Stand-up comedy comes out of quarantine
As live entertainment gradually returns, the challenges for comedians are twofold. First, there’s the practical aspect of how to present a show. This is, after all, a discipline that relies on an audience. While on lockdown, Juston McKinney played to his wife, two sons Continue reading “Laughing again”
Film Reviews by Amy
A singer looking to keep her career going and her assistant looking to start her career as a producer get tangled up in each other’s ambitions in The High Note, a basically enjoyable movie that has a lot of good ideas.
Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross, Continue reading “The High Note”
By Wendy Williams (Simon & Schuster, 240 pages)
The next time you think one of your relatives is weird, breathe deeply and think of Miriam Rothschild. Her father collected fleas.
“A flea lover since childhood,” he amassed more than 260,000 of them, writes Wendy Williams in The Language of Butterflies Continue reading “The Language of Butterflies”
OTR, Lost at Midnight (Astralwerks Records)
Well wow, I got back into the Astralwerks system just in the nick of time, because I’ve found your go-to summer-drive-to-the-beach album, right here. OTR is the producer-nom of Ryan Chadwick, who was studying aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati, where, just as Continue reading “Album Reviews 6/4/2020”
Fire pits are having their moment
“Want to walk over and have a beer by the fire? The kids can have some s’mores. We’ll keep our distance.”
My wife and I texted our neighbors with a version of this invitation a few weeks ago. The answer was, “yes,” so, no Continue reading “Beer and fire pits”
There is nothing quite like a perfectly ripe peach as an afternoon snack. When a peach is tender and so juicy that you need to have a napkin nearby, it should be enjoyed on its own. There is nothing else this peach needs to evoke all of its flavors.
Sometimes, Continue reading “Caramelized peaches with bacon & blue cheese”
Eddie Saktanaset of Londonderry is the owner of Muse Thai Bistro (581 Second St., Suite C, Manchester, 647-5547, musethaibistro.com) and Arincha (80 Constitutional Blvd., Merrimack, 420-8235, arincha.com), two Asian restaurants with entirely different concepts. Muse Thai Bistro features authentic Japanese sushi and Thai options, while Arincha has more of a Continue reading “In the kitchen with Eddie Saktanaset”
New sports bar and cornhole court opens in Londonderry
Bob Carrier and his younger brother Rodney are both avid players of cornhole, a game they said has consistently grown in popularity and has spawned multiple competitive leagues in New Hampshire and beyond. As the Carriers got to know fellow players, Continue reading “Game-changing eats and more”
How to divide your flowers
I spend a lot in plant nurseries. At $10 or more a pop, it is easy to spend a hundred dollars quick as a blink. But I’m also a firm believer in dividing my perennials so that I don’t have to spend so much. Once Continue reading “Plants for free”
I have this sign from The Concord Dairy. I’m not sure what to do with it and am wondering if you could help with a value. It’s a big one, 8’x4’, and it could be a plywood. I’m not sure of the age.
My first Continue reading “Concord Dairy Sign”