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  • Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads From His New Book This Thursday at Wesleyan

    Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads From His New Book This Thursday at Wesleyan
    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...
  • 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...
  • Artist Rutherford Chang Shows Off His Collection of The Beatles' White Albums

    Artist Rutherford Chang Shows Off His Collection of The Beatles' White Albums
    Even if somehow you didn't talk about the music (which seems absurd), those late-'60s Beatles albums gave youngsters plenty to digest, while incense burned and brownies were munched. When it showed up in record store bins in the summer of 1967, the...
  • MGMT's new album shows it can still keep music world guessing

    MGMT's new album shows it can still keep music world guessing
    The creation story behind "Astro-Mancy," MGMT's rhythmic freakout on its self-titled new album, is instructive when considering the duo's oblong output over the years. A band best known for its string of genre-defying dance-pop hits of 2008, "Time to...
  • UConn's National Ranking Is Rising - Or Is It?

    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...
  • More than 300 economists urge Obama to nominate Yellen as Fed chief

    More than 300 economists urge Obama to nominate Yellen as Fed chief
    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....
  • Obama's Rationale For Retaliation Flawed

    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...
  • Wesleyan Author Mines Fascinating History Of New Haven's Distinctive Skyline

    Crowning the New Haven skyline and visible from afar are two distinctive cliffs, East Rock and West Rock, that have inspired and fascinated artists and scientists for centuries. Famous artists like Hartford-born Frederic Church, a major figure in the...
  • Sex U: Should College Professors and Adult Students Be Allowed To Get It On?

    Sex U: Should College Professors and Adult Students Be Allowed To Get It On?
    The University of Connecticut earlier this month banned all sex between professors and undergraduate students. Yale University did the same in 2010. (Well, at least both schools have tried to ban it.) The idea is to protect both students and the...
  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    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...
  • Rae Armantrout's probing new collection

    Rae Armantrout's probing new collection
    The only time I met the poet Rae Armantrout, a few years ago, I escorted her from her hotel to the lecture hall at the University of Chicago where she was to read. We chatted, and she mentioned that she had a new book coming out. I asked her what it was...