| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.
The Senate took up the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
8:30 p.m. July 12 at the Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden. (203) 288-6400, spacelandballroom.com. With The Mountain Movers, Jounce and the Backyard Committee.
7 p.m. July 13 at the Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A scientific poll conducted by Quinnipiac University of Hamden, Conn. found what I consider a surprising level of support for increasing the rate of Pennsylvania’s gasoline tax to help raise revenue for the state’s crumbling bridges and roads....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:24 PM
By the time the dust finally settled on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama carried Pennsylvania by 5.2 percentage points over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. So this begs the question: Just how correct were Pennsylvania’s army of pollsters in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:25 PM
She was sitting quietly on a Connecticut Transit bus in Hamden last year, talking on her cell.
A man got up as the bus pulled up to a stop. As he passed, he snatched the phone from the woman's hand and jumped off just before the bus pulled away from the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The word "nigger" keeps dancing on the high wire of the circus of race in America.
Paula Deen, Rachel Jeantel, Riley Cooper have sparked all matter of debate this summer about who can and cannot say the word and whether it is ever right, regardless....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Fifty years ago, my childhood buddies and I would pluck dandelions from the green grass, hold them close to our lips and blow.
As the white puffs sailed into the wind, we'd make a wish.
We were all colored boys and I don't recall the things we...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Put an alien on the flier. That’s how you get New Haven musician Jose Oyola to go to your show.
“If it has an alien on it, I’m there,” Oyola said.
Space is the place for Oyola, whose band the Astronauts headline Spacetron, a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Connecticut legislative leaders are just pleased as punch that Gov. Dannel Malloy has now signed a bill that appears to require foods with genetically modified organisms to be labeled so consumers know what they're buying.
Except it doesn't require...