| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:29 AM
It’s time for A Midsummer Night’s Drama. And Comedy. And Musicals. And More.
Summer outdoor theater presentations (and some indoor ones, too) that are synonymous with summer are kicking in all over the state.
They include: Connecticut Free...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A hallmark of President Barack Obama's recently released early childhood education plan is federal funding to expand pre-kindergarten for low- and moderate-income children, with mandates for state-regulated quality control and continuous program...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:55 AM
Writer/director Lee Breuer, a founding co-artistic director of the New York-based experimental theater company Mabou Mines, explores the work of Tennessee Williams in a workshop production of "Glass Guignol: the Brother and Sister Play" Saturday, Feb....
| 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 17, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Can you name any of the poets on the longlist for the National Book Awards' 2013 prize in poetry? If you listen to National Public Radio, the answer is yes, you probably can.
That's because one of 10 finalists, named Tuesday, is nationally known for his...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:44 PM
The most despised child in the history of Baltimore sports is all grown up.
And, if his beloved New York Yankees falter, he'd like to see the Orioles win the 2012 World Series.
Yes, Baltimore — 16 years later, Jeffrey Maier soon could be in your...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In 1990, a local Hartford bank reassured city leaders that plans for an office tower at the corner of Main and Asylum streets were real and the 45-story edifice would be built.
Just one thing stood in the way: the 78-year-old Hartford-Aetna Building, 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...
| Jul 2, 2013
Writers -- Are you looking for workshops to help you with craft, or maybe a conference where you can pitch your story/book idea? Or maybe you love seeing your work judged against that of others and are always on the lookout for the latest writing contest?...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Local native Katie Matthews recently added another accolade to her running career.
Matthews, a standout athlete and five-time All-American at Boston University, was named 2013 America East Woman of the Year on June 4.
The awarded is given to a...