| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Every city gets the indie rock it deserves, you might say. In Connecticut, the psychedelic soul of Bridgeport's Stepkids and the collegiate polish of New-Haven-centric Mates of States, could be used to make that point. And the noisy abrasive blare and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
When Chris Cornell gets up on stage, he’s a familiar sight.
The iconic singer, who turns 50 next year, looks practically the same as when he first fronted Soundgarden, a band that, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, helped put Seattle and grunge on...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 7:11 AM
What About This by Frank Stanford, Copper Canyon, 750 pages, $40
The Arkansan poet Frank Stanford shot himself in the heart in 1978, when he was 29 (his 30th year, not his 29th, as the preface has it). Since then his poems have been in and out of print,...
| May 21, 2015
| 7:12 AM
Donald Justice, the son of "crackers down from Georgia," wrote of his childhood in the 1930s in a Miami "not yet itself." Last year, I memorized my favorite poem of his, "Psalm and Lament," when I'd wavered in my own commitment to poetry, which then...
| May 28, 2015
| 7:22 AM
We sometimes take our cultural treasures for granted. We pay lip service to their honors and accolades but let their actual work languish unexamined or unexplored. Brooksday, an annual celebration of the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, was created to...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 8:22 AM
Is SHE Available? by Igor Goldkind, 1-hour read, iBooks, $9.99
Chameleon Publishing, poet Igor Goldkind and a slew of musicians, animators and artists teamed up for the interactive and visually stunning "Is SHE Available?" Goldkind's words appear next...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:56 AM
Inaugurated nearly 20 years ago, National Poetry Month has become the time when a great many anticipated new poetry collections are unveiled. This year brings, among other volumes, a retrospective collection by Clarence Major, a decade's worth of poems...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 7:31 AM
Over the last decade or so, one of the more consistently creative artists in the state has been New Haven's Ceschi Ramos, who'll celebrate the release of "Broken Bone Ballads," his fourth full-length album, at Toad's Place on Sunday, March 15.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:55 PM
The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Lincolnwood School District 74 board of education meeting on Feb. 5.
Community presentation planned for Lincoln Hall renovations
School District 74 will review plans for a multi-million...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 7:38 AM
What's the difference between a great ensemble and a merely fine one?
Perhaps it's malleability: the gift for adapting quickly to shifting artistic demands.
Certainly Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra showed that skill over...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 6:04 PM
The Lehigh Valley health care scene has long been dominated by two huge, fiercely independent providers that have trouble talking to each other about the many patients they share.
That is about to change, however, as both Lehigh Valley Health Network...