| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Kevin Nealon made a name for himself on "Saturday Night Live" as the deadpan anchor of "Weekend Update." His sarcastic commentary would usually end with a split second of silence and then a thunder of laughter as the audience processed what he'd said....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Christina Crawford's (adopted) mom was actress Joan Crawford. In 1978, she wrote a bestselling expose about her turbulent childhood and her adult relationship with her mother called Mommie Dearest. One of the first tell-all celebrity books, it was later...
| Sep 3, 2013
Lafayette football Coach Frank Tavani told us Tuesday that six members – two each from among the freshman, sophomore and junior players – have been elected by their peers to serve on a leadership council that, along with the three......
| Oct 10, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Chauncey Hardy was on the dance floor at a Romanian night club, partying with teammates hours after a victory over a rival team, when he playfully put his cap on a woman he wanted to dance with.
Onlookers, apparently one of which was the woman's...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:47 AM
Now that Joshua Komisarjevsky is declared guilty of murdering Dr. William Petit Jr.'s wife and two daughters in a Cheshire home invasion, it's easy to understand why most Americans hope he is put to death for his sadistic crime.
Unfortunately, if death...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:55 AM
WSHU Presents “Join the Conversation” with the writer, blogger and cultural critic. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., University Commons, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, sacredheart.edu
It takes talent to pivot, the way James...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Steve Mazan was just another struggling comedian, touring the circuit and trying to make a name for himself. And then, in 2005, he found out he had terminal cancer. Instead of backing down from his lifelong dream of appearing on The Late Show with David...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:28 AM
I was knee deep in philosophical texts, hackneyed by my research—and Jesus was I getting sufficiently depressed.
"Bang it in there, baby!"
Whaaaa—who said that?
I turned to my left—realized the quip was coming from my own psyche,...
| May 25, 2011
| 9:41 AM
Thursday May 26
Comedy: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Now that all this rapture baloney is behind us, it’s time to understand that our religious preferences should be treated just like hair color or taste in TV shows: Something that helps...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:54 PM
Comparisons among colleges' tailgating policies are difficult, but Yale's rules appear more lenient than the rules of at least five other New England colleges.
Yale permits beer kegs and rental trucks full of party supplies into tailgating areas, while...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Handel's Messiah was a slow burn — it was first performed in Dublin in 1753, and wasn't very popular at all for a while. It was originally written to accommodate small, practical-sized groups of musicians, but was inflated to orchestra/giant choir...