| Jun 5, 2015
| 8:35 PM
William E. D'Huyvetters' family moved to Easton from Fair Lawn, N.J., when he was about 7. After graduating from Easton High School in 1942, he worked at his father's tannery until the following spring.
Uncle Sam said he needed me. I was drafted...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 3:00 AM
In one photo, a tourist in a baseball cap stands heroically, face scrunched with effort, raising a 340-ton boulder above his head. In another, a spindly yogi, flat on her back and legs in the air, balances the rock on her feet.
"The Boulder Holder"...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Some of you have started to crack under the strain of awarding the Moutza of the Month for May.
And I think I understand why.
The morons desperate for the ancient Hellenic face-palm come at us in jabbering, idiotic waves, like those relentless fast...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 5:23 PM
In the world of quality fast food, it's been awhile since there's been something new under the sun. Panera upgraded the world of soup and sandwiches, and Chipotle did the same for Mexican food. Now Mod Pizza, a Seattle chain specializing in artisan-...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 9:00 AM
"They keep waking me up!"
A sleepy audience member actually said this, midperformance, during a Chicago production of the play "Faulkner's Bicycle" in 2001. The actors onstage, one gathers, were interfering with the guy's nap.
When I asked actors from...
| May 14, 2015
| 1:13 PM
The federal government walks into a bar.
The bartender scowls. "Your money's not good here, pal."
"Why not?" thepatron asks, puzzled.
"You're in Florida. We don't like your kind in here."
"But wait," the federal governmentprotests, placing a wad...
| May 10, 2015
| 12:30 PM
The local nonprofit group 826CHI serves over 3,500 students per year, helping them with creative and expository writing skills through free programming. With a staff of just nine, helping that many students would be impossible without the volunteers who...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 7:48 AM
The Tribune asked theater actors to tell us about memorable encounters with sleeping audience members, and the stories came tumbling in. We ran the first batch on Sunday; today we have even more to share. Here they are all together, with the newer...
| May 5, 2015
| 3:20 AM
HARTFORD — Jovany Roman remembers clocking into his fast-food shift and assisting with the French fries when he heard a customer's call for help inside the Wendy's on Airport Road: "Does anybody know CPR?"
The customer relayed that a woman outside...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 9:00 PM
She wants to know if any everyday people live here! -- Paul Shea, West hartford
Some lady is looking for a white house! -- Paul McDonnell, Simsbury
Mom! Dad! That '90s show is on again! -- Jim Hughes, Newington
It's that lady on...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:25 PM
Rather than just learning how to play the music, students are taught how to really understand the meaning behind it.
"We tend to build our seasons rather than just a bunch of concerts. We're not just teaching them how to play an instrument, we're...