| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
BERLIN -- Tom Hiddleston, best known for "The Avengers" and "Thor: The Dark World," has been attached to play the lead in Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise," which HanWay Films is selling at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The film, which is an adaptation of...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Ralph R. Baney, a sculptor and ceramic artist who taught at Dundalk Community College, died of an aortic aneurysm Jan. 21 at his Ellicott City home. He was 84.
Born in Trinidad, he was the son of Baney Seecharan and Bhagia Seecharan. After study at...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:44 PM
A team of British scientists have found what they believe to be the oldest human footprints in Europe, dating back at least 800,000 years.
Analysis of the prints revealed they were likely made by five early humans including men, women and children...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Congratulations to the five Americans who appear on the first shortlist of the British Folio Prize. The shortlist, announced Monday, is eight authors long. In addition to the Americans, one Canadian and two British-born authors are on the list.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
BERLIN -- Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are set to star in rising British helmer Andrew Haigh's "45 Years," which is being repped in international markets by The Match Factory. Haigh is the director and exec producer of the well-received HBO show...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Other than die-hard fans and music journalists, few people would have recognized the name of Franny Beecher before stories surfaced Monday about his death at age 92. Beecher was the longtime lead guitarist of seminal rocker Bill Haley’s band, the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
'Moving Target' By J.A. Jance. Touchstone, 320 pages, $25.99
J.A. Jance skillfully avoids the predictable by expertly explores separate storylines about two strangers — a jailed teen-age computer hacker and an elderly British man trying to...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:45 AM
It isn't like last year, when it was down to "Argo" and "Lincoln," and it was already looking like "Argo." This year's Academy Awards ceremony, to be March 2, feels to me like a tricky three-way scenario among "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012.