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...

Matt, the trees, and Sundance

Film

Portsmouth Brewery’s Matt Gallagher makes his big-screen debut in “Bob and the Trees” by Larry Clow When audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival gathered...

Louie’s set to open this spring

Lifestyle

Seacoast restaurateur James Woodhouse plans to open Louie’s, a new Italian restaurant, in the former Green Monkey space on Pleasant Street this spring. “We’re really...

Wonder walls

Art

Lamont Gallery explores the curious impulse to collect objects Words and photos by Chloe Kanner On one wall of the Lamont Gallery, an impressive portrait...

At the statehouse

News

State lawmakers this week will look at bills that would make it easier for residents to carry concealed weapons, allow landlords to ask for an...

Coming home

Art

The aRtPM Challenge began as a direct response to the RPM Challenge. The original founders (myself, Alex Mead, Chloe Kanner, and Tristan Law) thought it...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

Film

Rediscovering video games of the past “Yo! Noid” (Capcom, 1990) In 1982, “Fast Food” was released for the Atari 2600. Playing as a giant set...

Ripple effect

News

Carly Regan is one of those restaurant servers who tourists hope to meet. She’s attentive, and her smiles are genuine. And, most importantly, she’s an...

Big fixes

News

With state aid in short supply, Seacoast communities struggle with aging schools by Larry Clow When Rollinsford voters head to town meeting this year, they’ll...

Audio Artifacts

Music

An interview with The Connection’s Geoff Palmer about Portsmouth’s punk past, touring Japan, and hanging out with Little Steven Van Zandt By Andrew Wallace (photo...

Delivering the message

Books

Photographer Lionel Delevingne captures the Clamshell Alliance and the history of anti-nuke activism in his new book by Larry Clow, photos by Lionel Delevingne Photographer...

Watts that sound?

Music

Local musician Tim McCoy has lent his talents to numerous bands over the years, serving as a worthy figurehead for the Seacoast’s rock scene. His...

Dover eyes TIF district for waterfront

News

Dover city councilors may vote next month on a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district that will pay for infrastructure improvements along the city’s waterfront....

A good look

Art

Printmaker David Pingree now works almost exclusively on a computer, and the advantages are pretty straightforward. It’s faster and easier for him to make adjustments...

Light and dark

Stage

C.J. Lewis gives a striking performance in “I Am My own Wife” by Minta Carlson I Am My Own Wife” follows the life of Charlotte...

RPM turns 10

Music

Above, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys deliver their completed RPM offering at the finish line of a past RPM Challenge. Since its launch in...

Guy Capecelatro III

Songwriters in the Round

Music

Four singer-songwriters will share stories and songs in a round-robin format in Portsmouth this weekend. Songwriters in the Round takes place at The Music Hall...

Whiplash

Film

In Whiplash, J.K., Simmons, well-known as the most recognizable guy who was in that thing to ever escape your memory, is simply unforgettable. As Terence...

Rocking for Brentwood

Music

Numerous area bands will rock to honor a fallen officer at Wally’s Pub in Hampton on Sunday, Jan. 25. Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell was...

Video Vault

Film

Man is Not a Bird Avala Film, 1965 Starring: Janez Vrhovec, Milena Dravic, and Boris Dvornik Director: Dusan Makavejev The plot: In Cold War Yugoslavia,...