| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Visitors at Fashion Island on Saturday appeared to be stuck in a time warp.
Parents paused beside chic — and high-tech — strollers, taking pictures with cell phones. The scene in front of them, though, seemed straight out of medieval Europe....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The materials that Alastair Mackie uses in his work at Gusford--wasp nests, cuttlebone, hornets--seem at first to be radical choices, but painters have long extracted pigments from minerals, plants and insects, and sculptors have carved upon natural...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Marc Simont, an award-winning children's book illustrator whose drawings and watercolors brought poignancy and gentle wit to works by such well-known authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Ruth Krauss and James Thurber, died July 13 at his home in Cornwall,...
| Nov 18, 2012
Been away from skiing or snowboarding for some years, or thinking about giving downhill snow sports a try for the first time?
Unless you read the ski magazines or surf ski websites, you likely are unaware of a major new design change in skis and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
When I mentioned to my mother that among the many delights of a recent family trip to southwestern England and London was the terrific food, she hesitated, then replied: "Oh, really?"
Clearly her memories of dining in the United Kingdom during her own...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In an era when time is money, and cellphones, computers and jammed schedules keep us ridiculously busy day and night, why would one spend seven days traveling to England when a plane can get you there in seven hours?
The answer is simple: There's no...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:31 PM
While visiting his parents over a holiday weekend last year, John Schall witnessed the dangerous toll that caregiving can take when you don't take care of yourself.
His mother, the primary caregiver of his 94-year-old father, suffered a stroke that...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:36 AM
For breast cancer survivors, support groups have taken various incarnations. Some are based around art therapy or yoga, others are held in more traditional settings. One is even set in a river, where the tranquil setting of fly fishing offers a unique way...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Ok, it's the middle of July and people in Britain are starting to get a little edgy, waiting for the any-day-now birth of the next potential heir to the throne.
Although the royal family hasn't disclosed the baby's precise due date -- if, by the way,...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made her last formal public appearance for awhile Saturday at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's birthday.
The duchess henceforth plans to withdraw to await the birth of her first...