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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years

    Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years
    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...
  • Obama picks low-profile arts center executive to chair the NEA

    Obama picks low-profile arts center executive to chair the NEA
    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.,...
  • Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery

    Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery
    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...
  • 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...
  • Boycott of Israeli universities: A repugnant attack on academic freedom

     Boycott of Israeli universities: A repugnant attack on academic freedom
    The American Studies Assn. 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...
  • Gettysburg's High Ground Shaped Destiny

    The coming sesquicentennial of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg on the hot, humid days of July 1-3, 1863, is no ordinary anniversary. A place of pilgrimage for visitors around the globe, the small Pennsylvania town resonates not just in the American...
  • 45th Reunion Shows What's Valued In Life

    I have been secretary of my Wesleyan University class for 39 years and I just attended my 45th reunion, so I have been closely watching the behavior of graduates as we have corresponded and I reported their news and milestones. Here are a few observations...
  • Push On To Curb Wild Fraternities

    Incidents at two Connecticut colleges — and others — show that institutions of higher learning must do more to curb the negative behavior typically associated with fraternity membership. •A former Wesleyan University student who says...
  • A Silent Culture of Acceptance Surrounds the Use of ADHD Drugs on Campuses

    A Silent Culture of Acceptance Surrounds the Use of ADHD Drugs on Campuses
    Roughly one in three college seniors nationwide has taken illegally obtained prescription amphetamines. And they don't feel bad about it. That's according to the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, a research institute at the University of...