| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...
| Jun 22, 2012
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world.
Screenwriters and producers may have...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Claremont McKenna College announced its new president Thursday: Hiram E. Chodosh, the dean of the University of Utah’s law school and an expert on legal affairs and anti-corruption measures in the Middle East and Asia. Chodosh will succeed Pamela B....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Nicholas B. Dirks, a high-ranking Columbia University administrator and an expert on the history and culture of India, has been chosen to be the next chancellor of UC Berkeley, officials announced Thursday. Dirks, who is Columbia's executive vice...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:44 PM
The most despised child in the history of Baltimore sports is all grown up.
And, if his beloved New York Yankees falter, he'd like to see the Orioles win the 2012 World Series.
Yes, Baltimore — 16 years later, Jeffrey Maier soon could be in your...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:30 AM
It's the stuff of a hideous higher-ed Halloween nightmare: sexual assault, campus fear, rape-culture environments, an ugly federal lawsuit against a prestigious institution, and an ongoing national crisis of violence against women.
Earlier this month,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Andrew Raftery: Open House
Ends Dec. 9, Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center, 301 High St., Middletown, (860) 685-2500, wesleyan.edu/dac
It's always fascinating and a bit consoling when an artist, especially one with the delicacy and taste of...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I have great respect for Daniel Handler, creator of the wildly popular Lemony Snicket books (and a fellow alum of Wesleyan University), but I couldn't help but feel let down at his newest: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?"
When I was finished with the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:53 AM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -- He was an outspoken critic of one war, but a hero in another. He was a leading Democrat who came from Republican roots. He was a politician who cared more about being on the right side of an issue than on the popular side.
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:47 AM
We really, really didn't need any more evidence that campus rape is a widespread problem across all sorts of colleges and universities, and that Wesleyan University's problems shouldn't targeted as isolated or unique. But we have it anyway.
This time it'...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Kickoff Weekend
June 1-3, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.
It would be hard to find a more accomplished living poet in the world today than Richard Wilbur. In addition to...