| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The chef's last name is familiar. Oak & Almond's executive chef Jeff Taibe is, indeed, the brother of Bill Taibe of The Whelk and Le Farm. Let's just get that out of the way. They are both chefs. They share an attractive, family resemblance (they have...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Dave Brubeck changed the sound of jazz in profound ways, unexpectedly becoming something of a pop star in the process.
Starting in the mid-1950s, in fact, he emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:00 PM
After the unthinkable events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, I found myself in tears and asking, how can something like this be prevented from happening again?
The sad and scary conclusion I came to is that it can't. I then began...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Please allow me to take a moment to begin this column with a few words of appreciation for sharp-eyed readers who add to my knowledge of a subject after I've written a column about it. Thank you also for helping to shine a light on some of the murkier...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Strained budgets have struck statehouses from Trenton to Sacramento, and most recently, here in Hartford. As policymakers look for short-term ways to plug budget gaps, they're raiding funds intended for long-term investments in clean energy.
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:51 PM
With the nation watching, Newtown parents still grieving and gun owners objecting, legislative leaders Monday said they had met the solemn challenge presented by the Sandy Hook school massacre with a bipartisan agreement for the nation's strongest gun...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
It's a big country, as they say, and no one knows that better than Philip Caputo. In "The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean," the novelist, nonfiction writer and former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Despite Chicago's recent crisis of gang-related street murders, the Roseland Community Hospital in a tough south-side neighborhood is on the verge of closing because of finances, and community groups have been energetically campaigning to keep it open....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Chef at Max Oyster Bar, West Hartford
Scott could you please tell us about how you ended up here?
Sure, I was in Colorado for almost ten years, working in restaurants and hotels, but I’m originally from the Connecticut area...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Ex-Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is always up to something interesting. He's kind of like a mad scientist, but in drummer form. Last time we spoke with him he was sonifying the Big Bang and building music around the sounds that were produced at the...