| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:20 PM
The National Endowment for the Arts announced its latest round of funding, awarding 15 grants to Connecticut arts groups, totaling $1,024,200.
Receiving the largest funding is the state office of the arts under the Department of Economic and Community...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men.
Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:24 AM
WHAT: Literature's little monkey is back at Orlando Science Center. The "Curious George: Let's Get Curious!" exhibit, which passed through the museum in 2011, begins its return engagement Saturday. The exhibit, set where George and The Man with the Yellow...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products
Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Let's begin with the obvious, and most pressing, question: How in the name of Jumbo the Elephant (he's real — look it up) did a south-central Wisconsin town of 12,000 become the circus capital of the world?
It all goes back to five brothers...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:10 PM
When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
| May 2, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Cuban musician Juan Formell, 71, who for more than four decades was the driving force behind the big band salsa orchestra Los Van Van, died Thursday, Cuban state television reported in Havana. The cause was not given.
Formell received a Latin Grammy...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Nestled along the shores of Cape Breton Island lies the charming seaside town of Baddeck. Steeped in the same Celtic, artistic and fishing traditions as the rest of the island, this tiny town has managed to maintain its authenticity in a way that many...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I can't stop smiling.
I'm walking in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny (http://giverny.org/gardens/fcm/visitgb.htm) on a sunny day, gardens with nearly 100,000 plants and a riot of colorful flowers, not to mention the famous lily pads immortalized in...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:59 PM
When professional storyteller Leslie Perry was in his prime, his performances were electrifying displays of verbal pyrotechnics, with Perry shouting out passages like a hellfire preacher while sometimes dancing back and forth on the stage, his fists...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space.
I went alone...