| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Q: What can you tell me about this beautiful pen? Engraved on its point is "Aikin Lambert No. 5."
A: As viewed in photographs sent, the reader has an Edwardian nib pen. Also called dip pens, these writing instruments came after quills and before the...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I'm an eBay user, and I'm disappointed that I still haven't received official word directly from eBay about the major data breach it announced yesterday. The auction site has posted information on its blog, but still hasn't directly contacted users......
| May 18, 2014
| 4:10 AM
WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days.
"Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:20 PM
While the adult world rallies to regulate sales of e-cigarettes to minors and use of the devices among them, local teens say the devices are commonly used by peers, either at home or in parties, and that it's not unusual to hear of middle school...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Participant Media has selected veteran marketing exec Laura Kim as its senior VP of film marketing.
The move came two months after Buffy Shutt and Kathy Jones left Participant Media as the heads of marketing.
Kim will report to Participant's documentary...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Revlon has discontinued the colors of powdered blush and liquid makeup I have used for years. L'Oreal has discontinued the color of powder eye shadow I use, and Maybelline has discontinued my shade of Superstay 24 Color lip color....
| May 15, 2014
People think of the word "lederhosen" when they think of old-fashioned German garb, but that particular fashion cliche has more to do with the alpine-hiker-meets-lonely-goatherd look. The stylings that have made New Britain's East Side Restaurant famous...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A company that helps nonprofits raise money has landed a $10 million investment and is acquiring Baltimore-based competitor GiveCorps for an undisclosed sum.
Network For Good, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., has created a for-profit subsidiary...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:39 PM
By the time he started riding the unicycle in his driveway, I figured I'd gotten a pretty good sense of what Alan Blickley was all about.
I had gone to his Breinigsville home to see about a 1972 Volkswagen bus, one of those hippie vans in which...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
HONG KONG -- The proposed share sale in the US of Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba is one of the biggest stories of the year in financial circles. But the company's importance to the entertainment industry has yet to be fully appreciated.
| May 7, 2014
| 1:49 PM
You still have a chance to own a giant piece of Disney World history -- if you can fit the bill, that is.
A 1971 Mark IV Red Monorail cab car that transported millions of guests to Walt Disney World in the 1970s and 1980s is still up for auction on...