| Mar 8, 2011
| 1:09 PM
I'm walking along a stretch of the Adriatic Sea that reminds me of another time, another hemisphere. It's not the forest of pine trees that offers shade along the seawall on a poster-perfect 70-degree day. It's not the little docked boats bobbing up and...
| Aug 28, 2011
It's tough to teach school. As controversies rage from coast to coast over pay, tenure and training, here's a 10-part primer on teachers — pay attention in case there's a pop quiz later.
1 Pink Floyd's 1979 song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II"...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 11:24 AM
Motherfucker With the Hat
Through Dec. 2, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
TheaterWorks aspires to be Hartford's edgiest professional theater company. They've extended their claim to the title with this production of...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Back Off, Mom. Parents Who Hover Impede Kids' Activity (Source: Time.com)
Parents, if you want your kids to get more exercise, you'd be wise to get out of their way.
In a new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers...
| Jun 9, 2011
On one of my days off, I decided to take my "resident" cap off and do Chicago's most touristy things possible. I hopped on a trolley, waited in lines with the throngs at Garrett Popcorn and did that thing at the "Bean" where you stand back and pretend...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Here is one such book.
What it is: "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli (1532, Italy). It was written around 1513 after the Medici regime reconquered the Florentine Republic and...
| Jan 31, 2012
The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
| Feb 2, 2012
The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:02 PM
The Conquest *** Cuando Nicolas Sarkozy se postuló a la presidencia de Francia en 2007, nadie daba un peso por este candidato caricaturizado por los medios. Cuando Sarkozy derrotó a los socialistas para suceder a Jacques Chirac y se coronó primer...
| Aug 10, 2008
What a scandal it would be to see Adolf Hitler's portrait hanging in Berlin today or tomorrow. Of course, it could never happen because German law prohibits the public display of celebratory portraits of Der Fuehrer, as well as Nazi signs and symbols like...
| Nov 1, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Derby season's just begun and already somebody is griping about awards â Jonathan Chait, senior editor of The New Republic, who quotes a line from Oscar best picture champ of 1977 in his recent article: "Nearly every field of human endeavor has a...