| May 15, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Hartford Stage 's current production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" starring Daniel Davis not enough sturm und drang for you? Even knowing Olympia Dukakis is doing the show this summer at Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires?
Then check out...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 3:59 AM
Rachel Jett to lead the National Theater Institute (NTI), the accredited program for college students at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center at Waterford as its new artistic director.
Jett will provide oversight and vision for the program, teach in the...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Last May, Da'Vine Joy Randolph graduated from the Yale School of Drama, unclear what her future as an actor would hold.
On Tuesday morning, she was nominated as best featured actor in a musical for her performance in "Ghost: The Musical," in a role of...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:54 PM
The Connecticut House of Representatives late Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure repealing the state's seldom-used death penalty after more than 9 1/2 hours of often gut-wrenching debate.
Senate Bill 280 cleared the House 86-62, a...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday easily approved a $626 million package of incentives designed to create jobs, revive the economy and undo the state's image as hostile to business.
The votes in the House of Representatives and the Senate were nearly unanimous....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now.
Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 9:45 AM
In 1985, my parents piled my brother and me in the family truck and drove us from our northwest suburban home to Yellowstone National Park.
We wove a leisurely path past Nebraska's prairies, South Dakota's Badlands, Wyoming's hot springs. The scenery was...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:16 PM
TANGARAKAU GORGE, New Zealand — We've all seen those "Danger — Falling Rocks" signs when driving.
But here, on the nearly 100-mile-long Forgotten World Highway, that sign several miles back that said "Do Not Loiter or Park on Ridge" takes...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:53 AM
"The Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco) by Russell Banks. Coming Tuesday. Banks, one of our finest and most adventurous novelists, is not afraid to tackle big, tough topics that persistently bedevil the human species, and with his 17th book, he has...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels"
Even as the film "Anonymous" questions the authenticity of the Bard from Stratford, a fascinating new book retraces Shakespeare's steps in modern-day Italy.
Richard Paul Roe, who...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Sunday night's installment of "The Walking Dead" on AMC had it all: zombie deaths, human deaths, a car wreck, new characters, a working bar, heated arguments and — to cap it all off — a song by Maryland-based blues-metal band Clutch.