| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Amanda Belichick followed in the footsteps of her father, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, by attending Wesleyan University. She's continuing to follow in his footsteps with the pursuit of a coaching career -- which will continue at Wesleyan.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Alice Spence, a mother who took an active role in community affairs and was the wife of La Cañada Flintridge City Councilman Dave Spence, has died. She was 75.
She died on Thursday, Aug. 1 at an assisted-living facility in La Cañada near the house where...
| Aug 25, 2013
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...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Ever since in 1894 Grover Cleveland signed Labor Day into federal law, we in America have paused to celebrate our hard working, middle class workers on the first day of September. While most scholars agree that the proclamation was issued to placate...