This week’s issue is a celebration of many of the things that make up what many of us have come to think of as our community and our quality of life. It’s Hippo’s Best of 2021 issue, where you tell us what you like best about your community.
If you’re looking for some adults-only fun that trumps going out to dinner (again), a wine tasting is a great way to get out and try something new. Explore all kinds of flavors, learn about New Hampshire’s unique wine culture and find your perfect pour.
Also on the Continue reading “Tasting Tour”
Kelly MacFarland headlines at Chunky’s
For Kelly MacFarland, succeeding as a female comedian isn’t more or less difficult than succeeding in any other profession.
“There are unique challenges for women in general, so take all of those and just apply them to this job as well,” she said in a Continue reading “Scrappy success”
Local music news & events
• American stream: Talented multi-instrumentalist and singing duo Green Heron closes out a virtual concert series. The evening will be a tonic for fans who hoped to see them in person a few months back at Zinger’s. That event fell to Covid concerns. The Milford Continue reading “The Music Roundup 21/03/25”
So many nominees, so many streaming platforms
Every Oscar season is a little bit weird.
Some years, it feels like every nominee came out in the final month of the year. Some years, it feels like the winners have been known for so long there’s no real contest. Some years Continue reading “Oscar viewing at home”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (R)
Warner Brothers asks for a do-over of their 2017 DC supergroup movie and thus presents Zack Snyder’s Justice League, a movie that will make you say, “Oh, now I get it.”
You probably know the widely reported story here: Director Joss Whedon finished the 2017 Continue reading “Zack Snyder’s Justice League (R) | Sound of Metal (R)”
Life’s Edge: the Search for What It Means to Be Alive, by Carl Zimmer (Dutton, 336 pages)
In his 14th book, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer had me at abortion.
It was something he had to address, of course, in a book called Life’s Edge, which Continue reading “Life’s Edge: the Search for What It Means to Be Alive, by Carl Zimmer”
Jahmed, Armani (Human Re-Sources Records)
I’m pretty much at the point where I rarely read other reviews of rap albums in order to formulate a proper review. It’s a waste of time. Usually, rap reviewers just toss out a random jumble of underground buzzwords that won’t age well, either that Continue reading “Album Reviews 21/03/25”
So annoyingly popular
IPAs are so popular right now I almost try to avoid writing about them, not because I don’t enjoy them, but, look, they’re almost too trendy. And I don’t want to inundate people with IPAs all the time.
I think I may have overcompensated a bit, though. Continue reading “Let’s talk IPAs”
Dan Gagnon of Manchester, his son Sean, wife Debra and daughter Kimberly McEnerney of Bedford are the family team behind NH Dan’s Seasoning (nhdans.com, find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), a company offering a line of three seasoning blends for cooking anything from steak, chicken and fish to all Continue reading “Dan and Sean Gagnon”