| Oct 13, 2014
"Breathe in…Breathe out…Move on."
Printed in black letters on white poster board, the small handmade sign sits on the dashboard of my car. It faces the steering wheel, so whenever I'm in the car, those six words are always within view.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Animal Planet is the latest cable network to dip into graphic novel fare, optioning the zombie animal story "The Other Dead" to be developed as a scripted series.
From creators Joshua Ortega ("Gears of War," Spider-Man") and Digger Mesch ("Agent 88," "X-...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
ROCKY HILL — In his top-to-bottom review of municipal operations, new Town Manager Guy Scaife discovered something he thought was unusual.
A town custodian was living alone in the Kennedy House, a three-bedroom, town-owned home on Old Main Street...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
WATERTOWN – Hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon to honor the late Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a newly built playground in Veteran's Memorial Park.
Hochsprung, described by daughter Erica Lafferty...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:36 AM
There's an awful lot of history, music and culture in Memphis, Tenn. Maybe too much. It's along the banks of the Mississippi River. The northern tip of the Delta. Elvis. Sun Records. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Home of legendary jug bands....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:11 AM
I often throw the word "joy" around.
It's a small word, but it weighs a lot. Especially when it eludes you.
I am searching for a card for a friend whose third baby is due soon, and I come across a lot of "bundle of joy" cards, a term that bugged me...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
I took a quick stroll around downtown Napa, not sure what to expect.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake had rocked the area Aug. 24, two weeks before my initial visit, but I had heard the damage wasn't as bad as first reported. When I stopped by the Visit...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels.
Particularly in today's social-media...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The phenomenon known as the pop-up dinner, in which nontraditional spaces are converted into short-term dining venues, has been around for a few years. But a quickly expanding company named Dinner Lab is bringing what originally was a haphazard practice...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who portrayed himself as a straight-talking anti-politician determined to clean up the city’s notoriously corrupt culture, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...