| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea.
Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The gig: Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi are the founders of Century Books, a used bookstore on Green Street in Pasadena.
Judith and Steve were voracious readers while growing up in their native Hungary. After defecting to the United States in 1986, each...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
According to the old saying, necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of Vojo Brasnovic, the new general manager of Old World German Restaurant, it was his mother who prompted the necessity.
The Croatia native, who joined the restaurant in...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Richie Barshay is an internationally known percussionist who's played Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Fred Hersch, Esperanza Spalding and the Klezmatics, while also leading his own groups.
The West Hartford native is no stranger to Connecticut jazz and...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The World Cup has been held 19 times in 16 nations on five continents. And eight countries have won soccer's ultimate prize, five of them more than once. But those numbers can't answer one question: which teams were the best? Here's one man's list of...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Even great players aren't guaranteed a chance to play in a World Cup. And the vast majority of those who make it to the tournament never get to hoist the trophy. Here are our choices for the 10 best players never to play in a World Cup, followed by the...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:13 PM
| May 24, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If this western Ukrainian city of Baroque fountains and cobblestone squares seems like a different country from the eastern rust belt besieged by pro-Russia separatists, that may be because, for most of its history, it was.
Wooden signs in Lviv's...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The title "Walking With the Enemy" suggests a peculiar lack of urgency, so it's a disappointingly accurate handle indeed.
First-time director Mark Schmidt's World War II drama, written primarily by Kenny Golde with lots of additional contributors,...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:23 AM
On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive.