I wrote an essay about how Sinéad O'Connor's album "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" affected me as a teen and what it taught me about the importance of speaking up.
My daughter has autism spectrum disorder, and it affects every part of her life.
We've tried many summer camp programs — some with more structure than others.
Factors in choosing a summer camp program includes putting trust in the counselors.
Attending summer camp is a rite of passage — the chance for kids to be loud, get dirty, or jump in a pool 50 times in a row if they want. But for neurodiverse kids and their parents, the experience can be agonizing, stressful, and filled with dread, tear...
An essay on what happens when Pharrell and Daft Punk get together and make music.
New Hampshire residents involved in protecting the legacy of the Old Man of the Mountain, the rock face that crumbled on May 3, 2003, share their memories.
Old-time banjo player Nora Brown of Brooklyn talks with Union Leader about her latest album of Appalachian covers, Long Time To Be Gone.
Golden years 2.0: From computer and Zumba classes to lifestyle workshops, Cashin Center is calling all seniors
MANCHESTER, NH – Emily Conrad says there’s been a drop-off in attendance at Cashin Senior Activity Center since the pandemic began, and has some theories as to why.
“I don’t know if that’s because they are afraid to come out or they don’t think we’re open. But there’s been a gap here,” says Conrad, a senior services specialist at Cashin.
She also thinks its location may play a role.
“I think a lot of times people don’t think of ‘what is that big brick buildin...
When inducting The Go-Go’s into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Oct. 30, 2021, actress Drew Barrymore divulged a secret: the new wave band’s 1981 album, Beauty and the Beat, changed her life when she heard it at age 6. She told the crowd she “spent hours staring at (the) cover and the backside, all of them in the bathtub.”
To a 6-year-old girl like Drew, the vinyl album cover must have given an air of decadent glamour. Set against a cloudy blue background, the front features the all-female pu...
I wrote about Joanna Newsom's debut, The Milk-Eyed Mender....
"There’s always been something special about the sound of a solitary singer with an acoustic guitar and a story to tell. It’s been that way for centuries, folk songs sung in England and North America between troubadours in local communities, the same songs often being transformed lyrically, melodically and with a change in the narrative. Sometimes a protagonist becomes a villain, and sometimes the details are given more or less clarity, but the performance itself remains captivating, no instru..."
April Holmes’ idea for a wearable floral design came about in the dead of winter in the woods outside her Candia home.
“I spend a lot of time walking. I’ve dealt with chronic health issues, and nature has just been incredibly healing,” she says.
While on one walk, Holmes noticed just how dead the woods seemed, until she looked a little bit closer.
“There’s nothing left when there’s snow on the ground. There’s no green, there’s no life, it seems like. But then as you’re walking through, birch ...
Families looking for an outdoor adventure around New Hampshire this summer could consider horseback riding led by experienced trail guides. Previous experience is not necessary - just come with an open mind and a love of the outdoors.