| 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"...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them.
| Jun 27, 2010
Because Mark Twain traveled widely and lived in several places, the centennial of his death has prompted special events at Twain-related sites across the U.S. Among them:
In Florida, Mo., about 40 miles west of Hannibal, Missouri's parks department...
| Apr 19, 2009
Ernest Lieblich, a businessman and philanthropist with a passion for the arts who financed the painstaking restoration of a valuable 1930s-era mural and helped uncover the true identity of one of its creators, died April 4 at his Los Feliz home. He was...
| Mar 29, 2009
How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and
the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Harper: 292 pp., $25.99
Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
| Jun 6, 2008
Leftist ideology may be gaining ground in Latin America. But it will never set foot on the manicured lawns of Francisco Marroquin University.
For nearly 40 years, this private college has been a citadel of laissez-faire economics. Here,...
| Nov 26, 2008
An Italian right-wing party is offering 1,500 euros ($1,930) to parents who name their babies after wartime fascist dictator Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele, saying their names are under threat.
The MSI-Fiamma Tricolore party, the descendant of...
| Jan 22, 2008
If you're like me, you probably watch Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." If you're like me, you probably also turn to reruns of "Scrubs" or "Seinfeld" when the newsmaker interview comes on. If that's the case, you probably missed me and Jon Stewart...
| Nov 1, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Derby season's just begun and already somebody is griping about awards — 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...