| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The names of more victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, including a teacher who had just landed a permanent substitute position at the school.
Lauren Rousseau, 30, landed the subsitute job in November and was one...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. In the day since the worst massacre at a primary school in the country's history, stories of heroism in the face of death and of young...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:40 PM
In the mid-80s my high school choir director was Lena McLin, a legendary music teacher with an impressive and diverse list of mentees (R. Kelly, Mandy Patinkin, opera diva Jonita Lattimore). But Dr. McLin had little interest in rock music, so it was a...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Cynthia Earl Kerman, a retired Villa Julie College faculty member who wrote biographies of a Quaker economist and a Harlem Renaissance writer, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Glen Meadows retirement community. She was 89 and had lived in Lauraville....
| Jul 29, 2012
Since her death on Aug. 5, 1962, hundreds of books about Marilyn Monroe have been published by various writers, ranging from famous names such as Norman Mailer, Gloria Steinem and Joyce Carol Oates, to people who worked with her on movie sets. With so...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:57 PM
Twenty years ago, Bob Spitz spent several weeks touring Sicily in the company of Julia Child.
"We ate and drank and talked. We talked about her entire life," recalled the writer of "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child." "I had her voice in my...
| Aug 25, 2012
The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free.
The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:04 PM
I recently received a flattering note from a discerning Manchester reader, explaining that "you are one of the few reasons we keep buying the Commie Courant."
By "Commie Courant," I'm sure he didn't really mean that The Courant was part of the...