Porkopolis, by Alex Blanchette (246 pages, Duke University Press)
When Alex Blanchette first moved to “Porkopolis,” residents asked if he was pro-hog or anti-hog. “Neither,” he would say, with the earned detachment of an academic.
For you and me, the question comes down to this: are we pro-bacon or Continue reading “Book Review 20/07/02”
Gurung’s Kitchen opens inside Bunny’s Superette
Inspired by the supper club, or the concept of serving creative comfort foods and cocktails in an intimate setting, Stones Social is the newest eatery to join the dining scene in Nashua.
The restaurant opened on June 26 in the former space of Pig Continue reading “Intimate vibes, casual eats”
Saucy options at new Milford food trailer
A new food trailer now open on the Milford Oval is offering its own ground burgers, hand-cut fries and hand-breaded chicken tenders, and more than a dozen original sauces — or, in line with its name, “fuel” — like blueberry barbecue, Hawaiian honey Continue reading “Fuel your appetite”
Pick flowers, play mini-golf — and more ideas for getting out of the house
After months of limiting your away-from-home excursions to the supermarket, there are an increasing number of places where you can go and have (safe, often masked) fun with the whole family. Here are 47 ideas for Continue reading “47 ideas for family fun this summer”
All quotes are from The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets, by Jean Craighead George, born July 2, 1919.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) But how were we going to manage the bath schedule? When we had the baby painted turtle in the tub for Continue reading “Signs of Life 20/07/02”
• Mountain music: A Concord trio consisting of guitar, drums and keyboard, Holy Fool favors smooth soulful grooves with jazzy elements. They play an outdoor show at a ski resort repurposed for summer, their first since Friday the 13th in March at hometown haunt True Brew, just as the Continue reading “The Music Roundup 20/07/02”
Blues rockers return to the stage
Downtown Dave & the Deep Pockets played their last pre-quarantine gig on March 8, so when they booked a late May show outdoors at Broken Spoke in Laconia, frontman Dave Glannon counted the days. Fate, however, had other plans for his blues-rock powerhouse. A Continue reading “In the pocket”
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz
Take the musical numbers from the Trolls animated movies and divide them by a Spinal Tap’s “Stonehenge” sensibility and add an earnest Will Ferrell plus Dan Stevens’ dodgy Russian accent (but impressive willingness to go all in) and what you have equals Eurovision Song Contest: Continue reading “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (PG-13)”
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz
Dave Bautista is another tough guy befriending a kid (see also: The Rock, John Cena, Arnold Schwarzenegger) in My Spy, a movie once bound for theaters but now on Amazon Prime.
JJ (Bautista) is a tough guy CIA agent who is finding the light touch Continue reading “My Spy (PG-13)”
Shakespeare for Squirrels, by Christopher Moore (William Morrow, 271 pages)
In one of the more memorable songs from the musical Something Rotten, a character named Nick Bottom seethes “God, I hate Shakespeare — He has no sense about the audience / he makes them feel so dumb / Continue reading “Book Review 20/07/02”