| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:04 PM
NEW HAVEN — This is already a joyous year at Yale Bowl, as 100th birthday celebrations always are. There will be nostalgia to share and enough new memorabilia to sell to keep the cash coming for future face lifts.
But what the Bowl really needs...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Four years ago California voters approved Proposition 14, which scrapped the existing primary election system for most elected offices and replaced it with the top-two system we used in June. It was billed as a way to force Democratic and Republican...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:57 PM
President Barack Obama is back home in Chicago.
Depending on which cable news network you watch, he may be here to: share his magnificent wisdom and do no wrong; distract us from the utter failure of his presidency while playing 530 rounds of golf in...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
James Wittkamp isn't talking.
Asked what makes Skyline Chili so good, the 27-year employee of the iconic Cincinnati restaurant refused to lift the veil on the concoction's secret recipe.
"It's been rumored for years that one of the secret...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Five hundred and twenty-two episodes of "The Simpsons" shown over 278 continuous hours? Don't have a cow, man!
When 21st Century Fox's general-entertainment outlet FXX unspools every "Simpsons" half-hour ever made (plus the 2007 movie) starting at 10 a....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT STORIES do you read -- all about 'Gin Eagels,' the wild parties, the drinking. Do you believe all of it -- even the gossip that I take dope?"
That's Kim Novak in one of her innumerable "big" scenes in 1957's "Jeanne Eagels." This is an overwrought,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The American Library Assn.'s Carnegie Medals were presented in Las Vegas on Sunday. Donna Tartt took the fiction prize for her novel "The Goldfinch," and Doris Kearns Goodwin was awarded the nonficiton prize for "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history.
"Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
| May 30, 2013
Nearly everyone in New Haven has a Richter's story, including native son and restaurateur Jason Sobocinski. The historic tavern on Chapel Street welcomed beer-drinking crowds for nearly 30 years before closing in 2011.
Sobocinski's memories are fond...