Chadwick Stokes plays party at Rex
Matt Wilhelm was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2018, and became House Democratic Leader after last year’s midterms. Wilhelm’s first campaign, however, was centered on culture. In 2015 he led what turned out to be an unsuccessful effort to reopen Continue reading “Musical politics”
Local music news & events
• Pop-tastic: A three-band pre-weekend show has Donaher, a Manchester power pop quartet that recently appeared at Boston’s annual Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble and will play the side stage when the Goo Goo Dolls close out the season at Bank of NH Pavilion in Continue reading “The Music Roundup 23/05/18”
The Lost King (PG-13)
Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan.
Based on the true story: Philippa Langley (Hawkins), who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, takes issue with the standard Shakespeare version of the English King Richard III wherein his hunchback has made him “a villain.” Her research into Richard leads her to Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/05/18”
Jennifer Lopez is, as the internet says, mother in The Mother, a line I’ll bet at least 60 percent of movie reviewers use when discussing this movie.
Partly because it’s true, partly because it’s right there and partly because Lopez’s character in this violent — but, aw, sweet! — Continue reading “The Mother (R)”
Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma, by Claire Dederer (Knopf, 273 pages)
In 2017, the year that the world learned about the sexual predation of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Claire Dederer published an essay in The Paris Review in which she tried to work out her feelings about bad men and Continue reading “Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma, by Claire Dederer”
Gridfailure and Interstitia, Sunyata Ontology (Pax Aeternum Records)
Imaginative collaborative album from North Carolina-based Interstitia (the noise-rock nym adopted by Graham Scala) and New York-based Gridfailure (a solo project from David Brenner, also of Diminishing). This is underground aggro ambient, if I’m going to try to put a finger on Continue reading “Album Reviews 23/05/18”
It’s almost strawberry season in New Hampshire. While we await their arrival, let’s make something full of strawberry flavor that doesn’t need fresh produce!
The key to the flavor in these whoopie pies is the freeze-dried strawberries and strawberry Jell-o powder. Freeze-dried berries are a go-to ingredient for me, but Continue reading “Strawberry whoopie pies with a secret ingredient”
Husband-and-wife team Adam and Laura Rexford of Manchester are the in-house bakers at Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, angelaspastaandcheese.com), regularly experimenting with different seasonally inspired flavors of baked goods and treats like scones, cookies and whoopie pies. A baker at Angela’s since 1998, Laura Rexford Continue reading “In the kitchen with Adam & Laura Rexford”
Nashua’s St. Philip Church to bring back food festival during 50th year
It has been more than 1,400 days since St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church in Nashua was last able to hold its annual food festival in its traditional format. On Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, the church Continue reading “Greek eats return”
New England Coffee Festival returns
Last year’s inaugural New England Coffee Festival brought more than 5,000 attendees to downtown Laconia over two days to enjoy workshops, vendors, samples and even a competitive “latte art throwdown.” Now the two-day celebration of specialty coffee culture is back for a second year with Continue reading “Fill your cup”