| Mar 2, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Each week, Courant boys basketball beat writer Tom Yantz evaluates the top individual performances by area players and selects his Fabulous 15. The best from last week:
Colin Codero, Bolton: Poured in 48 points in losses to Canton and Granby.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges.
'Dazed and Confused'
" 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
In the early days of the 20th century, Anna Louise Jamesthe daughter of a Virginia plantation slave who escaped to Connecticut via the Underground Railroadbecame the first female African American pharmacist in Connecticut. On Thursday, March 13, a lecture...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Come Sunday night, director Steve McQueen's critically praised rendering of the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Antebellum South, may win the Academy Award for best picture.
So why isn't everyone...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Among the 25 or so awards to be handed out at Sunday's Oscars will be the prize for documentary short. One of the less recognized categories at the annual ceremony, the doc short field this year contains a certain newsworthiness because of the inclusion...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It may not be to most actors' tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.
"For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!" the actor says.
Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Chiwetel Ejiofor has finally arrived. And the proof comes when he doesn't -- at least not immediately.
He is now 15 minutes late for his breakfast interview. The owner of the Beverly Hills cafe is anxiously awaiting the appearance of the actor, whose...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The history of slavery in Connecticut is a tragic one. The story of African Americans in Connecticut has included living with bias, cruelty and disregard; despicable treatment balanced by hope, perseverance and tenacity.
These experiences are told...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:13 PM
In 1794, the Connecticut Courant's 30th year of publication, there appeared in the paper an advertisement for two stage comedies — "Child of Nature" and "Love Alamode" — being performed by the Old American Company. Doors would open at 6 p.m.,...