| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:19 PM
There are many holiday traditions in and around Hartford and on Sunday, yet another joined the ranks, the second annual opening of "Christmas On the Rocks" at Theaterworks.
The irreverent tales with a twist about Christmas characters of childhood...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together.
For years, television has been criticized by many for being too violent, too sex-obsessed, too adult. The official "family viewing hour" disappeared in 1977, and by the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:39 AM
It's nearly October and you know what that means, time for ghosts and goblins and spirits that bump in the night. And of course the Mark Twain House & Museum is more than ready to celebrate the eerie and the unexplainable.
In conjunction with its soon-...
| Sep 2, 2009
Universal Orlando's announcement two years ago that it struck a deal with J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. to create a Harry Potter attraction was nothing short of a sucker punch to the Walt Disney Co.
It was widely speculated that Disney went after Harry...
| Mar 29, 2009
Long Lost. Harlan Coben. Dutton. $27.95. 384 pp.
Harlan Coben has become one of the most popular authors through the alchemy of his two styles of mysteries. His award-winning series about sports agent and wiseacre Myron Bolitar, which succinctly...
| Mar 31, 2009
What are people reading at the mid-century mark of Cuba's revolution?
"A lot of people are asking for Harry Potter," said Gabriel, a longtime book vendor, echoing other sellers at the sprawling outdoor book fair at the colonial Plaza de Armas. "They're...
| Sep 4, 2010
It seems that my summer reading project will be stretching into the fall.
I'm working my way through classics that I haven't covered on a BBC book list that I discovered on Facebook. The BBC supposes that most people have only read six of the 100 books...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 4:50 PM
A mixed bag today, featuring Rich DeVos, Harry Potter and reader payback …
Does Rich DeVos have no shame? The billionaire Magic owner blackmailed Central Florida into building him a new $480 million arena, with him kicking in a measly 12 percent....
| Jun 18, 2010
Towering above the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Hogwarts, the signature structure of the new Universal Orlando attraction at Islands of Adventure. In the Potter books and films, the castle is home to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,...
| Jun 24, 2010
| 9:16 AM
What you can't buy at Islands of Adventure: Clothing that reads "My grandma went to Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
Universal Orlando has gone more classy, less Stuckey's for its souvenir selection within the new...
| Jun 4, 2011
Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...