| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Well, the USA Today annual ranking of American colleges and universities is out and University of Connecticut advocates are all whipped up that their school has risen to No. 19! It is the highest point UConn has reached in this annual Fall rite of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- More than 300 economists have signed an open letter to President Obama urging him to nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, citing her "consistently good judgment" and her commitment to reducing unemployment....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:38 PM
In his address Tuesday, President Barack Obama made a flawed case for retaliation against the use of chemical weapons in Syria based on a domino argument. The use of chemical weapons in Syria, he said, is likely to set off a subsequent chain reaction that...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Nearly 100 years ago, Sherwood Anderson published "Winesburg, Ohio," a book of linked short stories regarding an imaginary American town as seen through the eyes of George Willard. George is a young man about to leave his hometown to try his hand at...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:35 AM
The five homeless characters portrayed in Who's Hungry (pictured), an innovative puppet play by Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin getting its Connecticut premiere at Wesleyan's World Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, are based on real people: a former interior...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Early this month, Secretary of State John Kerry applied a misguided sense of history to today's American foreign policy. In an attempt to galvanize international support for military intervention in Syria for President Bashar al-Assad's violation of...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
University of Chicago Press: 80 pp., $18 paper
Peter Campion, in his new book, re-creates the overheard sounds, ring tones, robo-blab and self-announcings of an airport concourse, spliced into imitation of Anglo-Saxon "riddles"...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The crazy wing of the Republican Party finally got what it wanted. The federal government has been shut down for the first time in nearly 18 years because the GOP refused to approve further government funding unless the Patient Protection and Affordable...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Atlantic writer and senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates (pictured) took down Brad Paisley earlier this year, when he felt the country star wasn't responding appropriately to criticism of his song "Accidental Racist" (featuring L.L. Cool J). When it comes to...