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  • Jervey Tervalon has a taste for observation in 'Monster's Chef'

    Jervey Tervalon has a taste for observation in 'Monster's Chef'
    The novelist Jervey Tervalon likes to share this interesting fun fact about his life: He was born in the same year as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Tervalon, 55, is a professional teller and gatherer of stories and also a busy literary networker....
  • Resources To Find More on Slavery In Connecticut

    A listing of recommended books, films, websites and places to visit in Connecticut to learn more about the state's historical involvement with slavery. • • • BOOKS:   "Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650," by Kathleen Joan Bragdon,...
  • 2014 Summer Book Events In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Book Events In Connecticut
    Events featuring authors and poets are scheduled this spring and summer. Here are some highlights: Neil Gaiman International best-selling British author of fantasy, whose work includes the comic book series "The Sandman" and novels "Stardust,"...
  • Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
  • Spielberg draws throngs to Lincoln ceremony

    Spielberg draws throngs to Lincoln ceremony
    Before a record-breaking crowd of more than 700, filmmaker Steven Spielberg was honored with the Lincoln Leadership Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation on March 19 at the Hilton Chicago. This annual award honors individuals...
  • Kevin Young on 'Book of Hours'

     Kevin Young on 'Book of Hours'
    "Book of Hours," Kevin Young's heartfelt, beautifully crafted new collection of poems, is a chronicle of a series of seismic changes in his life. It begins with the sudden death of his father, an ophthalmologist, as the result of a hunting accident and...
  • Oscars 2014: For many, '12 Years a Slave' is too hard to watch

    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...
  • The Oscars and the Holocaust-film myth

    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...
  • Matthew McConaughey on 'Dallas Buyers Club': 'Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career'

    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...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    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....
  • Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom

     Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom
    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...