At the Statehouse

News

Right-to-work hearing scheduled for Feb. 17 On Tuesday, Feb. 17, legislators will hold a public hearing in Representatives Hall at 1 p.m. on HB 402,...

Dover man wins big at Grammys

Music

Sound engineer Joe Visciano has worked with several major musical acts over the last two years — Coldplay, U2, Mary J. Blige, Arcade Fire, Buddy...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

Film

Rediscovering video games of the past “The Battle of Olympus” (Brøderbund, 1989) When “The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link” was released in...

Good to go

Music

Skip Brunette remembers his days as a grade-school teacher, when the only songs he wrote were about the Spanish words for colors and foods. Today,...

Walking the line

News

Homelessness is declining in New Hampshire, but many families are on the brink by Larry Clow, illustration by Alyssa Grenning Sara Stevens has been “pretty...

The price of popularity

News

High retail rental costs in Portsmouth have officials and business owners concerned by Leslie Modica Portsmouth has been called “perfect” by the Chicago Tribune. It...

Positive vibrations

Music

The Raunchy Randos mark their first anniversary by heading into the studio Words and photos by Charlie Weinmann The Raunchy Randos are officially a year...

Author’s note

Books

Nicholson Baker discusses writing, Seacoast-based characters, and saving newspapers by Craig Robert Brown Nicholson Baker made his mark on the literary scene with his debut...

The play’s the thing

Stage

Seacoast actors and playwrights hone their craft with play reading series by Charlie Weinmann, photos by Jasmin Hunter Actors don’t often momentarily pause a Shakespearean production...

At the statehouse

News

The issue of when lawmakers can tap into dedicated funds will be before senators on Thursday, Feb. 5. The Senate’s finance committee will hold a...

Outside the gates

Film

Neil Novello explores the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard prison in “The Castle” by Larry Clow It’s been more than a century since the prison at the...

Inch by inch

Art

Enormous Tiny Art makes the most of Nahcotta’s space The 17th bi-annual Enormous Tiny Art show opens at Nahcotta on Friday, Feb. 6, with a...

Now read this

Books

“Get in Trouble: Stories” by Kelly Link Brace yourself for unabashed fangirling: Kelly Link is one of the most amazing writers working today, and hopefully...

Video Vault

Film

Get Carter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971 Starring: Michael Caine, John Osborne, Ian Hendry, and Britt Ekland Director: Mike Hodges The plot: When Jack Carter’s (Caine) brother dies...

Sharing the harvest

Lifestyle

Though the snow is deep, Seacoast farmers are planning summer CSA offerings by Leslie Modica With a week’s worth of snowstorms dashing any chances of...

Turning the corner

Stage

When Craig Faulkner resigned as artistic director of the Seacoast Repertory Theatre last October, it was the latest in a long line of difficulties for...

After the flood

Lifestyle

When Jeff Roemer, owner of Blue Latitudes in Dover, got a call about a plumbing issue at the restaurant on Aug. 13 of last year,...

Challenges and changes

Music

After nine years and almost 20 albums, The Poo Poo Platters look ahead to their next adventure — finishing high school by Chris Hislop Talk...

Walk on

News

Urban planner and author Jeff Speck discusses how walkability saves cities by Gretyl Macalaster, photo by Chloe Kanner Jeff Speck has spent many years analyzing...

Inside out

Music

Editor’s note: Dave Karlotski and Karen Marzloff are former co-owners of The Wire newspaper and co-organizers of the RPM Challenge. While gearing up for the...

Telling tales

Books

Pat Spalding helps first-time storytellers discover their voices and refine their tales Words and photo by Craig Robert Brown Pat Spalding thinks the older woman...

Party on

Music

Somerville Symphony Orkestar brings folk-punk and dancing elephants to The Stone Church by Charlie Weinmann (photos by Rachel Leah Blumenthal) Five years ago, Joel Edinberg arose...