| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:23 AM
We are the pit bull that is seen with wary eyes; if we come too close, then it's goodbye. Regardless of whether we are calm, courteous and nonthreatening in demeanor, we are deemed suspicious and dangerous, which makes it justifiable to put us down with a...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:44 AM
I love our state's fall foliage. What I don't like is fighting traffic jams on country roads, or worse, hiking up some dusty path to see it.
I prefer to do my leaf peeping in comfort, preferably over the rim of a martini glass. Luckily, there are plenty...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Now that the Cheshire killers are headed to death row, we can all breathe easy, knowing that Connecticut sparingly, but justly, gives the worst of the worst the death penalty.
If only that were the case.
A former Yale Law School professor's long-running...
| Sep 21, 2011
If intellect, energy and force of will in the 1990s could have turned Lake County from its race toward the out-of-control growth of the next decade, then Rolon Reed would have been legendary.
Heaven knows he tried.
The retired judge from New York with a...
| Nov 6, 2011
Unemployment is mired at 9%, and President Obama's poll ratings are mired too. Democrats are dispirited. Republicans are fired up and ready to go. Activists on both the right and the left are demanding change.
So is there any way Obama can win reelection...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:26 AM
A tweak. A twinge. A minor ache in the knee. A mild stitch in the side.
For most of us, the process of aging arrives in what the showbiz folks call a soft open: You don't feel it in a grand thunderclap, but in a gradual series of small incidents. When...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:14 PM
If you remember New Haven two decades ago, you must tip your hat to former Mayor John DeStefano Jr. The Elm City was moribund when he took office, with empty buildings, litter blowing down Chapel Street, no sense of where it was going.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
"Why does public conflict over societal risks persist in the face of compelling and widely accessible scientific evidence?" asks a new study by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale University, which should be required reading for all members of the "do-...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:03 PM
It's been weeks since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the contraception-mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, but the pace of urgent fundraising appeals has barely slackened. Several times a day, another pops up in my email inbox. Some are...