| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Most of us know about Thai and Vietnamese food — but Cambodian? A new restaurant in Fairfield, Royal House Cambodia Cuisine, is introducing it to the county. Cambodian cuisine shares with its neighbors ingredients like basil, ginger and lemongrass,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
“Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:50 AM
Last winter, we were in New York City to see the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall when my son, Sam, spied a billboard for "Matilda the Musical", soon to arrive at the Shubert Theater on Broadway.
Deeply interested in a third-grade unit...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:35 AM
After its launch was delayed for a month by the Madison, Wis., city attorney, the Snuggle House was cleared and scheduled to open on Nov. 15 to provide in-bed, pajama-clad “intimate, non-sexual touch(ing)” for $60 an hour. “So many...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 7:09 AM
This piece in this weekend's New York Times is sure to irk some know-it-all parents.
Although none of my kids are nearly as competitive as these two girls, my middle dude has done trail runs (he beat me at the last one we did in June) and recently...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:37 AM
Retailers are kind of freaking out right now because many young people are waiting to see what everybody else is wearing before they buy back-to-school clothes.
I could say that’s the reason we have yet to purchase a single clothing item for school...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Sometimes it's easy to think of those accepting help from the government as one person: An unmotivated slacker with no plan other than to get away with it.
But, as this moving essay from The New York Times reminds us, that's really not the case, in...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Did you see this op-ed that ran in the New York Times earlier this month?
Mark Wolfe, a 40-something art dealer from San Francisco, became a "card-carrying medical cannabis patient" due to issues with anxiety, insomnia and back pain.
He writes: After...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Wow...yesterday was an incredibly tense day for parents of Olympians. Clearly visible on TV, the emotions on Debbie Phelps' face were almost palpable: exultation, followed by confusion and then acceptance as she watched her son Michael...