| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Vanessa Lapa's documentary, "The Decent One," brings the epistolary form to documentary, using narrated excerpts from a trove of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler's diaries and letters — including those of his wife, Margarete, his parents and even eldest...
| Oct 10, 2014
The city is looking for volunteers to join its Community Emergency Response Team.
CERT training teaches residents basic emergency skills, then integrates them into the emergency response capability for their area, according to a city news release.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:34 PM
1. "Burn" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $28). Detective Michael Bennett returns to New York to take over the Outreach Squad in Harlem. Last week: —
2. "Edge of Eternity" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36)....
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As he dropped sandbags along the base of the Air Force barracks at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam, John Bowen saw the rockets soar in. The building buckled, he says, then exploded, and seemed to "rush up and hit me in the face" as the blast...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:45 AM
When San Francisco built the War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building in 1932, it was supposed to include a memorial to veterans. But the project ran out of money, and one was never made. On Friday, a nonprofit group will make good on that promise...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a constitutional law professor, I have mixed feelings about the first Monday in October. On the one hand, I look forward to the start of the new Supreme Court term in the same way a baseball fan looks forward to opening day. But I also dread what the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A century after the James Adams Floating Theatre presented its first performances in the waterfront hamlets of Hampton, Smithfield and Mathews, the sensational allure of the 132-foot-long traveling playhouse has mostly faded.
But only rarely in the...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:23 PM
NEW HAVEN — There is a century-old, leather-bound piece of history sitting on the Yale squash coach's desk that tells the story of the school's 1914 football season. In book stores, meanwhile, there is a newly published book from Rich Marazzi that...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The year the American war for independence ended, 1781, the United States adopted the Articles of Confederation as its preferred form of government. Even a cursory glance at the Articles reveals that the first clause in the most famous speech in...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby?
I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...