| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:12 PM
NEW YORK -- Envelopes containing a white powder were sent Friday to several hotels near Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Jersey and to the office of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, but appear not be dangerous and at least one turned out to contain...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Sam Stout's great-grandfather went to Hartford Public High and sat in class behind Frederic Church. He remembered it in his diary. "He wrote 'He was not a very good student. He was always looking out the window and drawing. I guess that worked out well...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Some 80,000 football fans from around the world are set to pack into New Jersey's Met Life Stadium on Sunday for the first NFL Super Bowl championship played in the New York area, an event that has shone a fresh spotlight on the region.
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jay Z has gone on record that he's not just a businessman, but a "business, man." As such, he knows that it behooves him not to make unnecessary waves and risk alienating potential customers. So if Sean Carter is rooting for anyone in particular to win...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:00 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — With a hot sun bearing down, Gov. Chris Christie grasped a ceremonial shovel and dug into a patch of dirt where a new park would bloom in a blighted area of Newark.
To his right, holding another shovel, was Bill Baroni, then...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Ah, how quickly fortunes can change at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where a 98-pound Old English sheep dog named Swagger was bumped from competition for the Best in Show trophy by a far smaller canine named Coco.
The Cardigan Welsh corgi won...
| Oct 11, 2013
Joan Osofsky hears it all the time. Customers walk into one of her three Hammertown Barn stores and say, "Oh! I wish my house looked just like this."
Osofsky decided to try to distill the philosophy that has guided her choices for Hammertown Barn, a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and Bonnie Tyler are among many performers who've sung the praise of heroes in their songs. Carey's ballad, "Hero" (1993), written by Walter Afanasieff, includes the lyrics:
"Lord knows dreams are hard to...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
From the remove of 47 years, it is difficult to adequately calibrate the impact of "The Velvet Underground and Nico," the 1967 debut album by the New York band fronted by Lou Reed, who died Sunday at 71.
Bearing a banana-embossed cover by Andy Warhol...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:53 AM
It was a dream job that Jeff Holland didn't even realize was his dream: patrolling the water and advocating for the environment as the West/Rhode Riverkeeper.
Holland was still settling into his other new gig, running the Captain Avery Museum, a small...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:52 AM
At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards on Sunday, Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o were all fashion winners. Mirren wore a sheer and ruffled gown by Jacques Azagury (and picked up the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship Award)....