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John Prine: An American poet and dreamer

America lost one of her great dreamers to COVID-19. In early April, at 73, the iconic country-folk singer John Prine died from complications of Coronavirus: the insidious virus that has stolen the lives of far too many people in the wake of its deadly rampage across the globe. The night that it ...

New novel explores race, identity, belonging

A new novel explores the construct of race in the diverging lives of light-skinned black twins, one of whom transitions into a life as a white woman. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett is beautifully written, thought-provoking and immersive. It follows Desiree and Stella, who hail from ...

Rotations: Norah Jones, Liam Gallagher, Dub Allstars release new CDs

On her new album, “Pick Me Up Off The Floor” (Blue Note), nine-time Grammy-winner Norah Jones is unhurried and relaxed – her timing for releasing such a soothing album of soft jazz-pop impeccable. The album, her seventh, is the result of a series of collaborations with contributors such ...

Kooky and kinky, ‘Shakespeare for Squirrels,’ turns the Bard on his rear

Frenzied parodist Christopher Moore, fresh off some time in 1947 San Francisco (“Noir,” 2018), returns with a rare gift for Shakespeare fans who think “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” would be perfect if only it were a bit zanier, and a lot more dirty. Moore, who possesses an innate ...

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Cedars Cafe serves comfort and tradition

The incredible gifts of culture and science from the Mediterranean Basin are thankfully spread far and wide across the globe. The arts, music, mathematics and records of ancient history have survived the millennia to our great benefit, and thankfully, so has the food. One of several ...

Surf in Nashua offers high-quality, tasty fare

It’s no secret that every restaurant created by Chef Michael Buckley is built on a foundation of quality and atmosphere. From the decor to the dinnerware to the food itself, his pursuit of excellence runs through every detail. Established in 2002 right across the street from MT’s Local- his ...

The Peddler’s Daughter is not your typical Irish pub

Cherished across the world, the nation, and especially here in New England, the beloved Irish Pub is typically nestled in higher-traffic areas of towns and cities. Their proprietors open their doors, as one might open their home, to old friends and new to share some of their favorite food and ...

Bubble and Squeak a classic English dish

Hello again. Everything seems to have changed since I last wrote. We now have huge lines outside the supermarket, and everyone’s wearing masks, keeping a safe distance from each other. Obviously, this means a drastic reduction in shopping, and an increasing reliance on leftovers. The ...