| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:48 AM
Of the 55 men who were hanged by the state between 1894 and 1936, 41 were immigrants. Two were Chinese — Chin Lung and Soo Hoo Wing — convicted in 1927 of murdering a member of a rival tong.
Ong Ging Hem, 36, was killed in his cousin's...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The state's first prison, Old New-Gate, built in 1773, was a former copper mine where the worst criminal offenders were sent to do hard labor. Convicts were kept in the mine's two shafts, one at 25 feet and the other more than 60 feet below ground. Escape...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:12 AM
In the often unreal world of show business, Russ Faber kept his focus on things that were real, friends and family members say.
The nationally known talent agent and marketing guru was a friend to the stars and ran many opening-night movie events amid...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:59 AM
The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia.
It is not a battlefield.
It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:04 PM
WETHERSFIELD — For 30 years, this health-care quality improvement company has faced next to no competition.
Qualidigm, founded in 1983, heavily depends on government contracts, and most of its work is collaborating with nursing homes, hospitals,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week.
Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:47 AM
The name Tilted Kilt has always sent my mind spinning a bit. Knitted Kiln? Tilted Windmill? Jilted Kitten? A quick Web search shows that offbeat pub names abound across the Pond, like the Jolly Taxpayer, The Bucket of Blood, The Nobody Inn, The Bull and...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Though he held other positions as well, Irving M. Kravsow was the archetypal editor: feisty, savvy, well-connected, hard-driving. He brought those qualities to The Courant's news operation for four decades after World War II.
Mr. Kravsow, who died...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Does anyone else have to go to the bathroom? -- Warren Westbrook, South Windsor
RACE to the top? I though it was ERASE to the top. -- Lewis Shilane, Joplin, Mo.
A, C, C, A, B, B, D ... What? Grades? No, those are the answers. -- Bill...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:04 PM
The Courant, in celebrating its 250th anniversary year, is looking this month at arts and culture in the state's history. Connecticut has long celebrated the arts, with the nation's oldest public art museum among other claims to leadership.
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....