Step out for a musical December
From big stages to small, national touring acts and regional heroes will fill the nights with mirth and melodies throughout December.
Here’s a taste of what’s coming.
• Bookend the month, and then some, with Recycled Percussion. The junk rockers close out their Continue reading “Live for the season”
Local music news & events
• Hail queen: Basking in the glow of a New England Music Award for Country Act of the Year, April Cushman plays a local microbrewery. Cushman was nominated in six NEMA categories, and she performed at the ceremony with guitarist Brad Myrick, who also picked Continue reading “The Music Roundup 22/11/24”
New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor investigate reports of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein in She Said, a movie based on the real-life investigation and the subsequent book by the same name.
When we first meet Twohey (Carey Mulligan) she’s investigating allegations against then candidate Continue reading “She Said (R)”
Novelist as a Vocation, Haruki Murakami; translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen (Knopf, 224 pages)
The career of Haruki Murakami is one of the more mystifying legends in the literary world. He’s told the story many times: how, sitting in the stands at a baseball game, he Continue reading “Novelist as a Vocation, Haruki Murakami”
Soen, Atlantis (Silver Lining Music)
With Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s traditional holiday tour coming soon, our thoughts turn of course not to Santa Claus and all that stuff but instead to progressive metal bands, like this Swedish one, which first hit the scene in 2004 as a “supergroup” consisting of former Opeth Continue reading “Album Reviews 22/11/24”
There are two great scenes in 1947’s Miracle on 34th Street:
“Hey, Lou! How many letters do we have to Santy Clause down at the Dead Letter Office?”
“I don’t know — there must be fifty thousand. Bags and bags of them comin’ in every day….”
Charlie — because Continue reading “Staggering toward 34th Street”
Welcome to eating season! I’m embracing it wholeheartedly with this cookie recipe. Who doesn’t want to bake cookies with cold weather and dark afternoons? There’s nothing like some freshly baked cookies to make the evening brighter.
Although I am a fan of traditional sugar cookies, where you roll out the Continue reading “Soft sugar cookies”
Alan Frati of Derry is the co-owner and co-founder of Crack’d Kitchen & Coffee (327 S. Broadway, Salem, 212-1511, crackdkitchen.com), which opened its first New Hampshire location in his hometown of Salem in April 2021. Inspired by their love of breakfast sandwiches, Frati and business partner Danny Azzarello opened the Continue reading “In the kitchen with Alan Frati”
NH Doughnut Co. opens in Bedford, expands menu offerings
When Amanda Baril opened the first New Hampshire Doughnut Co. on Route 4 in Chichester in 2019, her concept was simple — an outlet where you create your own doughnuts, choosing from a variety of toppings to customize them not unlike Continue reading “Doughnut you know it”
Café la Reine opens second spot in Manchester’s North End
Nearly a decade after Saint Anselm College alum Alex Horton opened Café la Reine on Elm Street in Manchester, she and her team have expanded to a second location built on quality eats, great coffee and community. Café la Reine Continue reading “Coffee, cocktails and community”