Sunday Magazine

Bed frame, bed needed, etc., add to the ‘rest’ of the story

“I say, you work eight hours, and you sleep eight hours – be sure they’re not the same eight hours” – T. Boone Pickens, American business magnate and financier. Sleep is essential to health and survival. The National Sleep Foundation recommends “going to bed at the same time and ...

Cross-dresser schemes behind his disapproving wife’s back

DEAR ABBY: I’m a married, heterosexual male. My wife found out a year ago that I have been cross-dressing, and she’s not OK with it. She told me not to do it anymore. I love my wife and I don’t want to lose her, but this is who I am and I can’t change it. I had an idea. My ...

Helping Hands

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please review your nonprofit’s listing, and refresh it as needed. What are your current needs? Contact person? Hours? Send changes to kpalmer@nashuatelegraph.com. Thank you! Helping Hands is a weekly feature that provides information about the needs of local nonprofit ...

Please stop shooting me with darts

Oh, you’re a puppy this morning. OK, well, try and keep the yapping down. Mama is still sleeping and I’m trying to get some work done. Mama’s sleeping because you kept her up all night. It’s not fun when you come into bed with us when it isn’t even light out. I know you had a ...

At 75, artist discusses struggles with mental health

The private Seattle studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves that reach the ceiling. Amid the ordered ...

Artist uses felt to recreate New York City grocery store

NEW YORK – If the hot dogs in this New York City bodega feel a little, well, soft and squishy, don’t worry, it’s not a health hazard. It’s art. A British artist has recreated the contents of a city bodega entirely in felt, the soft material usually favored by the school-going set. Lucy ...

Now See This: Art exhibits around and about

Gallery, Megan’s House partner up LOWELL, Mass. – The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market St., announced a new partnership with Megan’s House. The collaboration began during a conversation between Deb Belanger, executive director of Megan’s House Foundation, and Jim Dyment, ...

Review: ‘He Said/She Said’ is a thriller to savor

“He Said/She Said” by Erin Kelly; Minotaur; hardcover, 400 pages; $25.99. A solar eclipse attracts devoted followers who travel to the best sites to witness the phenomenon, aided by online forums, maps and social media. These eclipse chasers, who relish “celestial mechanics,” provide ...

‘Odd Numbers’ shows Anne Holt’s finest storytelling

“Odd Numbers” by Anne Holt; Scribner; hardcover, 336 pages; $27. Anne Holt’s finely constructed novels continue to pull back the curtain on Norwegian society as seen through the eyes of insightful police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen. In “Odd Numbers” (translated from the Norwegian by ...

Library Happenings

EDITOR’S NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org, nashualibrary.org. SUMMER READING PROgRAMS START JUNE 19 No matter how old you are, you can join a Nashua Public Library ...

Transportation needed to bring items to flea market

The first reference to the amazing phenomenon known as “a flea market” dates to Paris in the 1860s, and the “marche aux puces,” as it’s called in French. Likely located outdoors, these markets may be a step to starting a business, downsizing, or in some cases, to sell belongings ...

Dedicated walker tripped up by chatty office co-workers

DEAR ABBY: I have a step tracker. I am dedicated to getting in at least 10,000 steps every day, most of them walking around inside my office building at lunch. I walk quickly, often with headphones on. My problem is, I’m constantly confronted by people who stop me wanting to chat. I honestly ...

Helping Hands

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please review your nonprofit’s listing, and refresh it as needed. What are your current needs? Contact person? Hours? Send changes to kpalmer@nashuatelegraph.com. Thank you! Helping Hands is a weekly feature that provides information about the needs of local nonprofit ...

‘Migrant Mother’ photographer’s images of oppressed resonate

Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers’ camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to. It was 1936, during the throes of the Great Depression, and Lange took out her camera. The image she titled “Migrant Mother” became ...

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

NEW YORK – A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art Thursday night. Sotheby’s said the sale of “Untitled” was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The ...

Now See This

‘Dreamscape: Land & Water’ on view LOWELL, Mass. – Through Sunday, “Dreamscape: Land & Water” will be on exhibit at the Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Ave. Life is but a dream this month at The Loading Dock Gallery. Painter Bethany Peck and mixed-media artist Barbara ...

Dear, Harvard: 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard with a message on fighting inequality and taking risks in the name of innovation. Zuckerberg, who, like the graduates, is a millennial, started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. He dropped out the following year and returned Thursday to ...

Summer offers small portion of Milky Way

Finally, the Earth’s molasses-slow tilt will reach its end point – or, as we know it, the summer solstice – on June 21 just after midnight on the East Coast. From here, sunsets will begin reversing their recent trend and begin shaving a few minutes of daylight off each late afternoon. ...