| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Thumbs up to the University of Connecticut, the greenest school in the nation. The Sierra Club recognized UConn as the No. 1 "Coolest School" for offering hundreds of sustainability-related classes, slashing water use, retrofitting buildings and serving...
| Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Ralph Waite, an actor who played the patriarch of a Depression-era Virginia family on the classic television series "The Waltons," has died. He was 85.
Waite, a Palm Desert resident, died Thursday, his manager, Alan Mills, told the Associated Press. The...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Recently, I received a message from one of my Facebook friends saying, "Thanks bro, I wouldn't have been able to do it without y'all." It was from Sean, one of the boys I mentored as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., who...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Readers ask me all the time for reliable sources of information on personal financial topics. So many books and periodicals available that it would be impossible for anyone to read everything. It can take a lot of time just to figure out what is worth...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The single most significant sports figure in Connecticut history — despite a recent run by Geno Auriemma and his Huskies — is Walter Camp of New Haven and Yale University, known accurately for more than a century as the "father of American...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The son of a Nigerian psychiatrist and a Grenadian nurse, Kevin Olusola enrolled at Yale University intending to pursue a medical career. But the classically trained cellist and innovative beatboxer couldn't resist entering the "Celebrate and...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:05 AM
In Georgia, in this land of cotton, Civil War battlefields, and big mess of traffic in Atlanta, it's hard to imagine that dinosaurs once roamed these hills of red clay millions of years ago.
But roam, they did, something I didn't really learn until I...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98.
A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a...