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Chuck Close's "Self-Portrait Screenprint" is part of the Hood Museum of Art's exhibition "About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art," running in Hanover, N.H., until Aug. 30, 2015. (Pace Prints photograph)

Art Notes: Self-Portraiture in the Age of the Selfie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What does self-portraiture look like in the era of the selfie? Selfies flood social media, and rain down on us like confetti. If you’re in a public space it’s common currency to see people tilting their faces up and pursing their lips as they pose for selfies. They’re self-portraits of a kind, and, in most cases, not intended to be art. They’re infinitely reproduceable and infinitely disposable. But are they ushering in a new golden age of narcissism, documenting and fostering bonds of friendship or just giving a fleeting illusion of intimacy? It’s fitting, then, that a large Chuck Close silkscreen ushers you in to …

PETA President Visits Dartmouth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hanover — During a lecture at Dartmouth College on Wednesday night, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, explained her beliefs using a metaphor her audience might not have heard before. “You and I are on holiday together,” she invited them to imagine. The two of you …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

A Life: Dick Sheldon, 1932-2014; ‘We All Fell for Him Instantly’

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — When a student fell ill during a study-abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia — then Leningrad, U.S.S.R. — Dick Sheldon, then a Dartmouth College professor of Russian, brought her a bowl of chicken soup. The simplicity …

Hanover Wants Water Cameras

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing the installation of video cameras and extra fencing at Hanover’s wastewater reclamation center, based on a state Department of Safety assessment that the facility is vulnerable to tampering. State officials have conducted audits of every “critical facility” in New Hampshire deemed as …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

Club’s Skating ‘Spectacular’ To Feature Olympians, Students

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — The Skating Club at Dartmouth will hold its annual Skating Spectacular on Feb. 1 at 4:15 p.m. at Thompson Arena. But football fans need not worry. The show, set for 4:15 p.m., will be about 90 minutes long, leaving “just enough time to get home for …

Lang McLaughry Real Estate Merges With Sotheby’s Firm

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Three prominent Northern New England real estate agencies have merged and affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty in a move designed to extend the reach of their Vermont and New Hampshire residential listings to a national and global market. The principals of Lang McLaughry Real Estate and Four Seasons …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Dartmouth Disciplines Cheaters

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has finalized sanctions for 64 students accused of cheating in a sports, religion and ethics class this fall, handing down punishments ranging from probation to two-term suspension. Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence confirmed this week that the appeals process had ended, and the students, some …

Dresden School Budgets Submitted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to increase 4.6 percent in Hanover and 3.3 percent in Norwich as a result of proposed school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. The tax increase is “pretty much in line with previous years,” John Aubin, SAU 70’s assistant superintendent for …

Mothers’ Day Atop the Mountain: Hanover’s Blum, Buddy Climb to Honor Moms’ Cancer Battles

Monday, January 19, 2015

Anyone who’s dealt with a serious illness in the family is well aware of the importance of treatment and support. Jackson Blum and Alex Roth were willing to travel to great heights to give back. Bearing the slogan, …

Kearney Second at Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kreischberg, Austria — Veteran American mogul skiing star Hannah Kearney powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, finishing behind only Canadian rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the first of two days …