All quotes are from Climbing the Mango Trees, by Madhur Jaffrey, born Aug. 13, 1933.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) It just so happened that some American tap-dancers were staying with us at the same time. … [A] system of open hospitality was the norm. Welcome the tap-dancers.
Virgo Continue reading “Signs of Life 20/08/13”
Will Noonan on doing comedy post-quarantine
Perspective is one big thing that comic Will Noonan took from his time in lockdown. In the new normal, he realized, an edgy bit won’t bring groans like it once might have, and it shouldn’t. “We’ve all stared death in the face just to Continue reading “Just laugh”
• Park it: Traverse across music of the early 20th century as Tall Granite Big Band performs a free show on the village common, ranging from Chicago speakeasy hot jazz to the swing made famous by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael. There are even a few modern Continue reading “The Music Roundup 20/08/13”
*Black Is King (TV-14)
Beyonce writes, co-directs and stars in this visual album whose music and story are based on 2019’s photorealistically animated The Lion King, to which she lent her voice, and which inspired the album The Lion King: The Gift (the songs from which appear here).
Not Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 20/08/13”
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz
Seth Rogen is a turn-of-the-last-century immigrant to America and a modern app-developer in An American Pickle, a surprisingly sweet New York fairy tale.
Back in the old country, Herschel Greenbaum (Rogen) dreamed of drinking seltzer water, digging holes with shovels that didn’t split in half, Continue reading “An American Pickle (PG-13)”
Midnight Sun, by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown and Co., 658 pages)
Twilight aficionados read the first pages of Midnight Sun 12 years ago. They just now found out how it ended.
That’s because when Stephenie Meyer learned that the beginning of Twilight 2.0 — the same vampire love story, Continue reading “Book Review 20/08/13”
My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall II (ATO Records)
I tend to associate this Louisville band with their neighbors to their southern border, Tennessee’s Kings Of Leon, who’ve similarly carved a lucrative niche for themselves by tossing depleted-soil mystery-meat 1970s-rock into a blender, hipstering it up a little, and trying not Continue reading “Album Reviews 20/08/13”
Drink these beers now
When it comes to beer, sometimes you just need someone to steer the ship for you, a trustworthy friend who can serve as your guide when it comes to choosing a brew — because let’s be honest, there are just so many to choose from. Even Continue reading “A sour ale, an IPA and a Pilsner walk into a bar”
Edwin Ward of Candia is a manager and cook at the Union Street Takeout (90 Union St., Manchester, 260-7663), a takeout-only eatery that quietly opened in January in the space long occupied by Willie B’s. Union Street Takeout is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering Continue reading “In the kitchen with Edwin Ward”
• Assumption’s Greekfest canceled: Greekfest, a popular two-day Greek food festival normally held in late August at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester, has been canceled for this year, event chairman Costas Georgopoulos confirmed. “We plan on the event to take place next year at the end of August,” Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 20/08/13”