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  • 'Butler' likely to beat 'Mortal'; ESPN ditches PBS collaboration

    'Butler' likely to beat 'Mortal'; ESPN ditches PBS collaboration
    After the coffee. Before catching up with Affleck-as-Batman tweets.  The Skinny: This weekend I'm headed to KCON, the K-pop convention here in Los Angeles, which should be quite an energetic scene. Today, I'll be bracing myself while listening to Neko...
  • Scapescape '13 continues to bring the city's disparate genres together

    Scapescape '13 continues to bring the city's disparate genres together
    Most music festivals aim to wow potential attendees with top-bill talent, but Scapescape, now in its third year, is not most festivals. "It sounds weird to say, but we want quantity over quality. We're looking for consistency throughout the day," said...
  • Want to help Seraphic Fire make the Billboard chart today?

    Want to help Seraphic Fire make the Billboard chart today?
    When it comes to exploiting the power and flaws of social media and digital marketing, your favorite DJ, indie rocker and skateboard fashion house has nothing on one of South Florida’s most accomplished creators of classical music. Yes, classical...
  • 8/28/2013-New Program

    8/28/2013-New Program
    Here we go again. The latest and greatest educational tinkering plan has reached Connecticut. The Common Core State Standards will be the criteria for assessing what students know and tracking their progress through the school system, not only here but in...
  • Vulnerable Malloy Should Keep Endorsement Feelings To Himself

    In recent days, Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy have endorsed state Sen. Toni Harp for mayor of New Haven. This is fairly unusual, but maybe it makes up for the fact that Harp did not initially endorse herself. No. She originally...
  • Review: 'From Black Sox to Three-Peats' edited by Ron Rapoport

    Review: 'From Black Sox to Three-Peats' edited by Ron Rapoport
    "The papers in Chicago in those days were unlike any printed anywhere else," wrote the great Hugh Fullerton in 1928 for the Saturday Evening Post. "They were written largely in the language that the wild growing young city understood." On the evidence...
  • Pink Martini set to shake and stir BSO gala

    Pink Martini set to shake and stir BSO gala
    When he was 13, Thomas Lauderdale's world in Portland, Ore., opened up wide. That was when the future founder of the ensemble called Pink Martini saw the 1946 Rita Hayworth film "Gilda" for the first time. "I loved the 1940s glamour and all that,"...
  • Seraphic Fire gets 'Ave Maria' on Billboard chart

    Seraphic Fire gets 'Ave Maria' on Billboard chart
    Remember last week’s digital campaign by the small, Miami-based choral group Seraphic Fire to get its new album, ”Ave Maria: Gregorian Chant,” an unlikely spot on the Billboard chart? It worked. The list released Thursday has “...
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  • Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac

    Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac
    Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is...
  • This Loh is riding high

    This Loh is riding high
    How do starfish stay cool out of water? Why do certain kinds of music give us the chills? Which makes more of an impact — a full beer bottle or an empty one? This isn't tomfoolery — each question is rooted in the scientific world and...