| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
It was quite a celebration on Oct. 24, 1877.
It was the opening of the Goodspeed Opera House — the six-story wooden Victorian structure on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and long before the swing bridge was built. (A ferry...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:30 PM
The school motto Veritas Vincit translates as "truth conquers" and in the case of John Marshall High School, so do wits.
The Los Angeles Unified School District named the nine-member team this year's winner of its annual Academic Decathlon on Friday...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:52 AM
The Woman's Club of Winter Park, a popular wedding and party venue, launched a campaign this week to renovate the 93-year-old building.
It's the latest historic building in Winter Park to capture attention in recent months. The Capen House, which...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Early in "War Horse," the much-celebrated play now at the Hippodrome, a British farm boy named Albert tries to befriend Joey, a foal that his father bought with money intended for a mortgage payment. The anxious animal keeps his distance, but Albert is...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When work on the world's first full-scale wind tunnel got underway at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in January 1930, some people saw the giant, $1 million project as just another case of wasteful government spending.
But pilot after pilot...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Judith Mackrell's "Flappers" is a juicy, energetic exploration of six dazzling iconoclasts who all flared to fame in the Roaring '20s. Unlike recent books such as Simon Winchester's "The Professor and the Madman" and Edward Ball's "The Inventor and the...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 PM
A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Alfredo Ramos Martínez was a few weeks shy of 58 when he packed up his studio and, with his wife and daughter, moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 1929. He arrived just in time for the epic collapse of the economy. Not surprisingly, the Great...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:25 AM
"Ice skating has become the winter sport for Donleigh, now that the frozen flooded (purposely) field near the swimming pool offers a close, perfect opportunity. Several adults as well as children were seen...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The show: "War Horse" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
What makes it special: The arrival of the Tony Award-winning production using puppetry arts.
First impressions: In answer to the question: "Does the tour of the acclaimed show...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The music of Paul Hindemith gets little attention in our time. This despite the fact that the German-born composer, who spent many years in the U.S. after the rise of the Third Reich, once was widely recognized as an important and influential figure....