| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:08 AM
The show: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Theresa Rebeck's “O Beautiful”
First Impressions: Playwright and TV writer Theresa Rebeck creates a messy, melodramatic work as she attempts to deal with the issues of school bullying,...
| Oct 8, 2012
Art hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections.
But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House.
Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden - or “Joey” as he goes by these days - and Rep. Paul Ryan will “debate” for the world, Heavyweight Underachiever Championship also know as the Vice Presidency.
In December of 1793, John Adams, the...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:01 PM
There's nothing like settling in at a local bar, ready to take in the latest nationally televised debate.
We're talking about that other main event, the debate between this election's two vice presidential candidates, Vice President Joe Biden and...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Congress' inability to agree on matters of import isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but the Colonial Players' current production of the musical "1776" reminds us that fiery debate has been a part of our nation from the outset.
Sherman Edwards' 1969 Tony...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:51 PM
In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency-worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the...
| Nov 7, 2012
Now that the candidates have left the hustings (whatever those are) behind, it can be said: This was the cleanest presidential campaign in recent memory, perhaps in American history.
Before you get exercised about Mitt Romney's sketchy tax math or...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 4:43 PM
They came here for our votes, and left us their dirty coffee cups, empty beer glasses and even locks of hair. First on horseback, then by train and by Air Force One, 24 presidents have visited the Lehigh Valley, not to mention vice presidents,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:57 PM
We're missing out on not being a battleground state in this year's presidential election. I mean, there's a lot of evil campaign commercials out there that we don't get to see. I feel cheated.
Campaign commercials are designed to make the other guy...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:50 AM
BROOKNEAL, Va. — Most Americans know Patrick Henry for one speech: "Give me liberty or give me death," delivered March 23, 1775, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., during the Second Virginia Convention.
One place you can learn more...
| Aug 9, 2010
One thing to know about our book club: We have been together since 1993. We shy away from books recommended by celebrities; we prefer to make our own choices. The variety of books we choose keeps us fresh: we have a classic, a biography, a current...