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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced

    Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced
    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"...
  • Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture

    Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture
    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.,...
  • Once Hollywood's Best Kept Secret, Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Now a Name to Remember

    Chiwetel Ejiofor has finally arrived. And the proof comes when he doesn't -- at least not immediately. He is now 15 minutes late for his breakfast interview. The owner of the Beverly Hills cafe is anxiously awaiting the appearance of the actor, whose...
  • Swimming pools that hit the spot on spring break

     Swimming pools that hit the spot on spring break
    Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools....
  • Tall Ship Amistad Missing In Action

    Tall Ship Amistad Missing In Action
    Connecticut residents who wish to visit the state's tall ship Amistad will have a hard time figuring out its whereabouts. Those wishing to donate to Amistad America Inc., the nonprofit that owns the ship, will run into a similar dead end. The website...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film

    The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film
    Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the use of the N-word in his new film “Django Unchained,” which is also probably one of the best films ever made about American slavery. Comedian Katt Williams threatened to punch Tarantino. Spike...
  • Four Demonstrators Arrested Outside Hartford Immigration Deportation Hearing

    Four people protesting against the deportation of Josemaria Islas were arrested for blocking the doorway to the federal court building in Hartford Thursday. Islas has become a symbol of what's wrong with U.S. immigration policy under President Obama's...