Mombo gets new owner

Lifestyle

Mombo Restaurant has a new owner and executive chef. Former owners Brian and Dede Cadieux sold the restaurant, located at 66 Marcy St. in Portsmouth,...

Fine lines

Books

by Larry Clow For comics fans, 2014 was a very good year. In fact, there are a lot of arguments to be made for declaring...

Repeat the sounding joy

Music

Not just a great holiday song, but a perfect pop song, “Christmas” is the gold-standard by which all other seasonal music should be judged.  Phil...

Roaring into 2015

Lifestyle

Deciding what to do on New Year’s Eve is a perennial conundrum. Whether the year was good or bad, we time-obsessed beings are inclined to...

Nightcrawler

Film

2014, rated R, 117 minutes When you hear that Hollywood has produced a budding new director, with a debut feature that just knocks it out...

Made for you

Art

> Ate Series necklace, $58  This jewelry series is a sneak peak inside the food chain, on an 18-inch chain. Each animal pendant, and its dinner,...

Overlooked and awesome

Books

With upwards of a million books published in the United States each year, the percentage mentioned in reviews is a teeny, tiny representation. With 2014...

Heroin hits home

News

Steve MacKenzie is the kind of teacher who stays in touch with his former students. Walk with him through the halls of Somersworth High School...

Shooting the Pistols

Music

Ever wonder what it would have been like to hang out with Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, and the rest of the Sex Pistols in the...

Loose ends

News

Geraldine Webber’s waterfront home on Shaw Road in Portsmouth has been sold. That’s the latest development in what’s become known as the Goodwin-Webber case. Portsmouth...

Soul work

Stage

Jonathan Rockwood Hoar loves the effect theater can have on people — especially veterans. He’s the artistic director for Veterans in Performing Arts (VIPA), a...

Town files for cleanup grant

News

Berwick is moving forward with plans to clean up the former Prime Tanning property in the center of downtown. Town manager Patrick Venne says the...

A spirited holiday

Lifestyle

We’re going to go out on a limb here and predict that at nearly every Yankee Swap, there’s at least one bottle of booze. It’s...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

Film

Battletoads (Rare, 1991) Dear Santa: With Christmas right around the corner, I need to get something off my chest. I cheated. Plain and simple. Twenty-three...

dan blakeslee

Comedy and concert

Stage

Above, Dan Blakeslee (photo by Michael Winters) A night of local comedy and concert, Welcome to 39, is set for Friday, Dec. 19, at 1130ft...

Now Hear This

Music

“Scatter the Remains,” Guy Capecelatro III  Burst and Bloom Records File under: Bedroom Folk, Pop, Americana Sounds like: Damien Jurado, Unbunny, and Magnolia Electric Co....

Making some noise

News

Striking New England FairPoint workers marked 50 days without a new contract by holding a rally in Market Square in Portsmouth on Dec. 5. The...

It’s a dysfunctional life

Film

There’s no lack of holiday movies whose log lines are stuffed with words like “heartwarming” and “family-friendly.” But where among the chestnuts and mistletoe are...

Cold comforts

Music

Winter hasn’t officially begun yet, but the earth that so politely conceded under our feet only weeks ago is already icebound and resistant. The colder,...

Building community

News

When Jonathan Blakeslee was living in Portland, Ore. in the late 1990s, he watched as Alberta Street transformed from a run-down, working-class neighborhood, with nothing...

Video Vault

Film

“Twins of Evil” (Hammer Films, 1971) Starring: Madeleine and Mary Collinson, Peter Cushing, David Warbeck, and Damien Thomas Director: John Hough The plot: Recently orphaned teenage...

Setting limits

Lifestyle

Commercial fishermen in New Hampshire were dealt a heavy blow last month when the New England Fisheries Management Council imposed strict new “emergency” regulations on...

All together now

News

Inspired by the West End (see story on page 6), businesses on the south side of the Sagamore Creek Bridge in Portsmouth are also banding...