| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Sue Grafton, author of the popular 'alphabet series' that began with "A is for Alibi" and features private investigator Kinsey Millhone, is coming to New Haven's Schubert Theater on Oct. 9. She, along with fellow blockbuster authors Alice Hoffman, Scott...
| Jan 18, 2009
After eight unreflective years, George W. Bush has suddenly turned contemplative, arguing in a flurry of exit interviews that his record (as Mark Twain said of Wagner's music) is better than it sounds. He could turn out to be right -- but his standing...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:50 PM
When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds.
Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...
| Feb 12, 2013
In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news.
Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
| Jun 13, 2011
God bless the American media. Over the last two weeks, thousands of well-educated journalists and political experts have made their mortgage payments by commenting on the antics of an idiot congressman who tweeted a picture of his genitals, and an idiot...
| Jun 13, 2012
If you want to say that Jessica Yu burst onto the film scene in 1993 with her short "Sour Death Balls," you'd be almost literally right. The film is almost 10 minutes of people trying to handle the disgusting confection. Yu's work wins accolades,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Love lettuce wraps. Love burritos. Love the crumbs you clean from the toaster just before it's about to catch fire. So when it comes to food, I am not picky.
I bust my tail — in the pool, on the trails — six days a week just to be able to...
| Sep 26, 2009
Ken Burns is a matchmaker with a camera. He has introduced Americans to themselves, to their history, with documentaries such as "The Civil War." He also used the "pan and scan" camera technique to make still images of the long-dead seem alive on the...
| Jun 21, 2009
My father, whom I lost many years ago, would have turned 75 last Thursday. He wasn't around for the start of my professional newspaper career as a teenager, but it was from him that I got my love of papers.
Almost as far back as I can remember, I would...
| Mar 17, 2010
It's tough to come up with a suitable cartoon to accompany a new season of "South Park" ( Comedy Central, 10 p.m.), which begins its new season addressing the Tiger Woods incident.
But the latest stab at an adjoining cartoon, "Ugly Americans" (Comedy...
| Oct 11, 2010
Have you ever noticed how even the most introverted guests on talk shows always have such great stories? Is it because they have more charisma or can think better on their feet? No. These "impromptu" stories are well rehearsed. In fact, your favorite...