| Oct 30, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction in Connecticut. The damage could take weeks to clean up and it could be even longer until people get their lives back together. There is one consolation, however: we are much better off than people in New York...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Chanel No. 5 perfume, one of the most popular scents ever made, is raising a stink as European regulators threaten to ban one of the product’s key ingredients.
A type of tree moss used to create woody undertones in the fragrance may cause...
| Nov 15, 2012
Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:28 AM
John Metz of West Palm Beach, FL, is the proud owner of a number of restaurants, including 40 Denny’s, several Dairy Queens and something called Hurricane Grill & Wings. Metz is furious over President Obama’s reelection, and the fact that...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Two of my greatest passions had a nasty scuffle recently in Huntington Beach. Animal rights won on the street, while artist rights scored a knockout in the media.
At times like these, it smarts to be in the middle.
For those who missed Chris Epting's...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:13 PM
It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood.
"Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty.
On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Today’s professionals didn’t fantasize about becoming presidents and princesses when they were younger -- instead, their childhood dream jobs involved occupations such as engineering, writing and science.
American boys wanted most to be...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:47 AM
There's been a lot of talk recently about near-death experiences and the afterlife. Perhaps the most prominent case was the doctor whose near-death experience landed him on the cover of Newsweek, but there are many others in scientific and medical...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Polling on the 2016 presidential contest has already started, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped out to a better-than 2-to-1 lead -- over last place finisher Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
That's if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Chick-fil-A, the chicken chain that stoked controversy over same-sex marriage last summer, seems to have stopped donating to groups that "actively engage in a political or social agenda to harm LGBT people and their families," according to one gay-...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Jon Campbell, who briefly made Hartford a more interesting place with his presence and reporting for the Advocate, has entered the homebrew game with his signature Unemployed Reporter Porter (pictured).
"Porter style beers were first popularized in...