic Street Scene , which is being given a remarkable production by Opera North at the Lebanon Opera House, I’m staggered that it hasn’t been revived on Broadway since it opened in 1946, and that it isn’t as well known by the general public …

Art Notes: Photographs Mark Time at the Coolidge

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On one level the photographs of Rosamond Orford, which are exhibited in the Zollikofer Gallery in the lobby of the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction , are striking landscapes, pleasing arrangements of color and light; on a …