| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:52 PM
There are minor moves that offer major benefits for your mind and body. Prevention magazine, published by Rodale of Emmaus, offers these three instant health boosts:
PEN A THANK-YOU NOTE
1 Students who wrote letters expressing gratitude to someone...
| Sep 9, 2014
Police agencies have been over-militarized, as evidenced by the images of Ferguson, Mo., that offended many of our senses. However, these images also have provided us the opportunity to ensure that governmental authority is being exercised within the...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode.
He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Cliff Cornish is no LeBron James and High Point, N.C., will certainly never be confused with South Beach. But Cornish, a former North County forward, does see one key similarity between his decision to transfer to Morgan State and the greatest...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
John G. Avildsen is best known for his uplifting films about underdogs such as the Oscar-winning 1976 "Rocky" and 1984's "The Karate Kid."
But his career didn't start out that way.
Long before he won the director Oscar for "Rocky," Avildsen received...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....
| May 22, 2014
| 7:13 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Dan Dowling of the Kansas City Star. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Dyane Fancey, a prominent poet in Baltimore's arts community who also worked in the city school system and at a popular Mount Vernon restaurant, died April 13 of heart failure. The Hampden resident was 63.
Born Diane Margaret Fancey in Washington, D.C.,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Legendary film star Katharine Hepburn continues to fascinate the world, and especially Hartford, the place where she was born and raised. Her independence, her uniqueness in a Hollywood that didn't quite get her, and especially, her forward-looking...