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Back in the groove

Music

Above: Bryan Killough and Jeff Bibbo in a scene from In Danger of Being Discovered. Groovechild front man Jeff Bibbo discusses the band’s past, future,...

White spaces

Books

Discover Portsmouth presents Shay Stewart-Bouley on being a “Black Girl in Maine” By Chloe Kanner On her blog, Shay Stewart-Bouley writes about marriage, parenting, working,...

Finding her voice

Film

Greenland’s Skylar Burke stands up to bullies with her new short film, “Frenemy” By Larry Clow, photos by Alyssa Grenning It’s a Friday morning at...

The art of the pitch

Stage

At The Players’ Ring’s producers’ meeting, playwrights make a case for their shows By Jenn Hastings, photos by Michael Sterling Gary Locke was furious. The...

Calls for art

Art

The New Hampshire Art Association is accepting submissions for the 29th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition. It will be on view from April...

Video Vault

Film

“Way Out West” Hal Roach Studios/MGM, 1937 Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence, Sharon Lynne Director: James W. Horne The plot: Stan...

Now read this

Books

“Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum “Hausfrau” is the perfect Valentine’s Day antidote: Anna is a restless American housewife living in Switzerland with her banker husband...

Susie Burke & David Surette

Strumming along

Music

Above: String instrumentalists Susie Burke and David Surette. The March Mandolin Festival celebrates an instrument found throughout the world By Charlie Weinmann  For David Surette,...

Trashing the bags

News

Portsmouth is weighing a ban on plastic bags, and not all residents are happy about it By Larry Clow Why was Mark Brighton standing outside the...

The holdouts

News

A handful of Seacoast towns are carrying on the tradition of annual town meetings Words by Larry Clow, illustration by Alyssa Grenning Ed Jansen has...

Call for art

Art

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is accepting entries for its Biennial 2015 Exhibition, which will be on view April 6 to Sept. 26, in...

One more waltz

Music

Eric Clapton once said “Music from Big Pink” changed his life. The 1968 album by The Band, with its rousing blend of country, folk, rock,...

Selma

Film

It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. led some 8,000 people on a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. At the end of...

Taking notes, making jokes

Stage

Paula Poundstone talks about Twitter, comedy, and being employed by 16 cats Words and illustration by Dylan Metrano Since the 1980s, Paula Poundstone’s brand of...

Pours and pages

Books

Throwback Brewery’s new book club brings together beers, books, and people who love them Words and photo by J.L. Stevens The first rule of Throwback...

The importance of prints at UNH

Art

Above, detail of “Mattie Lee,” a print by Willie Cole. Cole Rogers, a Master Printer with Highpoint Center for Printmaking, will discuss the importance of...

Literary legacies

Books

New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s Literary Hall of Fame honors Granite State writers past and present By Charlie Weinmann The Granite State has its own halls...

Disc golf glory

Outdoor

Area disc golfers share their tales in advance of the Ice Bowl You know that game where people swing clubs and try to hit a...

aRtPM drop-off and show off

Art

Everyone participating in the aRtPM Challenge, by creating a new personal best piece of artwork during the month of February, can drop off the work...

Ballots and budgets

News

A look at what Seacoast towns will vote on at March town meetings By Charlie Weinmann On Tuesday, March 10, residents around the Seacoast will...