New Hampshire Magazine - February 2011

Why Not?

That's the question artist Richard Haynes is asking.He grew up in the deep South in the 1950s, a tough time for African-American children like him - segregated schools, restaurants, water fountains and all the other implements of discrimination profoundly shaped…

Valentine Finder

A handy-dandy test for selecting the perfect Valentine's Day gift.Ah, Valentine's Day - you can almost hear the stock in antacids climbing as it approaches, as men from far and wide try to figure out how not to end up…

Child Star - Jackson Nicoll

When a Hollywood casting call with hundreds of cute contenders is narrowed down to just one, you know that's got to be a cool kid. And Jackson Nicoll, 7, who makes his movie debut alongside Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg…

Food & Spirit

A "delicious collection" of one woman's stories.When you start reading Edie Clark's "Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers" [Powersbridge Press, $14.95], you can feel your soul settle down, your heart rate slow. Word by elegant word, she pulls you into her…

Candidate Crushes

Next year's primary is on Valentine's Day - prepare to be wooed.During this time of year elementary school teachers play out their annual ritual of trying to catch students passing notes that gauge romantic interest by asking a crush to…

Oh, O

Concord gains another gathering spot.It took much longer than expected, but O Steaks and Seafood has finally opened in Concord. The chic new setting in the Capital Commons is making a grand statement about prosperity and renewal on South Main…

My Date with Taylor Swift

At the Best of NH Party in 2003, I was busy overseeing the flow of performers appearing on stage (I'm entertainment chair for the event) when a woman approached me and asked if her daughter could perform some songs. We…

Letters to the Editor

Need a Good Reason for Spotting the Newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a Winter Survival Kit packed with Dead Sea Salt Bath Crystals, Muscle Therapy Arnica Cream, Breathe Easy Pillow Spray, Winter Chap Guard and Tea…

Silents Night

It's the next best thing to time travel - composer/performer Jeff Rapsis can take you back to the silent film era and make you feel like you're living it. Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Charlie Chaplin - they're all there. Rapsis…