| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:58 PM
In the midst of separating a generation of young female readers into Team Edward and Team Jacob, Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, started a new book called "The Host." Published by Little, Brown in 2008, "The Host" is a...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The Lemon Law for used cars is due for a tune-up.
The Connecticut Used Car Warranty Law offers protection for some buyers of used cars, as long as they meet certain conditions. The General Assembly passed that law in 1987, having enacted one for new...
| Mar 29, 2013
President Barack Obama has a big decision to make about this nation's economic future. The call is an easy one, and it's long overdue.
The president should approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would link the rich oil sands in the Canadian province...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Is the Iraq war to blame for the mess we are in?
Now, I should qualify that question by explaining "mess" and "we." By "mess," I mean the dawn of Barack Obama's second term, the predictably catastrophic rollout of Obamacare, the exploding debt and...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If Chicago author Benjamin Lytal were the typical writer of semi-autobiographical fiction, his first novel would have been the story of a young man who escaped his hometown in the interior of the country to become immersed in the colorful characters and...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:29 PM
In "The Son," Philipp Meyer's sprawling multigenerational saga about a powerful Texas family, the author harvests the state's sad, passionate, often violent history, from its origins as an embattled republic to its present-day condition as an arid...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:52 PM
If a movie is ever made of Sidney Poitier's debut novel, "Montaro Caine" — a distinct possibility, one suspects, given the history and connections of its author — it won't be the sort of film with which the great American actor has been...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:21 AM
News Corp. shareholders overwhelmingly approved measures to carve Rupert Murdoch's sprawling media empire into two separate publicly traded media companies.
The corporate split is on track to occur June 28, Murdoch announced Tuesday morning during a 23-...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Mildred Kern, an original resident of the North Oaks Retirement Community who had worked overseas for the United Nations, died of heart disease Sunday at her home. She was six days short of turning 105.
"She was our oldest resident, and she was our...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
News Corp. has moved closer to its historic breakup that is expected to test whether investors share Chairman Rupert Murdoch's confidence that there is a solid future for newspapers.
On Tuesday, shareholders approved measures that will allow Murdoch's...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch began his rise to global power and riches when, at 21, he inherited his father’s newspaper business in Australia. Under his tough hide, Murdoch has had a soft spot in his heart for newspapers ever since, which...