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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...
  • How Tom Sleigh, Marilyn Hacker, Deborah Landau, Cecilia Woloch bear witness

     How Tom Sleigh, Marilyn Hacker, Deborah Landau, Cecilia Woloch bear witness
    Poets have expanded the boundaries of what we call the "poetry of witness." We are talking about both the passion that drives "witness" and the re-creation of that passion on the page, of course. But we are also talking about being transparent as well...
  • Mark Doten's 'The Infernal' a darkly twisted take on Iraq war

     Mark Doten's 'The Infernal' a darkly twisted take on Iraq war
    We've watched films portraying and critiquing 9/11. We've read sober nonfiction books chronicling it and thoughtful fiction by soldiers — some with MFAs — who are beginning to process what they saw there. But what we haven't read is anything...
  • Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88

    Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88
    Albert Maysles, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88. Stacey Farrar,...
  • La Grange's summer art fest to feature Little Free Libraries

    La Grange's summer art fest to feature Little Free Libraries
    No library card is needed to check out the upcoming summer art exhibit, Adventures in La Grange, showcasing books with a creative flair. Organizers for the town's 10th annual outdoor art fair have chosen 30 Little Free Libraries, plain storage boxes...
  • 'Prudence' a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and desire

    'Prudence' a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and desire
    We tend to talk about stories as if they're straight lines, routes from one point to another, with a beginning, middle and end. But fiction is just like life —- we're suspicious of neat plotlines and tidy endings, because nothing in the real world...
  • Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway

    Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway
    While her older sister excelled on the athletic fields, in classrooms and at parties, Dawn was that girl who just never quite fit in. Maybe it was her amblyopia,the condition otherwise known as lazy eye, but maybe there was something more going on? That...