Past Issues

New ink — 07/21/22

The long-awaited return of Manchester’s Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo is right around the corner (Friday, July 22, through Sunday, July 24). Meet some locally-based tattoo artists who discuss their craft and specialties, and find out how the industry has evolved since tattooing became legalized in the Queen City in 2006.

Also on the cover Get ready for a “foot-tapping, lip-smacking good time” at Concord’s annual Bluegrass BBQ (page 28). Katelyn Sahagian shares a collection of local farms where you can meet all kinds of cute animals (page 19). Michael Witthaus catches up local Celtic group Rebel Collective just ahead of their show at Concord’s Bank of NH Stage (page 37).

by Jeff Rapsis Look up! You just may see a student-built airplane in the skies. Such a sight is likely ...
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Covid-19 update Last weekThis weekTotal cases statewide 333,483 (as of July 7)335,149 (as of July 14)Total current infections statewide 1,854 ...
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book cover for All the Flowers of the Mountain by Christina Holbrook
Colorado author pays tribute to New Hampshire Colorado author Christina Holbrook discussed her debut novel All the Flowers of the ...
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Count me among those who liked that Brad Stevens did not stand pat after the Celtics’ surprising season. Adding real ...
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Water woes Most of New Hampshire is currently in a moderate drought, the AP reported, and a small section of ...
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Big Events July 21, 2022 and beyond Thursday, July 21 The Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College ...
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A look at New Hampshire’s world of tattoo artistry By Katelyn Sahagian and Jack Walsh listings@admin Live Free or Die ...
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The scene is strong in southern NH By Hannah Turtle hturtle@hippopress.com Outside a recent performance at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Mural project for Manchester: The deadline is 9 p.m. Monday, ...
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Spend time with animals at some of the farms and zoos in New Hampshire By Katelyn Sahagian ksahagian@hippopress.com It’s hard ...
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Early and carefully By Henry Homeyer listings@hippopress.com I remember talking to a gardener some years ago who, when I mentioned ...
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box top of 1940s game, illustrated with white rabbit in tuxedo and listing magic tricks inside
Dear Donna, We have this Peter Rabbit magician book. I thought the unusual part was that it is all complete ...
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Family fun for the weekend Movie Madness • Take the teens and the Marvel-loving tweens to Merrimack’s 2022 Summer Movies ...
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Campground manager Crystal Murray is the manager at Suncook River Family Camp Resort in Suncook. Explain your job and what ...
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News from the local food scene • Fresh from the sea: Join the Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, ...
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Bluegrass BBQ returns to Concord “A foot-tapping, lip-smacking good time” is promised at the annual Bluegrass BBQ, returning to White ...
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Matt Berry and Dante Marino, along with Dante’s brother Vinny, are co-owners of Deadproof Pizza Co. (deadproofpizza.com, and on Facebook ...
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These scones are the most indulgent ones I make. Filled and topped with bacon and coated with a maple glaze, ...
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I’ve never been very good at meditating. I had an instructor tell me once that it’s important to listen to ...
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Svvarms, Adaleena EP (Hilltop Records) It would appear that this East Bay, San Francisco-based duo have designs on a more ...
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I love a well-written rom com that’s not super cheesy and entirely predictable, and I often still enjoy the ones ...
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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (PG) A woman seeks to own a Dior dress in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, ...
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Local music news & events • Funny night: Third Thursday laughs continue with Chris Tabb topping the bill along with ...
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Celtic crushers Rebel Collective hit Bank of NH Stage Concord’s Capitol Center for the Arts continues its happy trend of ...
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