| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:27 AM
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,...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Events featuring authors and poets are scheduled this spring and summer. Here are some highlights:
International best-selling British author of fantasy, whose work includes the comic book series "The Sandman" and novels "Stardust,"...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:10 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
"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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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.,...