The Hundred Foot Journey — Cinematic comfort food

Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren in The Hundred Foot Journey.

Like a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant, The Hundred Foot Journey warms the palette with its touching story of a young man who discovers his destiny as a master chef. While the characters can feel familiar, and the situations may become predictable, the film is prepared with so much ...

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Love, sex, and guilt at Westport Country Playhouse

Sarah Manton, Geneva Carr, and Matthew Greer in Alan Ayckbourn’s “Things We Do for Love,” directed by John Tillinger, at Westport Country Playhouse, now playing through Sept. 7 (203-227-4177 or —Carol Rosegg photo

If ever there was a “bittersweet” play it is Alan Ayckbourn’s Things We Do For Love. Here is a play beautifully directed by John Tillinger that features characters who are in love in different ways. For instance, Babara, who rents the basement to postman Gilbert and the upstairs bedroom to old ...

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Jurassic Park and Ford thrillers coming up

Jurassic Park

Take a break from the start of the school year to savor some entertaining movies from the Hollywood archives. Here are a few offerings this weekend on broadcast television and non-premium cable. Jurassic Park (1993) No matter how many times you have seen this Spielberg classic, some moments ...

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Book fair in Redding; Blues, Views & BBQ in Westport

Matt Storch of Match Restaurant. The 7th Blues, Views & BBQ Festival in Westport will take place Saturday and Sunday on the Westport Library and Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts grounds, off Jesup Road. For information, visit

Longtime tradition The Mark Twain Library Book Fair, one of the oldest and largest book sales in New England, will take place through Labor Day weekend at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road (Route 107). The Mark Twain Library, founded by Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) with a donation ...

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Vermont: Two peaks in the Green Mountain State

The view from Mt. Mansfield, with Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks in the distance.

You would expect Vermont to have good hiking. It is, after all, the least densely settled of the eastern states excepting Maine. It’s covered top-to-bottom by those famous Green Mountains too. Somehow, though, it had stayed off my hiking wish list. In part this was because, having seen bits of ...

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2014 Range Rover Evoque: Get past its great looks and find a great SUV

2014 Range Rover Evoque.

It’s hard to do, but try to look past the Range Rover Evoque’s stunning shape. Even if it looked frumpy, it would be one special sport-utility vehicle. And it certainly doesn’t look frumpy. Beneath the daring styling, Evoque’s unique qualities are readily discernible. The manufacturer, Tata ...

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Ahi tuna, fresh off the grill

Ahi tuna with arugula and citrus aioli.

Every time I think of Florida my heart smiles. We have been back and forth to this stunning little island, Hutchinson Island, where my in-laws have lived now for 27 years. Coming back from a great time there I remember all of the little things that make it magical and special to me and I... Read More