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  • Charter School Group Refuses To Disclose Financial Terms Of Sharpe's Departure

    Charter School Group Refuses To Disclose Financial Terms Of Sharpe's Departure
    HARTFORD — A charter management group that runs five public schools in Connecticut refused on Wednesday to release financial details involving the abrupt departure this past weekend of its former CEO, Michael M. Sharpe. Family Urban Schools of...
  • Democrats Reap $91,000 From Charter Schools Advocate And His Family

    There may be no better illustration of state Democrats' massive fundraising efforts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election year than the political donations of Jonathan Sackler and his extended family. A total of $91,000 in donations has rolled into...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Best children's books to give as gifts

    Does the world really need another book about Papa Bears and their Baby Bears? If the book is the outrageously charming French import "The Bear's Song" by Benjamin Chaud, the answer is a resounding yes. -------------------- This piece first ran...