| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Voters in Wisconsin were very wise this month when they stormed to the polls in mighty referendum fury to curb the gubernatorial power to edit budget bills.
In many jurisdictions, the veto power exercised by governors is an up-or-down kind of thing,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:36 PM
All seven of the ``regular readers'' of my column have noticed that I stopped writing about the threat to us all from the animals.
Well, you see, one of the senior editors of this opining department is in cahoots with the animals. She warned me...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:51 PM
The longstanding wisdom that ``things are not what they appear to be'' is an invitation to a mental hospital.
Some things must be what they appear to be. Cohen the Columnist, for instance, is tall, dark, handsome and wise. No ambiguity there.
| Sep 9, 2012
When Alli Kramer of Amity Regional High School in "PLGEO100100205270000">Woodbridge and Shavance Stephens of the magnet school Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull won top acting honors at the fourth annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Sept. 14, 8 p.m. The Bijou Theater, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, (203) 332-3228, thebijoutheatre.com
And Sept. 15, an outdoor family-day event in the afternoon at The Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, (203) 966-...
| May 26, 2011
Huguette Clark, a copper tycoon's daughter with a taste for exquisite French dolls, baronial homes and solitude, has died. She was 104.
Clark, who preferred to be known as Madame Clark, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. She had...
| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...
| Jun 20, 2012
Susan Tyrrell, an eccentric, husky-voiced character actress best known for her Oscar-nominated supporting role as a blowsy barfly in director John Huston's 1972 movie "Fat City," has died. She was 67.
Tyrrell died Saturday at her home in Austin, Texas,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:15 AM
When Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff first saw the old stone farmhouse in northern Baltimore County, it had holes in the walls and raccoons in the basement.
But it stood in the middle of 85 acres of farmland, with cows grazing in the distance and...
| May 9, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Beer is the new wine. We've been hearing it in the bar business for at least three years running now. And why shouldn't it be? Beer is complex and varied. Beer's an excellent complement to food. And in an increasingly DIY, locavore culture, beer is...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
How did Philip Johnson solve the problem of lighting his glass house in New Canaan, Connecticut, which didn't have any exterior walls? He created with the help of lighting consultant Richard Kelly a standing floor lamp capped by a painted white TK...