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  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a...
  • 'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play

    'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play
    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,...
  • A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War

    A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War
    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...
  • Raising An Olympic Contender

    Wow...yesterday was an incredibly tense day for parents of Olympians.  Clearly visible on TV, the emotions on Debbie Phelps' face were almost palpable: exultation, followed by confusion and then acceptance as she watched her son Michael...
  • Bun Lai, Bill Taibe Tapped As James Beard Award Semifinalists

    This year's list of James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef semifinalists is in, and two Connecticut chefs are in the running for one of the food and beverage world's highest honors. Bun Lai of Miya's Sushi in New Haven and Bill Taibe of...
  • Classic Cinches

    Classic Cinches
    Brides may now be off the hook for a pre-wedding diet. Dresses with corset bodices are popping up on red carpet-worthy gowns, slimming celebrity silhouettes, and gaining popularity with the bridal market. Catherine Zeta Jones wore a forest green textured...
  • Ball Gown Beauty: The perfect style for a wide range of brides, the ball gown reigns once again

    Ball Gown Beauty: The perfect style for a wide range of brides, the ball gown reigns once again
    With stars turning up at awards shows in dresses from their favorite designers’ bridal collections and brides-to-be scanning Golden Globe and Oscar pre-shows for gown inspiration, it’s getting harder to determine where the red carpet ends...
  • Use Your Illusion

    Use Your Illusion
    For brides-to-be suffering from strapless fatigue, the illusion neckline - ones with a sheer panel extending from the bust to the collar - has been a welcome addition to the bridal gown silhouettes available. Brides can show a little or a lot and still...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Firehouse Museum in Key West History buffs can learn about Key West's past through its firefighting heritage at the Key West Firehouse Museum at 1024 Grinnell St. The museum...
  • Gold becomes No. 1, but the rest wasn't by the numbers

     Gold becomes No. 1, but the rest wasn't by the numbers
    BOSTON — At the end of last season, it already seemed clear Gracie Gold had surpassed two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner as the leading U.S. women’s skater, even if Gold had been one place behind Wagner at both the 2013 national and world...
  • John 'Bud' Hawk dies at 89; WWII Medal of Honor recipient

    At 19, John "Bud" Hawk had been in the Army a little more than a year when German tanks started blasting away at his machine-gun unit in a Normandy apple orchard. The Germans, hemmed in by Allied forces to the north and the south, were desperate to...