| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
| Aug 3, 2014
Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism."
Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:51 PM
WEST HARTFORD — From a distance, the ornate stone wall is unremarkable.
But with each step closer an intricate series of painstaking brushstrokes is revealed, the result of four months' work by Hartford artist Tao LaBossiere.
| Aug 15, 2014
Summer is a quintessential time for reading. For kids, it entertains and inspires, nurtures imagination and creativity, and helps bridge the gap between school years. It's probably a safe bet that Printers Row Journal readers well remember childhood...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it's the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons.
Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When a 60-year-old amateur historian died in February, dozens of Linthicum Heights residents decided they wanted to do something to remember the man who remembered and preserved the history of their community.
Oscar "Skip" Booth was a local librarian,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
HARTFORD — Ralph Nader, the country's most famous consumer advocate, has been blamed by some Democrats for peeling away votes from then-Vice President Al Gore and throwing the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush.
| Aug 4, 2014
TOKYO -- Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki discussed the famed animation house's future in a documentary broadcast by the TBS network on its "Jonetsu Tairiku" program on Sunday evening.
Suzuki talked about the need for "big changes in all...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.
Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...