Nashua Center for the Arts welcomes Suzanne Vega
On her 2020 live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, Suzanne Vega covers Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” and talks about how seeing him perform while she was in college changed her view of rock music. Continue reading “New York storyteller”
Local music news & events
• Throwback: Adding to her reputation for uncanny interpretive skill, Joan Osborne’s new LP, Radio Waves, is the result of cleaning her closets during the pandemic and finding recordings of her radio performances dating back to the days when she broke through with Continue reading “The Music Roundup 23/04/13”
Boston Strangler (R)
Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon.
Two female newspaper reporters investigate the strangling deaths of several women in 1960s Boston in this movie that feels as much about being a working mom as it does about true crime investigation. To that second element, the movie leaves open a Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/04/13”
Middle-aged dudes in the mid 1980s pin their career futures and their hopes for the financial future of Nike on a young NBA rookie named Michael Jordan in Air.
I feel like even the movie is somewhat conscious of the fact that it is not the story of a legendary Continue reading “Air (R)”
The Promise of a Normal Life, by Rebecca Kaiser Gibson (Arcade, 266 pages)
The pantheon of bad mothers is crowded, from Medea to Mommy Dearest. The latest inductee is Polina, a Jewish physician and mother of two who dabbles in motherhood the way some people dabble in a hobby Continue reading “The Promise of a Normal Life, by Rebecca Kaiser Gibson”
Dan Montgomery, Cast-Iron Songs and Torch Ballads (Fantastic Yes Records)
The overall takeaway from “Start Again,” the opening tune from the New Jersey-bred singer-songwriter’s seventh full-length record, is, if you ask me, redolent of Iggy Pop singing for Bread. So it’s vintage-sounding, taxicab-radio stuff, which is apparently the way he Continue reading “Album Reviews 23/04/13”
I read a lot of travel books — mostly written by confused, bumbling Europeans trying to make sense of life in unfamiliar cultures. I think I like them because I generally feel confused, bumbling around in all cultures.
“Bon jour, mon frère,” someone says to the writer of one of Continue reading “Blood orange tequila fizz”
Alan Milne is the head chef of the new full-service kitchen at Spyglass Brewing Co. (306 Innovative Way, Nashua, 546-2965, spyglassbrewingco.com), which relocated across Nashua to its current spot in January. Originally opening at 2 Townsend West in the Gate City in October 2018, Spyglass is known for its hazy Continue reading “In the kitchen with Alan Milne”
Tasty eats, drinks at annual Made in New Hampshire Expo
Artisan chocolates, scratch-baked goods and craft barbecue and hot sauces are just a few examples of the many types of local goods foodies can discover during the annual Made in New Hampshire Expo. Now in its 26th year, the three-day Continue reading “Local flavors”
Great New England specialty food and artisan show returns
More than 150 exhibitors will gather inside the Hampshire Dome in Milford for the Great New England Spring Specialty Food & Artisan Show — now in its sixth year, the two-day event is a prime destination for food lovers, with all Continue reading “Spring into deliciousness”