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  • What we're reading: book news, copyrights and ephemera

     
    A big copyright decision, The Big Sleep on screen, a stellar set of library fellows and a happy day for Samuel Pepys in today's book news....
  • ‘Sailor Twain’: Mermaid tale explores murky depths of the heart

     
    Graphic novelist Mark Siegel intertwines themes of obsession, loss and redemption in “Sailor Twain: The Mermaid in the Hudson,” a ......
  • Will The Penguin Drive A Ford? Fox Signs Automaker to Sponsor 'Gotham'

    Ford Motor is revving its engines over the prospect of hanging out with Catwoman, The Riddler and maybe even The Joker. The automaker has aligned itself with the first season of Fox's freshman drama "Gotham," which depicts the fictional DC Comics...
  • A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park

    A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park
    Today’s “A Minute Away” video -- “Bathing bears, falling man, Naknek Lake, Alaska” -- comes from Katmai National Park, where bears spend the long days catching and gobbling salmon every July. To reach one of the best...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting: It's not George Zimmerman crying for help on 911 recording, 2 experts say

    Trayvon Martin shooting: It's not George Zimmerman crying for help on 911 recording, 2 experts say
    As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot? A leading expert in the field of forensic voice...
  • Grand 1912 Plan Helped Shape Hartford

    Hartford's iQuilt plan, which focuses on the arts and cultural institutions around Bushnell Park, is one of many land-use master plans and studies produced for the city. The most prominent of these plans is arguably the 1912 Carrere and Hastings plan....
  • Wethersfield's New Library Director Trades City Life For Suburbs

    WETHERSFIELD — New Library Director Brook Berry has traded the bustle of Manhattan for the suburban charm of Wethersfield, and she couldn't be happier. "I'm really, really excited to be here," said Berry, who came to town after nearly 16 years at...
  • From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners

    From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners
    Without small planes, Alaska would be even lonelier than it is already – and travelers wouldn’t get to see so many gorgeous mountains, lakes and rivers. The footage and stills in this video come from my trip to Katmai National Park in July,...
  • Regional Digest: Connecticut Tigers Eliminated

    Tigers Eliminated Despite a four-run rally in the sixth inning, The Connecticut Tigers lost 6-5 to the Tri-City ValleyCats and were eliminated in the best-of-three New York-Penn League semifinals Thursday night in Troy, N.Y. Tri-City is attempting to...
  • Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book

    Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book
    In his previous incarnation, before breaking bad, E. Forbes Smiley III was more than a buyer and seller of rare maps. He was a self-taught scholar of cartographers and their masterworks. He can still expound, no doubt, on the historical value of maps, how...
  • Crystal Bridges art museum is reshaping Wal-Mart's hometown

     Crystal Bridges art museum is reshaping Wal-Mart's hometown
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To meet Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington," Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton" and hundreds of other artworks less famous and more subtle, first fly to XNA. That's right, Northwest Arkansas...