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  • 'Piggie & Elephant' Go To Yale

    'Piggie & Elephant' Go To Yale
    My youngest son, Ben, has this wonderfully quirky taste in books which has led us to finding many funny reads.  A few years ago, he came home from a trip to the library with an "Elephant & Piggie" book and our love for Mo Willems began.  It's so great...
  • Childhood Vaccinations

    Childhood Vaccinations
    The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk? Last week, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari talked about about how she and her husband weren't vaccinating their children because she said, "I've read too many books about...
  • South Windsor Haiti School

    South Windsor Haiti School
    Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
  • Savage Love: Sluts and Such

    Savage Love: Sluts and Such
    Why am I such a slut? — Girl, Corrupted Are you a slut? Or are you a woman who loves sex, has a high libido, and has consensual sex with a lot of willing and grateful partners? Those are all traits for which culture wouldn't conspire to...
  • Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

    Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum
    In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and...
  • Col. Douglas V. Mastriano, biographer of WWI hero Alvin York, wins $5,000 Colby prize

    A biographer of one of World War I's most famous veterans, Sgt. Alvin York, has won a $5,000 prize. Officials announced Wednesday that Col. Douglas V. Mastriano won the William E. Colby Award for "Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne."...
  • Avon Library To Host Comic Book Convention

    Avon Library To Host Comic Book Convention
    AVON — The Avon Free Public Library has announced that it will host a celebration of comic books and graphic novels in April. The event, called "AvonCon," will be on April 18 at the library and is free. Organizers are planning lectures,...
  • We view movies through the lens of our times; case in point, 'Selma'

    It is impossible to see "Selma," Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated drama tracing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1965 march to demand voting rights be accorded all citizens of this land, and not feel the weight of Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, and the...
  • Bookfest luncheon features best-selling authors

    Bookfest luncheon features best-selling authors
    The Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches will host its 20th Annual Boynton Beach Book Luncheon featuring best-selling authors Pam Jenoff and Alyson Richman at 11 a.m. on Feb. 10, at Indian Springs Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road in...
  • High flyer: Helen Macdonald's 'H is for Hawk' wins Costa Book of the Year prize

    Helen Macdonald's account of how training a hawk helped her cope with grief has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year prize. Macdonald's "H is for Hawk" was named winner of the 30,000 pound ($45,000) prize Tuesday. Judging panel chairman Robert Harris...
  • Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page, Twitter chatter to cope with hostage crisis

    The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji." The video, posted online last week,...