| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:40 AM
It's a day Taylor Schilling might like better than taco night.
On Thursday, the 29-year-old actress scored a nomination for lead actress in a comedy for her portrayal as yuppie inmate Piper Chapman in Netflix's prison dramedy "Orange Is the New Black."...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Ah, the Emmy nominations -- happening at an ungodly early hour so the media can spend the day catching up with the actors and actresses making waves in television. A byproduct of the early morning announcement: star actors startled out of their sleep or...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:57 AM
In the gallery at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, two portraits hang side-by-side, "The Artist" and "The Artist's Wife." They were painted in 1815. Not much else is known about them, not even the name of the artist, who ironically immortalized...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:43 AM
There have been all kinds of museum shenanigans going on this week on the Right Coast. On Tuesday, the Delaware Art Museum auctioned off a painting from its collection at Christie's so that it could pay off debt and replenish its endowment — a big...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:52 AM
There is a long list of things that the newly opened National September 11 Memorial Museum doesn't accomplish, or doesn't fully accomplish.
It doesn't deal much with the messy, ongoing aftermath of the attacks of that day. It doesn't present the world's...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The most famous historic image of Connecticut's creation story is geo-fiction. I refer to Frederic Edwin Church's "Hooker and Company Journeying Through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636." Though this magnificent painting captures the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A major Chinese home builder is making a $1-billion bet on the U.S. housing market, and it came to Los Angeles on Thursday to celebrate.
Landsea Group is launching three housing developments – in Simi Valley, in Dublin, Calif., in the east San...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:14 PM
A Chinese home builder is poised to invest $1 billion into the U.S. housing market, starting with two developments in California and one in New York.
The venture, by Nanjing company Landsea Group, could signal the beginning of a wave of Chinese...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:25 PM
One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Being enshrined on a postage stamp is not what it used to be in the days when people would argue vigorously over which pop-culture figures were or were not appropriate for this quasi-governmental honor.
But we still pay attention, not because stamps are...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:10 PM
From squeezing between a Dumpster and a wall to holding your breath as a bus hard stops at your bumper, cities can be an automotive minefield. And cars are often the casualties. Need proof? Look no further than auto insurance rates. A 40-year-old male...