| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Confronted by the alleged thriller "Paranoia" last week, I was struck dumb (and dumber!) by the opening voice-over narration delivered in heavy, stilted tones by Liam Hemsworth, a young actor whose only piece of direction, apparently, was: Talk. Slowly....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:49 PM
If you are addicted to the NFL, you need to watch "The United States of Football," a documentary by Sean Pamphilon that examines the dreadful injuries that may result from playing the game. Pamphilon then asks himself and you if you should want your son...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:15 PM
BRISTOL — It's altogether fitting that the first event at ESPN's colossal Digital Center 2 looked to the future as the company faces more than the usual challenges.
DC2 is still mostly a shell, at least seven months from opening as the new home...
| Sep 8, 2011
Not that you needed reminding, but Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Around the world, memorials will be held, prayers said, tears shed. President Obama has called on the nation to "reaffirm the strength of our nation with...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The game of football has evolved over the years with different formations. We've had the single-wing, the split-T, the wildcat.
Now, we have a new one. The concussion circle.
The only player involved in this formation is the poor guy on the ground...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:14 AM
How much is too much?
Are we pushing our kids beyond their mental and physical limits?
Recent pieces about our country's sports culture are raising concerns and questions.
In the fall, a Frontline special called League of Denial: The NFL's...
| Sep 6, 2011
Since President Obama has been having a rough time lately, let me belatedly congratulate him on his apparently successful policy of regime change in Libya.
Initially, I favored a more robust and decisive intervention when Obama seemed to dither, and then...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Most of us were not surprised by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. But millions of us were nonetheless disappointed and ashamed for the world to see that in this great country, in the 21st century, it's still possible for a white man to shoot and...
| Aug 12, 2011
In its charting of a Chicago epidemic and belief in the power of street-level human empathy, the superb documentary "The Interrupters" comes to us at a time when the notion of conflict resolution has been sidelined utterly on the national political level....
| Oct 29, 2011
| 3:53 PM
It may not rank high in polls of voters' priorities compared to jobs and the economy, yet immigration has taken on a central role in the 2012 presidential campaign drama.
Republican presidential debates have been a contest to see who can sound more...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:49 PM
During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes.
First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...