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  • Here's To Collinsville: Once Dry, Now Cool

    "A quaint drinking town with an art problem," reads a T-shirt for sale at a local pub near my home in Collinsville. A one-liner that rarely fails to get a chuckle, it's a tongue-and-cheek truism that not only expresses present-day sentiment, but sharply...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    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...
  • Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet

    Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet
    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...
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

    Thumbs down on Hartford officials for failing to address a house at 94 Homestead Ave. that was gutted by fire five months ago. How long does this thing sit there, an eyesore and potential liability? Congratulations to Wesleyan University's football...
  • Rein In Out-Of-Control Fraternities

    Some college fraternities need to clean up their act, and fast. Earlier this month, a UConn sophomore said she felt pressured to drink shots of beer, wine and spirits and perform degrading stunts at a fraternity party off-campus. She blacked out and,...
  • Ending Of Landmark Book, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' Is Still Debated

    Ending Of Landmark Book, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' Is Still Debated
    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...
  • Kerry Off Base Comparing Syria To Munich

    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...
  • Independent Campus Journalists Vital

    Strange things are afoot at Grambling State University, the historically black Louisiana school where the football players recently revolted against an interim coach and refused to play a game because of deplorable training and facility conditions....
  • Baltimore's OK — But I'm Sticking With Hartford

    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...
  • 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...
  • A Repugnant Attack On Academic Freedom

    The American Studies Association 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 or...