New Hampshire Magazine - April 2011

Granite Gang - Super Secret Project

With a run of YouTube hits on their hands, New Hampshire's Super Secret Project has gone viral. This time they're rapping an ode to everyone's best friend in this last blizzard-packed winter: "The Plow Guy Boogaloo." The video features parodies…

Goldfish in a Pickle Jar

The many reasons Charles Simic was chosen as the country's poet laureate."It was such a sad story, it made everyone laugh" - it is a signature Simic sentence that neatly illustrates what makes his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry so stimulating, evidenced…

Required Stops

The Secretary of State's office is a "must" for presidential candidates.The campaign for the next New Hampshire presidential primary has been slow to get moving, but once it does, presidential candidates will have to quickly find their way around the…

Nicola's Trattoria

Changing Spaces: Keene Trattoria moves with the times.Love happens. Fireworks especially seem to happen for students who travel abroad. So began the story of Nicola's Trattoria in Keene - how an Italian native came to settle in the Monadnock Region.In…

Doin' That Old Soft Shoe

If you want to know the power of a well-timed compliment, listen up. Once when I was in seventh grade my social studies teacher put on a record of "West Side Story" and had the class divide up into Sharks…

Funny Man

Ask Juston McKinney to name the most incredible experience so far in his rise to the heights of the comedy world and he says it was his appearance on the Jay Leno show ("it was a goal of mine from…

Ditch the House

Senior communities are safer, easier and fun.Admittedly, the first night at their new cottage was lonely for Sue and Dick Kaplan. As the first residents to move into The Boulders Community, the newest of the RiverWoods family of senior living…

Discover Derry

A look inside ReRuns - The Best of the PastHow can you tell if someone is really your friend? They take you to ReRuns and let you browse for hours. This charming yellow house, set back from Rte. 102 in…

The Ikea of Yesteryear

First example of modern modular furniture.Thank you for sending me an image of your bookcase. It is a Globe-Wernicke Elastic Bookcase, one of the first examples of "modern" modular furniture that could be ordered to suit one's office or home…

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