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  • Exploring Gillette Castle

    Exploring Gillette Castle
       With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut.  Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful.  "The view of the Connecticut River can't be beat," says Nicole Chalfant, Museum Curator for State Parks.  This "royal" retirement home has become an iconic site, nestled on an amazing piece of property overlooking the water.
  • 'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry

    'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry
    "Hooray for Chicago" does not have the same zip as "Hooray for Hollywood," but at the turn of the 20th century, before there was a Hollywood, Chicago was America's epicenter for film production, distribution and exhibition. This piece of film and city...

    Bob Hope gets little thanks for all the memories

    To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little...

    Book Review: 'Walt Before Mickey' by Timothy S. Susanin

    Book Review: 'Walt Before Mickey' by Timothy S. Susanin
    When the extraordinary success of "Steamboat Willie" made Walt Disney an overnight sensation in 1928, he'd already spent nearly a decade working in animation. During those years, he'd had successes and failures, as Timothy S. Susanin recounts in great...

    Best Of 2011: Colleen Dougher

    Best Of 2011: Colleen Dougher
    Lenore and Richard Gilbert of Gilbert's 17th Street Grille. Photo by Beth Black 1. Misael Soto Misaelsoto.blogspot.com Best performance artist: Misael Soto takes those things we do in isolation and turns them into communal events. The Fort...