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Hot Foot – Jonathan Doyle

Performance artist Jonathan Doyle, 29, who splits his time between Keene and Manhattan, was booted from the halfway point of Mt. Monadnock last fall after he was caught stalking Bigfoot on the trail. Doyle and his costumed friends — he…

Thinking Medal

Jimmy Cochran comes from a long line of skiers and even a fairly long line of Olympic skiers — so many of them the family is often dubbed “The Skiing Cochrans.” It all started with Jimmy’s grandparents, who built a…

Up Coming – Justin Cronin

You could call Justin Cronin’s “The Passage” a horror story about vampires. You could also call it an apocalyptic vision, a science fiction novel or even a mystery. But no matter what you call it, it’s a great read. The…

Double Visions

A Portsmouth family — living with the challenges of mitochondrial disease — lets us venture into their world.“Deaf Perception” opens with the title, “This film has been captioned for the signing impaired,” ushering the hearing into the world of 16-year-old…

Good Guy – Bert Jacobs

Life is Good. Three short words on a T-shirt, but there’s a long and amazing story behind the success of the two brothers, Bert and John Jacobs, who put them there. Both stay busy now, managing their $100 million privately…

Ninja Sensei

Leon Drucker (left) was introduced to the ancient art of Ninjutsu 25 years ago and since then has trained intensively, including in Japan under the last of the ninja masters. Today he is one of the most senior instructors of…

Hoops Hero Dave Cummings

“I just hope my fingertips don’t open up again,” Dave Cummings said before stepping to the free throw line inside the gymnasium at Epsom Central School. Too late. About an hour later and 650 free throws into his daily thousand…

King's Man – Russ Dorr

Author Stephen King is like the Sherlock Holmes of horror, detecting and exposing our deepest fears. And he has his Watson. Russ Dorr, a mild-mannered physician’s assistant living in Merrimack, has been King’s researcher, adviser and a close friend for…

Being Scrooge

In more than 30 years onstage in New England and beyond, actor/director George Piehl has played many major roles. But one that seems to suit him especially well is that of the cold-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ “A…

Being Bode: Young Man of the Mountain

Originally published in August 2008.Trying to get inside the mind of Bode Miller is a bit like trying to keep up with him on the slopes. You’ll never do it by playing safe. We took a chance and asked him…