Book: Cultish

Cultish By Amanda Montell (320 pages, nonfiction, 2021) In this second book by the creator of the podcast ‘Sounds Like a Cult,’ Amanda Montell discusses the language people use to make themselves and others feel like they belong. Language is the primary tool we use to interact with society, and the word choices we make define how we view ourselves and others. More importantly, it can be used to manipulate others – but only if...

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Barbara Morse’s ‘Around Town’ at chamber
Apr05

Barbara Morse’s ‘Around Town’ at chamber

New Hampshire Art Association artist Barbara Morse will have her artwork on display in an exhibit titled, “Around Town,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center beginning in April. Morse has developed her own style of drawing with graphite that she calls “In Sharp Focus.” Indeed, those viewing her work could easily get lost in examining all the details she puts into her pieces. A Connecticut native, receiving her...

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City news: Outdoor dining begins April 15 in Concord
Apr05

City news: Outdoor dining begins April 15 in Concord

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Outdoor dining During the March City Council meeting, the City established a permanent outdoor dining policy in the City of Concord. This new program is an effort by the City to establish a uniform application and standards, as well as...

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Bulletin Board
Apr05

Bulletin Board

Author talk From the co-author of The Spirit Almanac and mindbodygreen’s Senior Sustainability Editor comes a timely guide to reconnecting with the outdoors, with new science on why nature makes us healthier and happier in body and soul. Author Emma Loewe visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on April 13 at 7 p.m. to present Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is joined in conversation by Gibson’s...

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An artistic journey to the White Mountains
Apr05

An artistic journey to the White Mountains

Writer Howard Mansfield and composer Ben Cosgrove will be performing “A Journey to the White Mountains in Words and Music” at the Capitol Center for the Arts on April 14, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 and are available online at ccanh.com. The show is about how the discovery of the White Mountains affects us to this day. “Pioneering artists in the 19th Century taught Americans how to look at the wilderness,” said Mansfield. “Americans...

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Book: The Last Bookshop in London
Apr05

Book: The Last Bookshop in London

The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II By Madeline Martin (320 pages, fiction, 2021) It is August 1939. Grace Bennett and her best friend Viv have always wanted to live in London. They travel to the big city just as blackout curtains are being put up and people are preparing for the blitz. Viv gets a job at Harrod’s, the magnificent department store. But Grace is given a job (reluctantly) by Mr. Evans at his bookshop....

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