Comic check in
Free Comic Book Summer, the Covid-era-reworking of Free Comic Book Day, kicked off in mid-July and continues into early September. Each Wednesday, a different handful of free, special for Free Comic Book Day comics are available. You can find a schedule of what’s hitting stores when Continue reading “Kiddie Pool 20/07/23”
Well, Cam Newton signing at this late date for a hitch in Foxboro was a bit surprising. But it was also a typical under-the-radar move that got universal approval throughout football punditry, where Coach B waited for the price to come to the right value as Newton languished on the Continue reading “Reverse Plunkett replay?”
Gurung’s Kitchen opens inside Bunny’s Superette
You won’t see it right away when you step inside Bunny’s Superette in Manchester’s North End, but walk all the way across the store and you’ll find a new Nepalese takeout restaurant.
Gurung’s Kitchen, which opened for business on June 27, features a menu Continue reading “New Nepalese option”
Pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries
After an unusually short season for strawberries at some local farms, pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries are back, now through July or into August, depending on the weather conditions and the status of the crops.
Samantha Fay of Sunnycrest Farm said too much precipitation late in the Continue reading “Ripe and ready”
How to challenge yourself to get going, stay at it and get in a race — even now
Two years ago, I got my dad a shirt that says “I’m a streaker,” and he gets endless enjoyment out of allowing strangers to think he is in the habit of taking Continue reading “Just keep running”
All quotes are from The Flame Trees of Thika, by Elspeth Huxley, born July 23, 1907.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) The prospect of a party, even if it consisted only of one guest with nothing beyond a clean pair of socks in his saddle-bag, always gave Tilly’s Continue reading “Signs of Life 20/07/23”
• One-man band: When all the pieces are engaged, Lee Ross delivers a bold, brassy sound that definitely seems like it’s coming from a crowded stage, not a Boston-based solo performer with a boatload of musical chops. Ross tricks out his keyboards to mimic a rhythm section, plays saxophone and Continue reading “The Music Roundup 20/07/23”
Amanda McCarthy makes her move
With a combination of innate talent and plucky determination, Amanda McCarthy has become a fixture on the regional music circuit, from the Seacoast to the White Mountains. She’s recorded and released multiple albums of original songs — the latest, Epilogue, arrives in the fall Continue reading “Music City bound”
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz
U.S. Army soldiers operating in a remote corner of Afghanistan find themselves under attack in The Outpost, which is based on a true story told, among other places, in a book called The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor written by CNN’s Jake Tapper. Continue reading “The Outpost (R)”
Parakeet, by Marie-Helene Bertino (224 pages, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The bride, “ethnically ambiguous,” has been banished to a luxurious inn, sent there by the groom a week before the wedding to decompress.
The groom, an elementary school principal, had proposed after five dates. The bride describes him like Continue reading “Book Review 20/07/23”