The science of humans at war

Books

A Q&A with bestselling author Mary Roach, who specializes in pop-science explorations of curious topics that ooze with humor. Her latest book is “Grunt,” which she’ll present at The Music Hall in Portsmouth as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on June 30.

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Local bookworm Liberty Hardy guides us through the top 10 most anticipated new books coming out in the month of June, including new titles by Mary Roach, Annie Proulx, and Yaa Gyasi, and others.

Soul power

Books

James McBride looks for James Brown and holds up a mirror to America in Kill 'Em and Leave.

Serious fun

Books

New literary magazine Outlook Springs brings inter-dimensional poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to the Seacoast.

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Books

Liberty Hardy guides us through the most anticipated books coming out this month.

Penny for your poet

Books

Robert Dunn was, in some ways, the embodiment of his poetry, which he wrote in his head while walking through Portsmouth. Deceptively simple, surprisingly profound....

Of coffins and commanders

Books

Brady Carlson likes presidents. Specifically, U.S. presidents, and, even more specifically, dead ones. The New Hampshire Public Radio host is the author of “Dead Presidents:...

Style Queue

Books, Lifestyle, Style Queue

For info on Style Queue Magazine, click here. /stīl/ /kyo͞o/ noun  1. a sequence of people with a distinctive appearance 2. A style column for...

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American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis These 12 dark tales of domestic housewives who have turned Serial Mom are simply fantastic! Think Donna Reed with...

Real impersonator

Books

Early in his career as a writer, Andrew Merton worked as a reporter for daily newspapers. “Tight deadlines and strict word counts,” he said. “No...

Best books

Books

Hundreds of thousands of new books are published every year. That’s good news and bad news for book lovers — there are so many choices,...

Season’s readings

Books

Editor’s note: The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to slow down and spend some time with family and friends. Of course, a little...

100 Years of Christmas

Books

My name is Archibald Reef, and I am a ghost. Though to be honest, ‘ghost’ suggests an incorporeal form, an idea primarily used by children,...

Future reference

Books

It’s a Friday morning at the Portsmouth Public Library and the building is busy with activity. Upstairs, a class on the basics of using Excel is in...

Common bond

Books

After writer and journalist Wendy Williams finished college, she lived in a small horse barn in Vermont, where she cared for two horses. Williams was...

36 ways to treat a reader

Books

This has been an amazing year for books, and whether you like cooking, history, science, movies, or something entirely different, there’s something in here for everyone!...

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Books

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry Taking real-life events, Barry has created a fantastical novel about one of the world’s icons: John Lennon. In “Beatlebone,” it’s 1978 and...

Photo/Album

Books, Music

Guy Capecelatro III and Michael Winters sit at a conference table in The Sound’s office. Capecelatro, a wordsmith who rarely (if ever) declines a project,...

Monster man

Books

When writer Jeremy Robinson was growing up in Beverly, Mass., he’d look out his bedroom window and imagine Godzilla, the giant movie monster best known...

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Books

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell  Although she has been writing award-nominated fiction for some time now, Campbell is still a hidden...