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  • David Beckham practiced driving speedboat before opening ceremony

    David Beckham practiced driving speedboat before opening ceremony
    Remember that scene from the opening ceremony that looked as though it came out of a James Bond movie. It featured David Beckham, looking dapper in a black suit, driving a speed boat down the Thames River, his wake illuminated by blue, pink and golden...
  • UConn Should Live Sustainably Within Its Watershed

    "Unquenchable" is the title of Robert Glennon's scorching critique of U.S. historical water policy. The word also applies to the University of Connecticut's seemingly unlimited thirst for water. To ensure the growth of its Technology Park, hedge against...
  • Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: The Beckhams welcome baby Harper

     
    David and Victoria Beckham welcomed a baby girl in Los Angeles on Sunday. The newborn, named Harper Seven, is the first daughter in a family that includes three big brothers. She already inspired her fashion-designer mother to create a collection......
  • Councilwoman wants Olympics blocked from City Hall computers

     
    After learning that so many employees at Los Angeles City Hall are watching the Olympics online that the city's computer system is threatened, Councilwoman Jan Perry said she is requesting that streaming of the Games be "immediately" blocked on city...
  • National Theatre goes global with 'Phèdre' broadcast

    National Theatre goes global with 'Phèdre' broadcast
    In his six years as head of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner has made a name for himself with his bold moves. He has commissioned large-scale plays and productions dealing with hot-button political issues, he brought in a major sponsor to...
  • A Sleek And Airy Modernist Landmark

    A Sleek And Airy Modernist Landmark
    It's known, locally and in numerous architectural archives, as the "Castle House," but you'd never find it if you went in search of a castle-like structure along New London's waterfront Pequot Avenue. Instead of an ornate and massive bastion of...
  • Check It Out: Chilling winter tales

    We are in the throes of winter, and while the weather has been unpredictable and there are still a few weeks until the groundhog emerges to indicate whether spring will come soon or not, here are some chilling tales to remind you that it's still winter....
  • Simmons Interview: Taking Care Of Baco Bits

    U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, spoke to The Courant's editorial board on Jan. 26. The following are edited excerpts from the talk. On congressional earmarks Should Congress get rid of earmarks (the process by which Congress members' favorite...
  • Saved From A Life In Slavery

    Though local history contains many accounts of injustice perpetrated against enslaved black people here, the story of one Hebron family illuminates the better angels of Connecticut's nature. Caesar and Lois Peters and their children were the property...
  • New London Towards Africa

    New London Towards Africa
    The island greeted me with its stillness, the tropical air so hot and thick it felt like a weight on my body. I waded ashore in water as warm as a bath, and looked up. Behind the trees where the shoreline ends, I could see patches of a stone wall,...