| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Saturday, photographer-writer and music-journalism fixture Andrew Youssef died after a long, heartbreakingly documented struggle with colon cancer. He was 38.
Since 2006, he had written and shot for his own blog, Amateur Chemist, and publications...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:46 PM
When Anna Djanbazian lost her brother after his battle with colon cancer, she grieved the only way that seemed natural to her — through dance.
“As soon as it happened, I felt I needed to do something,” she said.
It took Djanbazian, who...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Sam Simon just returned from a rescue mission. "The Simpsons" co-developer released at least 18 bears (two were pregnant) into Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary.
He's been buying zoos and circuses to free animals since December 2012, the month after he...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Four cancer survivors were lauded for their strength in battling the disease during the Courage Awards luncheon earlier this month at the Brandview Connection.
The event was presented by the Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Dr. Norick Bogossian Cancer...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Tom Everhart was teetering on the edge of despair in his East Village studio.
It was the early 1980s, and his portfolio — courtesy of a fine-art education — contained various permutations of skeletons. Cartoons weren't his thing, but there...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine honored television host Katie Couric on Saturday for her work campaigning on behalf of cancer researchers after losing her husband to the disease 15 years ago.
"My life changed in an instant," Couric said as she...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Something's been bothering me for a while now about the fact that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is getting a new trial that will give him a chance to overturn his conviction in the Martha Moxley murder.
It's not that Skakel is getting a retrial. No,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In the last couple of years, Connecticut dramatically changed the way it handles eyewitness testimony. Research has raised doubts about the accuracy of eyewitnesses. Police are more cautious and prosecutors more wary of basing cases on one person's...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Genetically speaking, about 70,000 people in Connecticut are living in an informational black hole that could end up killing them.
That's approximately the number of adoptees here, and a Connecticut law passed in 1975 prevents them from finding out...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Ivelisse Page is on a mission.
In 2011, Page launched Believe Big, a nonprofit foundation that helps cancer patients and their families through this traumatic, life-changing diagnosis. Based on her own experience as a colon cancer survivor, Page aims to...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Sept. 21, 2008: In the final game played at 85-year-old Yankee Stadium, the last-place Orioles lose, 7-3, to New York before an announced crowd of 54,610. After Brian Roberts grounds out to end the game, several Orioles run onto the field and grab...