| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:16 AM
If I wasn't already impressed with Chicago hip-hop artist and actor Common, his recent performance at the Black Entertainment Television Awards gave me more reason to like and admire the superstar.
During a nationally televised hip-hop awards show...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Mark Twain liked to cite William Nye's observation about the music of Richard Wagner — that it was better than it sounds. In a similar vein, the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been better than it may look.
Mr. Malloy, 59, is something...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The record-low voter turnout in California's June primary has added urgency to the contest for the state's top elections post.
The two candidates — Republican Pete Peterson, the director of a public policy think tank, and Democratic state Sen....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:32 PM
If you happen not to be in Los Angeles this weekend -- and that's unfortunate, because temperatures here have finally dropped below 100 --the optimal places to be are Boston and Austin. Both are holding book festivals.
The Texas Book Festival is bigger,...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.
Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Charlie Crist is a Republican turned independent turned Democrat. He has been for and against the Affordable Care Act, for and against reproductive rights, and for and sort of against the 2009 economic stimulus. He bolted when times got tough and...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Martin Starr underplays his heroism in “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead,” saying during an interview with RedEye at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that he’s “not an action hero in any traditional sense.”
That may be true, but...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
"Thank you for your service," was the natural conversation starter at the Bethlehem Rotary Club's second annual "Tastes and Tunes" benefit held Oct. 5 at historic Hotel Bethlehem.
Each veteran's name tag was decorated with a star, which made identifying...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale.
Neil Diamond at Allentown's PPL Center, J. Geils Band, Jim Jefferies and Aaron Lewis at Sands Bethlehem Event Center and Rick Braun at Musikfest Cafe among 40 new shows.
| Aug 15, 2014
District 1: Felicia Brunson offers fresh eyes, energy
In the Broward County School District 1 race, voters will choose between a veteran incumbent and a rising star. They should aim high and choose the latter: Felicia Brunson.
District 1 covers...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:09 AM
EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout.
But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4.
"I'm not here to just influence...