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  • Weekend preview: Hail Freedonia, Frida and Tig!

    Weekend preview: Hail Freedonia, Frida and Tig!
    If he knew then what we know now, Rufus T. Firefly would still go to war with Sylvania. No flipping. No flopping. Because amid all the misinformation, personal enmity and alpha-male posturing, this war was about money. And Margaret Dumont’s abundant...
  • Community News for Manchester edition

    Bolton Girl Scouts tour Eastern's Police Department BOLTON - A group of Girl Scout Juniors and Daisy Scouts from Bolton visited Eastern Connecticut State University for a tour of the Police Department on May 15. Led by Police Officer David DeNunzio,...
  • 'Leaving Orbit' cheers spaceflight's feats, mourns its fading

    'Leaving Orbit' cheers spaceflight's feats, mourns its fading
    In 1969, the moon landing brought together a nation, millions slack-jawed in the glow of their televisions. In 1986, the explosion of the Challenger became a defining moment for a generation of schoolchildren. But how many of us remember the blastoff of...
  • 'When Marnie Was There' deftly creates a magical friendship

    "When Marnie Was There," the delicate, evocative new Japanese animated film from Studio Ghibli, does not fall neatly into any conventional narrative category. But that doesn't get in the way of it being visually spectacular. As directed by Hiromasa...
  • 'Tomorrowland' reaches too far, in too many directions

      'Tomorrowland' reaches too far, in too many directions
    The good news about "Tomorrowland" is that, as directed and co-written by the gifted Brad Bird, it's the rare tentpole movie with a sense of adventure, a big summer extravaganza that's eager to do things differently. Ambition, however, is not the same...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "14th Deadly Sin" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $28). Last week: 1 2. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 2 3. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by...
  • Fired Rutherford employees seek back pay, threaten lawsuit

    Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs...
  • 'Rise of the Robots' and the threat of a jobless future

     'Rise of the Robots' and the threat of a jobless future
    The prospect of machines stealing our jobs has perturbed and enraged humans for at least 200 years. The Luddites hit the alarm bell, and not without reason: The automation of weaving and spinning technology displaced an entire class of skilled artisans....
  • Stan Lee to publish memoir -- in graphic novel form

    Stan Lee to publish memoir -- in graphic novel form
    Stan Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk -- heck, practically the whole Marvel universe -- has been working on a book about his life. Touchstone plans to publish Lee's "Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A...
  • Newest titles

    The following fiction and nonfiction titles will be available at Baltimore County Public Library as of May 24. "50 Ways to Ruin a Rake" by Jade Lee Melinda needs a beau. Trevor needs to look like he's "settling down" to get access to his inheritance....
  • Jillian Lauren's new memoir captures the joys and sorrows of adoption

     Jillian Lauren's new memoir captures the joys and sorrows of adoption
    "To be so unwanted and so wanted at the same time can cause a fault line in you," writes Jillian Lauren of her own experience of being adopted in her superb memoir, "Everything I Ever Wanted." Lauren, whose bestselling 2010 book, "Some Girls,"...