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  • Governor Tells Amistad America To Send Ship To Sailfest in New London

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Thursday to Amistad America, urging the financially troubled organization to bring the ship to Sailfest in New London this weekend or face the prospect of losing its nearly $400,000 in annual state funding. Malloy's...
  • Thumbs Up On 'Heaven'

    Thumbs up and a kickflip for Heaven, the skate park that is officially opening today in downtown Hartford. The site on the platform over I-84 has long been a haven for young artists and athletes, a place to skateboard and paint graffiti without fear of...
  • Thumbs Up To Accountability

    It took far longer than it should have, but the Malloy administration is finally putting the brakes on the state's generosity to Amistad America. Thumbs up to that. The governor all but ordered the Amistad to Sailfest, the New London event that the...
  • Receiver On Board To Straighten Out Amistad

    Though it should have happened sooner, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen took the right step in putting a receiver at the helm of the Amistad, the schooner that is the state's official tall ship and was built with state money, but is in private...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...