| Jan 11, 2015
Books on food, fantasy, President John F. Kennedy, a memoir and some new novels will be discussed by their authors at free events at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All require reservations: 203-245-3959 or www.rjjulia.com.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 8:55 PM
Maybe Mom was right all along.
Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Very often police are criticized for the manner in which they stop suspects who complain that the officers drew their side arms and, in some cases, ordered them to lie down. We recognize the fear this may cause, especially if it turns out the suspect...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:22 AM
Freaks of nature have been the subject of fascination, disgust and pity for centuries, shunted off to the curtained-off shadowlands of carnivals and circuses. A new exhibit at Yale School of Art Gallery shines a full light on them and treats them with...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:43 PM
In the late 1960s, Stewart Strawn Dixon helped start Chicago corporate law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, which at its peak had more than 200 lawyers.
"I was often struck by how much he cared about his clients," said John Eisel, who began working...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:25 AM
Mass die-offs of hundreds — sometimes hundreds of thousands — of fish, birds and other animals appear to be increasing in both frequency and in the numbers of individuals involved, according to a new study.
The report by researchers at...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:57 AM
For the North, the goal of the Civil War was to reunite the nation. That's how Abraham Lincoln defined it and why the Northern states rallied behind the effort.
Yet, the question of abolishing slavery was always somewhere in the discussion. Many...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:58 PM
More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say.
The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Fire up that dictionary application, or reach for a real one if you can. Even Fyuan “Diane” Jiang has a tough time putting into layman’s terms exactly what she’s done.
“The watered-down version is I grew E. coli,”...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Not long after some grumpy administrative Grinch at the University of Maine warned employees against the placement of "religious-themed" decorations on campus — including candy canes — NASA announced that Christmas lights have become so bright...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...