Word of Mouth
1:23 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival

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It’s been 25 years since Larry David’s “show-about-nothing” debuted on NBC, but it lives on. Recently a critic made the argument that Seinfeld not only transformed the sitcom but paved the way for television’s anti-hero dramas. Plus, not even a month into summer, you may already be approaching capacity on grilled burgers and hot dogs. JM Hirsch, food editor for the Associated Press joins us to inject new ideas into the outdoor cooking season. And, a sneak peak of bands heading to western Massachusetts for this weekend’s Green River Festival.

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Seinfeld, The Original Anti-Hero

Modern TV shows are awash with anti-heroes – but can it be argued that Jerry Seinfeld was the first? Matt Zoller Seitz says ‘yes’ in his New York Magazine article “How Seinfeld Paved the Way For Tony Soprano” where he makes the case that Seinfeld set the scene for television’s new golden age.

Snowpiercer Comes To Concord

The sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer is a star-studded movie that was top-trending topic on twitter last weekend…so why is it only being shown 300 theaters across the US this weekend…including one in New Hampshire? You catch it at the Red River Theatres in Concord.

A New Twist On Summer Grilling

J.M. Hirsch is food editor for the Associated Press and author of Beating the Lunch Box Blues. If you’re getting tired of burgers and hot dogs, he gave us some ideas for creative dishes, hot off the grill.

America’s Best Beach Towns

National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed some of the best spots along the shore in its article “In Praise of the American Beach Town”. Keith Bellows, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler Magazine, joined us to discuss what elements make for a truly great beach town.

Green River Festival 2014

The 2014 Green River Festival boasts an impressive lineup of musicians, local food, a craft fair, and to top it all off, hot air balloon rides. Producer Zach Nugent spoke with festival director Jim Olsen about some of the lesser known acts performing at this year’s festival, July 12-13 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. One of the artists will be Darlingside, and you can see one of their performances from Live in Studio D here.

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