| Jan 22, 2011
Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78.
Know for her...
| Jul 30, 2011
Henry Carlisle, a San Francisco author, translator and former editor who with his wife helped bring two works by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Western audiences, has died. He was 84.
Carlisle died of complications from pneumonia July 11 in San Francisco,...
| Mar 4, 2011
Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released.
| Mar 12, 2011
Martin Marootian, a retired pharmacist who stood up for Armenian genocide victims as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in a $20-million settlement from New York Life Insurance Co. for failing to honor claims on policies sold to thousands of...
| Apr 20, 2011
William A. Rusher, a leading theorist and organizer of the modern conservative movement who helped William F. Buckley Jr. build the National Review into one of the American right's most influential journals, died Saturday at a retirement home in San...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 6:43 AM
Let's face it, holiday shopping can be a downright drag. Searching for parking, fending off throngs of eager shoppers and keeping track of altered holiday hours can wreak havoc on your holiday mojo. But be not afraid. We did the dirty work to get you an...
| Sep 6, 2010
| 4:01 PM
Not that I would wish anyone harm, but it wouldn't have been such a bad thing for Florida if Hurricane Earl had maintained its wind speed and then hung a left at latitude 40 degrees north.
That would have taken it through the Big Apple and into New...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 8:44 PM
Olympia High safety Corian Hamilton may not know to which schools he will be taking official visits yet, but he has set a time frame for when he's going to commit to a college.
"It'll be a little earlier than (National Signing Day), sometime after the...
| Nov 2, 2010
Connecticut voters will decide the state's next governor, choose a new U.S. senator, and determine whether Republicans gain any of the state's five congressional seats, now all held by Democrats.
The governor's race is expected to be the closest in...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 11:17 AM
'Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison'
By Piper Kerman
Spiegel & Grau, 298 pages, $25.00
In 1998, Piper Kerman was working as a freelance producer in New York City and living a peaceful life with her magazine editor boyfriend, Larry....
| Oct 15, 2010
| 4:45 PM
"Where the God of Love Hangs Out"
By Amy Bloom
Random House, 206 pages, $25
Whether desperate for deep intimacy or innocently seeking the transformative power of love, all of the characters in Amy Bloom’s latest collection have one thing in common:...