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  • 15 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving. Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
  • Boycott of Israeli universities: A repugnant attack on academic freedom

     Boycott of Israeli universities: A repugnant attack on academic freedom
    The American Studies Assn. recently passed a resolution that "endorses and … honor[s] the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions." The action was taken, the group explained, because "there is no effective...
  • Gettysburg's High Ground Shaped Destiny

    The coming sesquicentennial of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg on the hot, humid days of July 1-3, 1863, is no ordinary anniversary. A place of pilgrimage for visitors around the globe, the small Pennsylvania town resonates not just in the American...
  • 45th Reunion Shows What's Valued In Life

    I have been secretary of my Wesleyan University class for 39 years and I just attended my 45th reunion, so I have been closely watching the behavior of graduates as we have corresponded and I reported their news and milestones. Here are a few observations...
  • Push On To Curb Wild Fraternities

    Incidents at two Connecticut colleges — and others — show that institutions of higher learning must do more to curb the negative behavior typically associated with fraternity membership. •A former Wesleyan University student who says...
  • A Silent Culture of Acceptance Surrounds the Use of ADHD Drugs on Campuses

    A Silent Culture of Acceptance Surrounds the Use of ADHD Drugs on Campuses
    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...
  • Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff

    Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff
    We have gone over the fiscal cliff. The politicians jury-rigged a last-minute, temporary deal, but let's face it — we went over. The chattering classes are discussing the next big fiscal deadline in February, which is when the government hits...
  • Music from Thomas Jefferson's (and His Slaves') Time at Wesleyan Feb. 1

    Music from Thomas Jefferson's (and His Slaves') Time at Wesleyan Feb. 1
    Historically accurate concerts are a fun fetish in Connecticut, especially in New Haven, where there is the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and the annual Christmastime Colonial Concerts of Orchestra New England. The Wesleyan University Center...
  • "Glass Guignol" -- A Mabou Mines Look at Tennessee Williams' "Menagerie"

    "Glass Guignol" -- A Mabou Mines Look at Tennessee Williams' "Menagerie"
    Writer/director Lee Breuer, a founding co-artistic director of the New York-based experimental theater company Mabou Mines, explores the work of Tennessee Williams in a workshop production of "Glass Guignol: the Brother and Sister Play" Saturday, Feb....
  • 'Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play' Playing at Wesleyan

    'Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play' Playing at Wesleyan
    Writer/director Lee Breuer, who also co-founded the New York-based experimental theater company Mabou Mines, staged Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire in 2011 for the Parisian Comedie Francaise, then took his exploration of Williams further with...
  • Experimental Troupe Mabou Mines Mixes Southern Drama With French Horror Theater

    Experimental Troupe Mabou Mines Mixes Southern Drama With French Horror Theater
    Mabou Mines is one of the most revered experimental theater companies in New York, and its leader Lee Breuer is one of the world's most respected avant-garde theater directors. The troupe has some serious Connecticut connections as well. Breuer taught...