| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:04 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:59 PM
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,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:16 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:24 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Aunque las nominaciones al Oscar no se conocerán hasta el 16 de enero, desde ya 12 Years a Slave se perfila como la película con mayores posibilidades de seducir a La Academia.
Este favoritismo viene alimentado por la presencia de Chiwetel Ejiofor y...
| Dec 5, 2013
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...
| 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 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....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...