| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
AVON — The Avon Free Public Library will hold a series of programs this winter that focus on medical ethics and race using a book about the life of a black woman whose death helped bring about medical breakthroughs.
The series kicks off on Jan....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Steven Spielberg was in Washington on Tuesday evening as the National Archives as the org's foundation honored him with its Records of Achievement Award, in part for "Lincoln" and other historical films.
David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Aunque las nominaciones al Oscar no se conocerán hasta el 16 de enero, desde ya 12 Years a Slave se perfila como la película con mayores posibilidades de seducir a La Academia.
Este favoritismo viene alimentado por la presencia de Chiwetel Ejiofor y...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:24 AM
One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations.
It is a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven.
Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:59 PM
There is no disagreement on how important the sailing ship Amistad — which carried slaves from Cuba along America's Atlantic coast — is to the history of the abolitionist movement or to Connecticut. The modern-day, 129-foot replica of Amistad,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:16 PM
I have been aboard the sailing ship Amistad several times recently here in Puerto Rico and she looked better than she has in years — despite the recent controversy surrounding her not being in Connecticut waters after receiving millions in state...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:04 PM
My granddaughter Hannah and I sailed the Amistad about 10 years ago. Well, “sailed” might not be the word. We got on the ship at the dock in New Haven Harbor and the vessel chugged out to the breakwater and back under diesel power. But the man...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The tall ship Amistad, once Connecticut's ambassador, is becoming a symbol of mismanagement, lax oversight and tax dollars wasted.
It's good that the state ordered a five-year audit of the finances of the ship's operator, Amistad America; one is...