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Tim Clark

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Katharine Hepburn; The Unlikely Star | New England’s Gifts

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Katharine Hepburn; The Unlikely Star | New England’s Gifts

Go find one of Kate Hepburn’s early movies from the 1930s: Bringing Up Baby or Holiday, for example. It’s almost shocking how modern she is, how different from the other women in those films. She’s all angles and intelligence—so sharp you could cut yourself on her. What’s she doing with

Christa McAuliffe | New England’s Gifts

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Christa McAuliffe | New England’s Gifts

Before Christa McAuliffe was selected to be the first teacher in space aboard the Challenger, capturing the country’s hearts and imaginations, she was a popular social-studies teacher at Concord High School. When she became a hometown hero, a young reporter, Bob Hohler, was assigned to follow her journey for the

Sanctuary for Desperate People in Boats | New England’s Gifts

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Sanctuary for Desperate People in Boats | New England’s Gifts

Gruesome images today of refugees, fleeing poverty and war in North Africa and the Middle East, only to drown in Mediterranean waters, are arousing horror and sympathy around the world. European governments are faced with painful decisions: How many can they take in without being overwhelmed? The crisis is a

USS Constitution | New England’s Gifts

USS Constitution | New England’s Gifts

I‘ve visited the USS Constitution during school vacations, crowded with chattering kids. I once sat in an open gunport, close to the water, during one of her annual turnaround cruises. I’ve seen the venerable frigate from below, when she was in dry dock, and I’ve touched her massive keel. But

Lovesick Moose

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Lovesick Moose

It began in October 1986, when Larry Carrara of Shrewsbury, Vermont, who worked at the General Electric Plant in North Clarendon and did a little farming up on Carrara Mountain, saw a 700-pound bull moose in one of his pastures. The moose seemed mesmerized by Jessica, one of Larry’s Hereford

Book Review | When We Were the Kennedys

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Book Review | When We Were the Kennedys

This year millions of words will be printed and spoken about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. None will be as moving as When We Were the Kennedys, a memoir by Monica Wood. Seven months before the gunshots in Dallas, the author’s father, Albert Wood,

2014 Book Reviews | New England Wish List

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2014 Book Reviews | New England Wish List

The half-dozen books I liked best in the last year have two things in common. One is that their authors have all contributed articles to this magazine. The other is that they all have to do with a sense of place, which is, at heart, what this magazine is all

Thanksgiving Day Guest List | Real, Dead, and Fictitious

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Thanksgiving Day Guest List | Real, Dead, and Fictitious

We made a  Thanksgiving Day guest list of all the famous New Englanders — living and dead, real and fictitious — we’d like to see around our table on the day of the big feast.

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing
on turkey and gravy and cranberry dressing,
and welcome our