The sheriff department's officer was standing on my doorstep, still trembling with excitement. The red and blue lights from the patrol car flashed over his face, which was incredulous at the site of the person who opened the door at three in the morning - me, a middle-aged, gray-haired man in Nick & ... More >>
Following yesterday's hearing on California's Proposition 8 (whose decision will likely fall into the hands of swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy), another case is coming through the Supreme Court this morning. The justices are hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Mar ... More >>
Yesterday, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney completed their final full day of what will go down as one of the most incessant, important, negative and, yes, divisive presidential races in the history of the United States. The two candidates spent their last 24 hour ... More >>
Friday brings us some more weed news from the Northeast.
Though Connecticut potpreneurs are readying themselves for a medical marijuana-prompted business boom, it doesn't look like that will be the case in New Hampshire quite yet.
Citing patient "risks" and calling cannabis a "serious drug," Gov. ... More >>
Still Better Than The Beatles: A Tribute To The Shaggs / A Benefit for the Fremont, N.H. Historical Society & 250th Anniversary Committee
The Bell House
Friday, April 13
Better than: The Kraftwerk tribute.
YouTube recently declared a new Worst Band Ever. Whether or not the hapless outfit from ... More >>
The National Organization for Marriage spent a quarter million dollars lobbying in New Hampshire. Republicans held majorities in both of the Granite State's legislative bodies. And the latest tool in stopping delaying same-sex marriage equality is to "let the voters decide" on whether queers should ... More >>
Did you know that Jimmy McMillan, of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, has an IRL political rival?
Enter Vermin Supreme, the "friendly fascist" with a boot-hat, whose platform pretty much amounts to "ponies, fuck yeah!" and zombie-preparedness.
McMillan and Supreme will duke it out at 8:30 this ev ... More >>
Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary last night, winning 39 percent of the vote more or less exactly as expected.
Ron Paul came in a distant second with 23 percent of the vote, John Huntsman took third with 17 percent, and Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum each got about 9 percent. Texas Govern ... More >>
The GOP debates have essentially turned into a traveling theater production, and today's matinee in New Hampshire was surprisingly energetic given their late performance last night. After going easy on Romney yesterday, the other candidates tried to stick it to him during this morning's MSNBC debate ... More >>
The smooth-haired former governor of Massachusetts placed his foot firmly in his mouth last night at an event in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney told the audience that the Republicans were going to hang Barack Obama. Well, it sounds worse than it was, but it was pretty bad!
A study in Great Britain found that kids given high levels of processed foods are at a greater risk for developing lower IQs.
More tainted meat is being recalled in Southern California due to possible E. coli contamination.
[Nation's Restaurant News]
A new survey finds that more than ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 23, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 32
The Limits of Power In a Garden of Delights
by Michael C. D. Macdonald
At first, things don't look good. Backstage, a network reporter complains, "no crowd releases, seats look a bit empty as the show st ... More >>
You gotta love the vox populi traditions of New England. Though New Hampshire got gay marriage passed back in ought-nine, opponents have been busy and the judiciary committee of the NH House recently considered recommending repeal. (The effort failed.)
State representative Nancy Elliott (R- ... More >>
A New Hampshire lobsterman caught a rare, cobalt-blue lobster last Wednesday. The 1 1/2-pound lobster will not be boiled alive, but will instead live out its days at the Seacoast Science Center. Only one in 5 million lobsters are blue.
[NY Daily News]
In these times of do-it-yourself cooking ... More >>
Maine's got gay marriage. Governor John Baldacci signed a marriage equality bill that passed the state legislature this morning.
New England is kicking New York's ass. Massachusetts got the ball rolling. New Hampshire's lawmakers have passed a gay marriage law that waits on the governor. Vermont o ... More >>
"Then he felt a kind of queerness come over him at having said what he'd said; though, naturally, being a New Hampshireman, he wouldn't take it back." -- Stephen Vincent Benet, "The Devil and Daniel Webster."
The New Hampshire state senate just passed, by a vote of 13 to 11, HB436, a gay marriage ... More >>