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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 professor at MIT, a MacArthur "Genius," and the first Latino to sit on the Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Still, the Dominican-American writer graciously took the time to answer a few of my questions via e-mail amidst a rigorous teaching schedule and a national paperback book tour (he'll be stopping by Yale University on Nov. 12 and Naugatuck Valley Community College on Nov. 14). We managed to cover the meaning of art, some of the quirks of his reoccurring narrator Yunior, and I even did my best to coax a little writing advice out of him.
  • Managing the Modern-Day Pull of Technology

    Managing the Modern-Day Pull of Technology
    We all remember this brutally honest blog post, by Jennifer Meer, a contributor to the Huffington Post, called "Distracted Living".  This West Hartford mother admits to responding to a "ping" on her computer and answering an email while her daughter was...

    Pepperdine recruit Michael Wexter dual threat for Lincoln-Way West

    Pepperdine recruit Michael Wexter dual threat for Lincoln-Way West
    There's no question middle hitter Jake Gasparich is one of the brightest minds at Lincoln-Way West, if not the entire state. The 6-foot-5 senior scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and will continue his volleyball career at MIT. But ask Gasaparich, who...

    Enfield Students Maneuver Into Nationals For Underwater Vehicles

    Four John F. Kennedy Middle School students are headed to the national level of competition for the 2015 SeaPerch Challenge. The students, all part of the school's talented and gifted program led by teacher Brian Zawodniak, were tasked with creating an...

    Key moments in death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber

    Here's a look at some of the most compelling moments in the government's case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted Wednesday of all 30 federal counts against him: ___ OPENING STATEMENTS Tsarnaev's lawyer, Judy Clarke, startled...