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  • Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall

    Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall
    'In the morning, I turn on the coffee, glue in my teeth, take four pills, swallow Metamucil and wipe it off my beard, fasten a brace over my buckling knee ... then read the newspaper and drink black coffee," writes Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate...
  • New travel books: Coney Island, sea creatures

     New travel books: Coney Island, sea creatures
    "A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Heaven" Columbia University Press, $26.95 As the great poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti once suggested, Coney Island is a state of mind. But it is also a living, breathing, vibrant space — a Brooklyn...
  • Chevelle waves the hard-rock flag at Rams Head Live

    Chevelle waves the hard-rock flag at Rams Head Live
    Hard-rock stalwarts Chevelle headlined radio station 98 Rock’s “Not So Silent Night” at Rams Head Live on Wednesday night. The Chicago trio — which consists of Pete Loeffler (vocals and guitar) and Sam Loeffler (drums) along with...
  • Maine's David Mallett Continues Celebrating Rural Life With Timeless Folk Tunes

    Maine's David Mallett Continues Celebrating Rural Life With Timeless Folk Tunes
    David Mallett, a renowned folk troubadour from Maine, sings and writes memorable songs celebrating the rural life in his beloved home state, the sacredness of the Earth, the wonders of nature and the transcendent significance of the lives of ordinary...
  • 'Marco Polo' leads Netflix into uncharted territory

    Netflix, the home of the highly esteemed "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black," goes epic Friday with the release of the 10-episode period epic "Marco Polo." They spent some money on it. The series, which embroiders fancifully on the life and...
  • Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival

    Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival
    Hank Phillippi Ryan knows news, and she knows crime. As a longtime investigative reporter for Channel 7 news, the NBC affiliate in Boston, she has won 32 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and many other honors. Ryan also is an author of award-winning...
  • REVIEW: Dean Ween Group brings the '70s back -- in all its glory -- at Musikfest Cafe

    REVIEW: Dean Ween Group brings the '70s back -- in all its glory -- at Musikfest Cafe
    The 1970s was such a rich musical era that even identifying something as “ ’70s rock” is nebulous. Within that designation, there’s classic rock, sludgy pre-punk rock, power ballad rock, metal and more. The Dean Ween Group...
  • Professor's Eclectic Mix: Food, Art, History, Science

    Robert M. Palter was an intellectual, a philosopher by training, but his interests were broad and included contemporary art, German poetry and the history of science. His last major publication combined many of his passions: It involved food, poetry, art,...
  • Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person

    Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person
    Kirk Douglas may be one of the biggest actors of his era, with starring roles in 1960's "Spartacus," 1949's "Champion" and 1951's "Ace in the Hole." But on a recent crisp morning, he was having a grand time simply reciting his poetry by heart for an...
  • The listicle perfected: Henri Lefebvre's 'The Missing Pieces'

    The listicle perfected: Henri Lefebvre's 'The Missing Pieces'
    We are a culture that likes to make lists. We have top 10s. We have the five best. The three worst. We have every story ever written on Buzzfeed. But Henri Lefebvre's "The Missing Pieces" turns the listicle into a platform for storytelling, a funereal...
  • CCSU Poetry Professor In Hot Water Again

    CCSU Poetry Professor In Hot Water Again
    It may be time for Central Connecticut State University to do something about Ravi Shankar, the poetry professor who has been in and out of the news — and of jail — during the past three years. In 2011, Mr. Shankar was convicted for a...