Colin McEnroe | To Wit

Jean Paul Gaultier in Mango is the New Black

June 24, 2014 3:50 PM EDT

You know how, on “Law & Order” they say: “Don’t leave town”? It turns out sometimes you can leave town. A judge postponed a sentencing hearing Monday for Lisa Wilson-Foley, the former congressional candidate who pleaded guilty to corruption charges. The deferral will allow Wilson-Foley to travel with her child to a camp in France.


We have named our police officers in such a way as to mess with your big stupid pot-addled head

June 24, 2014 3:44 PM EDT

From this: WEST HARTFORD — A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after police conducting a search of his house allegedly found 46 marijuana plants. Police said they obtained a search warrant for 848 Flatbush Ave. after receiving several anonymous tips concerning the address. Officers executed the warrant at that address on Monday morning and […]


This week on the CMS

June 8, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

Monday: The Scramble welcomes SuperGuest Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio! Also, a look back at this weekend’s Tony Awards with Frank Rizzo, who writes about theater for the Hartford Courant in his blog, “Behind The Curtain”. Last, the New Britain Rock Cats move is rockin’ the state and the vibrations are strong between New Britain […]


The Baseball Thing

June 5, 2014 10:04 AM EDT

This first thing you have to do, if you want to ask normal journalistic questions about a big sports project, is prove that you’re a decent American and not some pansy, creampuff college boy who spent his adolescence holed up in a study carrel reading Herbert Marcuse and comic books instead of masturbating to the […]


The New York Times Is Losing It

May 18, 2014 1:58 PM EDT

Ask any attorney who handles employment law: this is the dumbest thing the New York Times could have done. Even if its true, it’s a mistake to say it, because (a) it makes them look like they’re panicking and (b) the state of employment law in 2014 militates against both public and private belittling of one’s […]


My Bad Prediction and the GOP’s Hidden Diversity

May 17, 2014 10:44 PM EDT

Here is this week’s column. First things first: So much for my predictive abilities.  My editor Peter Pach tried, on Wednesday, when I filed the column, to talk me out of this paragraph. Six years later, here is their probable field: Five white men running for the five congressional seats. White men running for governor, […]


Phillippe Petit Leads A Sparkling Week on the Show

May 10, 2014 3:03 PM EDT

Coming up this week on the Colin McEnroe Show: Monday: The Scramble Eric Deggans, music critic for NPR, joins us at the start of TV network upfront week. This is where the five major broadcast networks parade their best prospects for next year’s break-out hits in front of advertisers with lots of money. And, does […]


Fare Thee Well, My Martha

May 10, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

It was a bad poll, but it was just one poll. My guess is that Martha Dean is dropping out for other reasons, although God knows the bad poll didn’t help. At this stage, it’s all about the delegates, and Dean probably wasn’t finding many who would support her at the convention. (Of course, you […]


Ain’t These Bodies Saints?

April 28, 2014 10:22 AM EDT

From the canonization coverage. Relics of each man – a container of blood from John Paul and a piece of skin from John – were placed near the altar. Yikes.


This Week on the CMS

April 27, 2014 3:21 PM EDT

Monday: The Scramble We bring you the latest head-turning, maybe chin-scratching, but hopefully interesting news from this weekend. But first, superguest David Daley, editor-in-chief of Salon.com will talk with Colin about what’s on his mind.  One way or another, we’ll look at the Donald Sterling controversy. And maybe the double-barreled canonizations.  How about the redrawing of […]