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  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a professor at MIT, a MacArthur "Genius," and the first Latino to sit on the Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Still, the Dominican-American writer graciously took the time to answer a few of my questions via e-mail amidst a rigorous teaching schedule and a national paperback book tour (he'll be stopping by Yale University on Nov. 12 and Naugatuck Valley Community College on Nov. 14). We managed to cover the meaning of art, some of the quirks of his reoccurring narrator Yunior, and I even did my best to coax a little writing advice out of him.
  • Learning About Child Care

    Learning About Child Care
           Singing the alphabet and learning to count to 10 may seem like child's play, but it is actually part of a class offered at South Windsor High School.           The Leadership in Child Care class gives high school students the opportunity to teach...

    Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin

    Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin
    If it’s a nail-biting decision for mere mortal brides, then it’s one of monumental importance for Kate Middleton, the bride of the 21st century: What, oh what, will the fresh-faced, stylish Brit wear for her nuptials this April to the future...

    Classic Car Show

    There are a number of cruise nights and car shows throughout Connecticut this summer. Here’s one of them. Hot rods, customized cars and classic automobiles will be on display at the Classic Car Show Wednesday, July 13. This annual event within an...

    Intern Plots Facebook Connections Map

    Intern Plots Facebook Connections Map
    What did you do on your internship in college? Facebook intern Paul Butler was working with the location data the website collects on each of it's users. He matched 10 million pairs of friends and their locations. What he found according to his blog post...