| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Charles Frederick Crone, 82, of Newport Beach passed away on Wednesday February 19, 2014 with family by his side after a bout with lung cancer and a stroke. He was born February 22, 1931 in Massillon Ohio to Edna and Paul Crone.
Charles went to Ohio...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
President Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast — and one is reluctant to criticize.
But pry my jaw from the floorboards.
Without a hint of irony, the president lamented eroding protections of religious liberty...
| Feb 16, 2014
When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
He had been married for seven years to a woman...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:45 PM
As Arizona awaits its governor's decision on a religious freedom bill cast by critics as anti-gay, civil rights advocates in Indiana bashed its state's own foray into controversial legislation: A measure that would exempt many faith-based organizations...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:36 PM
If Hollywood were to cast for the role of a union dissident trying to overthrow an entrenched leader in a national election, the character wouldn't be much like Jay Cronk.
But the unassuming Cronk is doing just that, challenging the head of the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Our driver to the airport told us with pride that Baltimore for the past few years had been the fastest growing city in America. He asked what place we call home and one of us replied Connecticut. "Lots of folks moving here from Boston and New York," he...
| Feb 16, 2014
When Litchfield native Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly," she could not have imagined she was writing a book that for generations would rack up sales second only to the Holy Bible.
Is it rude, then, to point out...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Julia Randall says she is "45 going on 12," an apt summation of her current artistic inspiration on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford.
Randall starts by chewing bubble gum and blowing a bubble, then biting the end of the bubble to seal it. Then she...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:00 AM
The Civil War casts a long shadow.
In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...