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  • Can't-Miss Field Goals? Brimah Streak On Line Vs. Duke

    Can't-Miss Field Goals? Brimah Streak On Line Vs. Duke
    STORRS — The name Jahlil Okafor jumps off the page and into every UConn fan's cereal bowl this week. But what about Ray Voelkel and Torian Oglesby? Amida Brimah never heard of them. Of course, when UConn beat Duke for the NCAA title in 1999 and...
  • Kevin Ollie: "A Great Opportunity, and I Want Our Guys to Seize It" ... Notes, Quotes From UConn Practice

        STORRS – UConn-vs.Duke, wall-to-wall. It doesn’t happen every year, so when it does, it’s big. Thursday night is no exception. Tons of content up on courant.com now, with more to come, on the great history and the current...
  • What is Chanukah?

    Last night we lit the first candle, for it was the first night of this minor, eight-day Jewish holiday that's become a major one in our time. Maybe because of its proximity to Christmas and the temptation to provide some sort of Jewish equivalent. Once...
  • Epic novel swirls around Bob Marley, Jamaican history

    "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James; Riverhead (688 pages, $28.95) Marlon James' "A Brief History of Seven Killings" should win some kind of award for ironic untruth-telling in titling. It is indeed a novel, though a historical one...
  • As Australia mourns siege victims, prime minister launches inquiry

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Wednesday for an investigation to determine how self-proclaimed Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis, an Iranian immigrant with a long and volatile history, slipped through the cracks of the nation’s law...
  • Gloria Molina donates her papers to Huntington Library

    Gloria Molina donates her papers to Huntington Library
    With no room left on Mt. Rushmore, Gloria Molina has found another way to achieve lasting proximity to some of the Untied States’ greatest politicians: She capped her 23 years on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors by donating her papers...
  • UCF volleyball makes history with three AVCA All-Americans

    UCF volleyball makes history with three AVCA All-Americans
    UCF volleyball made history again in 2014. Three players, DeLaina Sarden, Kaye-Alese Green and Kia Bright, landed All-America honorable mentions from the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday. You could say it's been one heck of a season for...
  • D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' draws on history, sublime grooves

    In a brief forward in the liner notes for "Black Messiah," the great new album from the soul artist known simply as D'Angelo, the creator declares his intentions with a dose of humility. "'Black Messiah' is a hell of a name for an album," he writes,...
  • James Franco, Hal Hartley Films Feature in Berlin's Panorama Lineup

    LONDON -- Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section has revealed its first 19 films, which include Hal Hartley's latest "Ned Rifle," and "I Am Michael," in which James Franco stars as a gay rights activist who becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor. Hartley,...
  • Top 14 from '14: The Year in Sports

    The Sports Xchange Top 14 from '14: The Year in Sports The year in sports brought many memories, including special firsts, a dynasty debate the return of a king and a coup of an NBA owner. The Sports Xchange tapped the correspondents who brought the...
  • Vintage videogame found in New Mexico landfill sent to Smithsonian

    A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame extracted from a New Mexico landfill where hundreds of the cartridges were dumped after the game flopped in the 1980s has made its way to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The games were found earlier...