| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
I have ties to the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University System. I've lectured at both, have a cartoon collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at UConn, have taught a class in editorial cartooning at Eastern Connecticut...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Fifty years ago, my childhood buddies and I would pluck dandelions from the green grass, hold them close to our lips and blow.
As the white puffs sailed into the wind, we'd make a wish.
We were all colored boys and I don't recall the things we...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:55 PM
If George Zimmerman had uttered what Paula Deen 'fessed up to saying, the verdict in his trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin would be a foregone conclusion.
He'd be guilty as sin.
"Nigger" is that powerful.
"Nigger" is the word that has left...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:25 AM
He once camped out on a Hollywood sidewalk for three days to be first in line. He traveled to New York City seven freakin' times over two years to take tests before he was finally chosen for his next mass-media adventure. His friends think he's crazy,...
| Jun 29, 2013
Leslie Mancuso has been at the helm of Jhpiego, an international health affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, for more than a decade.
Under her leadership, the Fells Point-based organization has expanded significantly. The nonprofit's budget has...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:43 AM
There are just a few more performances of Lucky Me at the Off Broadway Theater (down the path behind Toad’s Place on York Street). Sachi Parker performes a one-woman show describing what it’s like to have been the daughter of Shirley MacLaine....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Roughly one in three college seniors nationwide has taken illegally obtained prescription amphetamines. And they don't feel bad about it.
That's according to the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, a research institute at the University of...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Weeks before Christmas, Mary Sherlach had already transformed her Trumbull home into the picture of holiday cheer.
The red-and-green plaid tablecloth was in place. And there were candles and centerpieces on the tables and wreaths on the door and...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Professor Leslie Ricklin noticed it early on. Victoria Soto was different than the other teacher candidates in Ricklin's social-studies methods course at Eastern Connecticut State University.
It wasn't Vicki Leigh Soto's boundless energy or even the...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The names of more victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, including a teacher who had just landed a permanent substitute position at the school.
Lauren Rousseau, 30, landed the subsitute job in November and was one...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...