Applause for paws

Stage

Above, Christine Dulong and Rosie Stage Force’s latest production puts dogs in the spotlight By Charlie Weinmann Kent Stephens needed an idea. The artistic director...

The journey and the destination

Books

Above, Atticus Lish In their new novels, Atticus Lish and John Benditt explore odysseys both internal and external By Craig Robert Brown In their latest...

What We Do in the Shadows

Film

You know what’s awesome? Surprises. You know what’s surprising? “What We Do in the Shadows.” If there’s one thing that’s more played-out than vampires, it’s...

The right vibe

Music

At The Stone Church, bands from around the Seacoast and across New England compete for a chance at musical glory Words and photos by Charlie...

Queers founding member Tulu dies

Music

Above, Queers founders Joe King, Jack Hayes, and Scott Gildersleeve. Scott Gildersleeve, a founding member of legendary local punk band The Queers, has died at...

Learning experience

Art

Above, It's a goddamn mess by Christopher Pothier Gallery at 100 Market demonstrates the influence of N.H. Institute of Art By Chloe Kanner In more...

Tapping into tradition

Lifestyle

Beara Irish Brewery mixes ingredients from Ireland and the Seacoast to create unique brews By Leslie Modica, photos by Chloe Kanner At first glance, a...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

Film

“A Boy and His Blob” (Absolute, 1989) For the bulk of 1982 and into the beginning of 1983, Activision’s “Pitfall!” was the bestselling game in...

Missed connections

News

Linda Lou Smith is waiting for a bus. It’s a cold Tuesday morning and she’s bundled up in a puffy coat and a purple knit...

Brian Killough Jeff Bibbo Groovechild

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...