| 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:12 PM
At least one shot was fired Wednesday at Kent State University in Ohio, according to school officials.
[Update 10:15 p.m. PDT April 2: A suspect was apprehended off campus, according to an advisory on the university's website. Police say there is no...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
You've probably heard of Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained-glass lamps. You may even be familiar with some of his more famous lamp styles, such as the Wisteria and the Dragonfly.
But you may not know those lamps were designed not by Tiffany, but by a woman...
| Feb 28, 2014
You've probably seen him on TV or in the newspaper, wearing a blue and white wig decorated with the fuzzy dice equivalent of basketballs. He's Danny Karwoski, the University of Connecticut women's basketball superfan.
Karwoski has attended upward of...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Guitarist with '80s group Devo
Bob Casale, 61, guitarist for Devo, whose commercial success peaked in the early '80s with the MTV hit "Whip It," died unexpectedly Monday of heart failure in Marina del Rey, his brother Gerald said.
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:51 AM
CYNITHIANA, Ohio - Fort Hill State Memorial is a place with interesting options.
It is home to some of the best hiking in the state, interesting geology and rare plants in a surprisingly wild corner of southwest Ohio. It is also home to ancient and...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:03 AM
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris is hoping to become the next Antonio Gates, converting his vast athleticism into usable football skills.
Gates went from starring on the basketball court at Kent State to emerging as a...