Bars across New Hampshire offer trivia fun
By Sadie Burgess
If you’re full of seemingly useless information, you can put it to good use at one of several weekly trivia nights hosted by local bars.
Area 23 in Concord has been hosting trivia nights every Tuesday for more than Continue reading “Thinking and drinking”
Fable finds Leaving Eden in fine form
Since forming in 2011, Leaving Eden has remained among the most dedicated bands in New England. Their latest album, Fable, shows them maturing but still delivering high-energy rock ’n’ roll. “Broken” is a floor-mopper that stands with anything on their eight previous Continue reading “Still rocking”
• Returning: A vital force in the region’s live music scene is back, virtually. Parsonsfield, now a duo of Antonio Alcorn and Chris Freeman, performs at the Riverwalk Cafe in an online show sponsored by Symphony NH. The two met at UConn and bonded over Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Continue reading “The Music Roundup 21/02/25”
I Care A Lot (R)
Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage.
This recent Netflix release feels like half of a good idea: Perfectly coiffed, razor-sharply attired Marla Grayson (Pike) steals the assets of old people, legally, by getting them declared incapable of taking care of themselves and getting herself named as their Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 21/02/25”
Frances McDormand gives one of the year’s great performances in Nomadland, a movie based on the non-fiction book by Jessica Brueder.
The two most common scenes in this movie are McDormand’s Fern talking to people in what feel like actual conversations people are just having with McDormand herself, Continue reading “Nomadland (R) | The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (PG-13)”
The Bad Muslim Discount, by Syed M. Masood (Doubleday, 368 pages)
The Bad Muslim Discount is the second book by Syed Masood, a Sacramento attorney who grew up in Pakistan. He brings a first-person perspective to this story of two Muslim families who come to the U.S. — one Continue reading “The Bad Muslim Discount, by Syed M. Masood”
Sana Nagano, Smashing Humans (577 Records)
Hey man, if I have to get introduced to an avant punk-jazz record by the most sterilized, LinkedIn-style jumble of words I’ve ever read, you do too: You see, on this album, the “compositions are naturally motivic with grid-like melody lines underpinned by relentless Continue reading “Album Reviews 21/02/25”
What you eat or drink affects your brew
In sort of a famous family incident several years ago during a get-together at a restaurant, my dad complained about the Wachusett Country Ale he was drinking. He didn’t like it. The flavor wasn’t quite right.
As the brew is one of Continue reading “Flavor impact”
What is your must-have kitchen item?
Definitely a knife.
What would you have for your last meal?
A spaghetti and feta pizza. … It’s something we have on the menu that my mom created back in the day.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
We’ve been going to The Red Continue reading “Erofili Roesel”
Game of Thrones-inspired cafe now open in Amherst
A new cafe in Amherst is inviting you to transport to the lands of Westeros while enjoying locally roasted coffees, teas, breakfast burritos, baked goods and more. The 7Kingdoms Cafe, which arrived last month in the town’s Salzburg Square shopping center, Continue reading “Coffee is brewing”