| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The United States has a fine reputation of creating an aura of foreign culture around products that are decidedly American. General Tso's Chicken has certainly never been found in China, and chimichanga's are actually a product of 20th century Arizona....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:26 AM
New Haven’s arts scene is still basking in the glow of new and shiny renovations.
The Yale Art Gallery’s grand reopening redistributed its impressive collections in a manner that made the whole place seem not just new but monumental. Rather...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all moms everywhere. Your job is harder now than ever before, what with all the so-called "role models" out there. I hope you have the strength and courage to reject them and just be yourself.
Stop by the Mark Twain House...
| May 10, 2011
| 1:08 PM
The Arab Spring has sprung. It's going to be interesting how all these countries in turmoil today shake out in the end. There's not a lot the U.S. can do about it, either. Ideally, I'd like to see representative democracy take over, but even that could be...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:18 PM
I hope the governor's bluffing with these 4,742 layoffs, particularly the state Department of Education and that nonsense about closing the vocational high schools. Talk about shooting ourselves in the foot and eating the seed corn, if I may be allowed to...
| May 16, 2011
| 1:07 PM
For those of you living outside Connecticut, State Senator Edith Prague, 85, said this about a man about to go on trial for his alleged part in a crime involving rape and a triple homicide: "They should bypass the trial and take that second animal and...
| May 17, 2011
| 3:01 PM
My wife and I watched "The Apprentice" the first couple of seasons when it was new. After that, we were bored with it and drifted away, probably to some other show we got bored with after two seasons.
I've never seen "Celebrity Apprentice" and have...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:22 PM
I saw Arnold in person at a the Association of American Editorial Cartoonist's annual convention in California a few years ago. I was shocked at how short he was. He's as tall as I and he was wearing cowboy boots. I'm 5'8", but I'll bet Hollywood could...
| May 19, 2011
| 1:50 PM
If I thought the world was coming to an end Saturday, first thing this morning, I'd go to the Bentley/Rolls Royce dealership in Greenwich across from the train station and buy one of each. I would drive one and hook the other to the back with a tow bar. ...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:21 PM
For those of you living in states where the nanny culture is not in control of your everyday life, here's what's going on. The Democrats in Connecticut's House of Representatives have approved a bill that would attach warning labels to Internet dating...
| May 23, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Nothing is going to change in the Middle East until Hamas gives up its written charter that says Israel has no right to exist. Any country that can succesfully defend itself against invaders has a right to exist, something Israel's done many times, and...