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  • An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published

    An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published
    When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him....
  • Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists

     Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists
    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...
  • Dick Smith Dead: 'Godfather of Makeup' Dies at 92

    Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning. The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...
  • What About Another Science Center?

    Are the parents of inner-city children from Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury going to take the time and expense to bring their children to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford? I doubt it. Instead of pumping millions of dollars into the Science...
  • Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks

    Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks
    Susan Schoenberger, author of "The Virtues of Oxygen," will speak Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at a free Tolland Public Library Foundation's Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series event at Tolland Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green. The novel is about Vivian and...
  • Regional Digest: Rock Cats Split Pair

    Rock Cats Split Pair The Rock Cats split a pair of games against the Binghamton Mets Tuesday, winning the early game 5-1 and losing 3-2 in a makeup for a game that had been postponed on July 2. Right fielder Tony Thomas led the Rock Cats' offense in...
  • The Bushnell's Vision For A New Neighborhood Stirs On Hartford's Elm Street

    The Bushnell's Vision For A New Neighborhood Stirs On Hartford's Elm Street
    HARTFORD — The Bushnell's vision for creating a neighborhood of apartments, shops and restaurants along Capitol Avenue could be years from becoming reality. But The Bushnell isn't waiting: It has purchased an historic brownstone around the...
  • Emmy Voters Lean Toward Barbed Political Commentaries on Latenight

    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...
  • Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'

     Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'
    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...
  • Kid critics weigh in on favorite summer reads

    Kid critics weigh in on favorite summer reads
    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...
  • Mural Unveiled In West Hartford

    Mural Unveiled In West Hartford
    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. LaBossiere, who...