| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:49 AM
In light of the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in August, the American Tortoise Rescue, based in California, is asking moms and dads to refrain from buying an actual turtle for their child.
In a letter to parents - posted on the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:46 AM
You know what I love most about the summer?
Dropping everything...and DayTripping with the kids (ironic, right?).
We pick an activity...and get out of Dodge...just thinking about ourselves, our adventure and our bonding time.
Recently, we headed...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history:
In May 1985, a little African-American boy runs from a building in flames in Philadelphia....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:55 AM
John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:04 AM
The "vacation of the movies" is ending today, as long as the impending storm doesn't cancel school!
We saw Frozen, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Walking With Dinosaurs over the past two weeks.
The first two films were fairly predictable. ...
| Nov 21, 2013
The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Sixty years have now passed since the shooting stopped on the Korean Peninsula. The body count remains stunning.
More than 36,000 dead American soldiers; another 103,000 wounded, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. South Korean military...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:07 AM
Headed to the movies this weekend?
"Rio 2" is still going strong at the box office. No surprise, since it's colorful, spirited, fast-paced and fun.
My 8 year old and I really loved the first installment of this franchise and were excited to see the...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:51 PM
The year in weddings started with fevered speculation over the Duchess of Cambridge’s bridal gown for her April wedding day and ended with the gleeful fervor over Bella Swan’s stunning look as worn by Kristen Stewart in the movie, “...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:17 AM
They called him ``Skirts'' behind his back and he had to build a high fence around his Kensington home to ward off curiosity seekers.
The local legend of William T. Sloper has prompted unabashed giggles and piqued the curiosity of area residents ever...