| May 6, 2007
ROCK stars just aren't what they used to be.
"They all want to look the same," laments music stylist Brandy St. John. "They all want clothes from the same stores, the same designers. But rock 'n' roll should be about one-of-a-kind outfits no one will...
| Jun 28, 2009
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In its opening last weekend at Bowie Playhouse, 2nd Star's production of Ray Cooney's "Funny Money" had audiences in stitches — as this farcical show has done since its 1994 London premiere.
Cooney has written 22 plays over the past 50 years,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In Oyster Shell Park, where trucks on a recent November morning dropped crates of playground equipment as shovels hit the ground, 6-year-old Lauren Wyatt knelt and pressed her small hands mightily into a wet, gray slab of concrete.
Her handprint and the...
| Aug 21, 2008
This being the 50th anniversary of the USS Nautilus' historic crossing of the North Pole, it seemed like a good time to get down to Groton and tour the world's first nuclear-powered submarine.
The long-since-decommissioned Nautilus is moored at the U.S....
| Nov 28, 2007
LOS ANGELES (November 28, 2007) Having been approached by California state elected officials as well as civic leaders from areas affected by recent wildfires, music superstar Garth Brooks has agreed to perform a benefit concert to raise money for the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:00 PM
With its decaying walls and ceilings, Gothic Revival architecture and history as a hospital for the mentally ill, Norwich State Hospital has inspired rumors of ghosts and the occult.
Now the site is slated to serve as a new home for an entertainment...
| May 21, 2010
| 10:01 AM
Typically, every week, I spend some time googling around the web, researching ideas for possible "DayTrippers" segments. During one of these sessions, I stumbled across a very cool site called "jognewlondon.com." It lists about a dozen jogging routes...
| Jan 29, 2006
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...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 4:20 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas may construct a 500-foot Ferris wheel, the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, on the famous Las Vegas strip, officials said.
A developer won permission to construct the Ferris wheel as the centerpiece of a 10-acre amusement park...
| Oct 1, 2010
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...