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  • In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    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...
  • 'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History

    'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History
    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...
  • Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad

    Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad
    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...
  • Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat

    Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat
    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...
  • No One Paying Attention As Amistad Took On Water

    No One Paying Attention As Amistad Took On Water
    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,...
  • State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered

    State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered
    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...
  • 9/4/2013-Avast Ye Lubbers

    9/4/2013-Avast Ye Lubbers
    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...
  • State Pours Money Into Amistad, Must Demand Accountability

    State Pours Money Into Amistad, Must Demand Accountability
    Connecticut needs to renegotiate its relationship with Amistad, its tall ship, to get a guarantee in writing that the ship will be in the state and open to the public four months a year. That's the least the state should get in return for spending...
  • Immigration reform rally set

    SOUTH BEND -- A rally and street fair Friday at the Jon Hunt Plaza by the downtown Morris Performing Arts Center will urge legislators to pass immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship. The Northern Indiana Coalition for Immigration...
  • Film Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    The director of "Precious" and "The Paperboy" plays things relatively straight in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a sprawling, highly fictional biopic of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen that also positions itself as a panoramic snapshot of the...
  • Teen Artists Showcased In Hartford

    Teen Artists Showcased In Hartford
    Neighborhood Studios, the summer programs run by the City of Hartford for creative teens, in collaboration with local arts venues, will wrap up its 2013 season with a series of showcases of artworks created by students in the program. On Wednesday, July...