| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:17 PM
The Antlers’ music is ethereal, soulful, righteous and rooted in a special kind of belief system based on helplessness (“I Would Have Saved Her If I Could”), eternal questions (“On an endless ladder, climbing higher”), pain...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Here are a few places to enjoy live music outdoors this week:
Gathering of the Vibes, July 19-22, Seaside Park, 1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, gatheringofthevibes.com.
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Hamden Town Center Park, 2761...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:59 AM
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas has named three of the featured acts in its 2013 slate. One had already been tipped by the Hartford Courant a few months back: The Handspring Puppet Company’s new version of Shakespeare’s A...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:06 PM
On the day after the Newtown massacre, my two youngest daughters and I rode a horse-drawn carriage around the New Haven Green. We had seen it as we drove past the big Christmas tree and from their car seats in the back they had said, "Can we ride?"
| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Let's see some live music on the super-cheap this week:
Entrain: Aug. 2, 6 p.m. Madison Beach Hotel, 94 W. Wharf Rd., Madison, (203) 245-1404, madisonbeachhotel.com.
Naughty By Nature: Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The London Olympics, not to mention the frequent mention of the long-ago Lake Placid Winter Olympics in connection with Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations, has had me reminiscing about a close-to-home Olympian spectacle: the Special Olympics...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:35 AM
O, the Marches of May
The April showers finally happened, on the first of May. This meant that the annual May Day celebration on New Haven Green had to move inside United Church on the Green. The day-long festival has happened for decades thanks to a...
| May 4, 2012
| 10:51 AM
1) Taft Apartments
The Taft celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and its staff plans to celebrate all year long. In its days as a hotel in the early part of the 20th Century guests like Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Babe Ruth and Lassie are...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:13 AM
One of my first visions of New Haven was a hurricane. I was helping a friend move here from Boston, it was 1985, and the hurricane in question was Gloria. We were headstrong youth, and though the forecast was dire we had already the U-Haul, so we plowed...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Since March of 2011, a handful of University of Connecticut students have published The UConn Free Press, an "underground" publication full of anti-authority rants and displays of amateur graphic design. The monthly rag is not only unafraid to put an f-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:21 PM
"Hey dad, watching the election in a lounge now with a large group of people. I'll call you when I get home. Are you nervous? I kind of am."
Email from my daughter in England to me the night of the election
"I fried some catfish today and cooked (most...