Start small to build up your garden
Tired of mowing your lawn, but afraid to stop? What would it look like, and what would the neighbors say? I was on a panel discussing “re-wilding” the lawn on New Hampshire Public Radio recently. Here are a few of the points we Continue reading “Re-wild your lawn”
Unique Beatles tribute act The Weeklings play Manchester
The Socially Distanced Concert Series closing out the summer at Delta Dental Stadium includes several tribute acts, most of which promise note-for-note recreations of hit songs. On Aug. 28 and Aug. 29, Dancing Queens does ABBA, followed the next weekend by local Continue reading “In the spirit”
• Artful: A free courtyard concert by River Sister offers a wonderful blend of folk traditions and jazz rhythms, pure harmony married to musical complexity. It’s part of the Currier’s Art After Work event, which includes happy hour drink specials and a full menu for purchase outdoors. Timed tickets are Continue reading “The Music Roundup 20/08/27”
*Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (TV-14)
You don’t have to know who Walter Mercado was to understand his place in the 1990s TV ecosystem, thanks in part to clips presented here of his appearances on shows hosted by Sally Jessy Raphael and Sinbad. And that’s just for Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 20/08/27”
Film Reviews by Amy Diaz
Teenage boys who might be some degree of embarrassed by this movie when they are older spend a week giving a pretty good demonstration of modern American politics in the documentary Boys State.
The opening credits remind you of where you’ve likely heard of the Continue reading “Boys State (PG-13)”
by James Hamblin (Riverhead, 253 pages)
He was a doctor with questionable judgment, or so it seemed, when he gave up medicine to become a journalist and, at roughly the same time, decided to stop showering.
So why isn’t Dr. James Hamblin’s new book called “Unclean”?
It’s because there’s an Continue reading “Clean, The New Science of Skin”
Rudresh Mahanthappa, Hero Trio (Whirlwind Recordings)
Jazz sax legend Charlie Parker is often referred to by his nickname “Bird,” which explains the title of this Princeton jazz director’s widely acclaimed 2015 album Bird Calls. If you’re familiar with Parker, you know he had the ability to dazzle with his Continue reading “Album Reviews 20/08/27”
Drink these beers now
Look, I know, when you think beach time and summertime, you don’t think about porters and stouts. I don’t either, except sometimes I do.
From May through September beer enthusiasts are drinking and talking about beers that are crisp, fresh, light and bright, and that’s great. Continue reading “Beach-time porters”
Steve Chase of Belmont is the owner and founder of Steve’s Original Sauces (stevesoriginalsauces.com, find them on Facebook @stevesoriginalsauces), a small-batch producer of fresh barbecue sauces he launched in April 2018. The company was born out of the positive feedback Chase from friends and family for his Kentucky Barbecue sauce, Continue reading “In the kitchen with Steve Chase”
Fire & Fusion chef competition returns (virtually)
A friendly contest featuring local chefs who are asked to create their best dishes in under 30 minutes using “mystery” ingredients, the Fire & Fusion executive chef competition will be held virtually this year — and the winning chef will be chosen by Continue reading “May the best chef win”