| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:28 AM
The husband and wife team of authors Jean Sands and Jack Sheedy appeared at the Jonathan Trumbull Library on Aug. 7 as part of the sixth-annual Connecticut Authors Trail. Arriving in the middle of a sudden downpour, the couple took their seats at the...
| Aug 8, 2014
The three words that become hard to say in The Avett Brothers’ eponymously titled song “I and Love and You” came pretty easily after the band’s headlining concert Thursday at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage. The Avett Brothers...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Reports from Saturday, day two at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
11:31 a.m.: Blood Orange's Dev Hynes posted several tweets after his Lollapalooza set Friday saying that he and his girlfriend...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A new A&E show that follows the exploits of the staff at a tatto shop in Oregon will feature an East Stroudsburg native.
Josh Bodwell is one of the artists at Area 51, the tattoo shop featured on "Epic Ink" premiering at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
From Long Island to Philadelphia — three 20-something childhood friends reunited and formed a band in the City of Brotherly Love.
Matt Bevilacqua, Kieran Kriss and Simon Tangney played together in Long Island. They all moved to Philadelphia about...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:16 AM
In the middle of the North Stonington woods are a number of large upright field stones surrounded by several stout cedar posts faded like summer driftwood. A huge pine and clumps of mountain laurel grow in the middle of the parcel, which has been...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:45 AM
PEN announced the winners of its 2014 literary awards Wednesday -- most of them, anyway. The recipient of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, a $25,000 prize, will not be named until the awards ceremony Sept. 29 in New York.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The old poet is dressed in black, his platinum-blond hair rakishly moussed. He stands amid the hubbub, facing a stern test of his crafted words and carnival-barker delivery.
The venue is a smoky lounge called Ichabod's, east of the Strip. Drinkers stare...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A poet once told me that to enjoy poetry, you must read it aloud to appreciate the nuances of the word choices and hear the rhythms that bring the stories to life.
If that's true, Hampton Roads poetry fans can count themselves among the fortunate. There...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
My desk at The Times faces out onto Spring Street and LAPD headquarters. Normally it’s a pretty dull view, a lot of gray concrete and slim ribbons of glass.
But around 4:30 each afternoon, something quite wonderful happens: The shadow of what must...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Reports from Sunday, day three at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1:09 p.m.: College rock, circa 1990, lives on in the form of Speedy Ortiz. Unfortunately, the co-ed Massachusetts quartet is...