| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The head of the Perse School in Cambridge, England, recently instituted a “10-Second Rule” for minor disciplinary infractions: Students could avoid punishment if they quickly produced a clever explanation for their misbehavior. “...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:38 AM
If you listen to all the teacher-bashing and talk of at-risk youth, you’d think that half our students were dropping out to live in dumpsters or join kickball leagues. But as it turns out, the U.S. high school graduation rate is on pace to hit 90%...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:40 PM
When Stephanie Paige was growing up, her most common nightly entertainment was bigger than an iPhone, bigger than an iPad — for that matter, bigger even than an IMAX screen.
Her father, an avid outdoorsman, raised his family in the woods, and...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Before February of 2012, it's fair to say that not many people in Connecticut knew that Sonic was a drive-thru burger joint.
Thanks to Giorgio Fareira, the guitar-strumming singer who charmed the Wallingford restaurant's employees with his musical order...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:29 AM
As a straight man in my 30s, I fall into zero of the demographics that the Golden Globes is aimed for, so I obviously didn’t watch the show, but apparently hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a joke about Taylor Swift staying away from Michael J....
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Even Thomas Schaller would agree that statistics don't lie ("The myth of 'liberal media bias,'" March 6). Liberals make up only 20 percent of the electorate, yet they dominate the media.
One only has to watch Judy Woodruff hyperventilate when speaking...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:39 AM
A few months ago, police uncovered a plot by convicted murderer Dana Martin to kill pop star Justin Bieber. Martin, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a 15-year old girl, enlisted the help of a fellow prisoner to capture, castrate...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Amid the tributes that poured out after Nora Ephron's 2012 death, one anecdote was repeated often. It was about Phoebe Ephron, Nora's hard-driving screenwriter mother, who became a cirrhotic alcoholic and on her deathbed instructed her eldest daughter,...