Bread for All

Artisan Bread-makers in the Merrimack Valley At once a relatively simple and incredibly important food nearly everywhere in the world, the story of bread is deeply intertwined with the story of humans as social beings; that we cannot truly “break bread” alone is exemplified in the art, literature, song, history and traditions of virtually every… Read More

Amanda Leahy

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 2/7/19

ONE: According to Northern Essex Community College chemistry professor Mike Cross, chocolate might just be the “perfect indulgence.” Join Cross at the Hollis Social Library on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. as he shares his knowledge, as both a chemist and a passionate lover of chocolate, during “Chocolate: The Perfect Indulgence with the Chocolate… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

The Strange! The Weird! The Macabre!

Oddities in the Merrimack Valley A strange and curious thing has started happening in Lowell. Every month or so at Mill No. 5, the fifth floor is taken over by displays of taxidermied wildlife, funeral items, doll heads in teacups, dark drawings and old maps. The Oddity Marketplace, as the event is called, draws lovers… Read More

Artemis Savory

A&E Highlights – Weakened Friends with Future Teens, Daisybones and Pity Pattern

Weakened Friends with Future Teens, Daisybones and Pity Pattern UnchARTed  l  February 8 Self-described “indie noise junk band” Weakened Friends is a wiry, whimsical and wild fusion of disarming pop hooks and fuzzed-out riffs, with lyrics that — as their name and aesthetic might suggest — explore the weariness and self-deprecation that comes with being a… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
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