| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:31 AM
A common pop-song strategy is to subvert the severity of your lyrics with the lightness (or maybe “lite-ness”) of the music that glides along underneath.
Rarely is it done so well, however, as on the title track of the Guru’s Go Easy, a...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
It's officially autumn. And with it comes falling leaves, hayrides, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the most important of all, more seasonal beers. Pumpkin ale is one of these seasonal beers that is not only enjoyed today but was also highly appreciated in...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:05 AM
NEW YORK -- Cattle farmers struggling with record corn prices are feeding their cows candy instead.
That's right, candy. Cows are being fed chocolate bars, gummy worms, ice cream sprinkles, marshmallows, bits of hard candy and even powdered hot chocolate...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Town by town, the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer advances through Connecticut's woodlands.
Here's the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's latest bulletin on the discovery of the pest in three more towns: The Connecticut Agricultural...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Cathy Malloy, wife of Gov. Dannel Malloy, "uncorked" at a forum on how to encourage women to run for public office held in conjecture with the Democratic National Convention, according to the Los Angeles Times. Connecticut's first lady went on a rant...
| Apr 8, 2012
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author.
Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
| Apr 8, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO VERMONT
From LAX, United, US Airways, Delta and JetBlue provide connecting service (change of planes) to Burlington. Restricted round-trip fares, including taxes and fees, begin at $508. Public transportation outside the Burlington area...
| Jul 31, 2011
SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. — Like a memorable scene from the movie "Witness," the red and white tractor-trailer rig seems almost alien as it roars past the nondescript horse and buggy along Indiana State Road 5 south of Shipshewana.
It's a classic Kodak...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award.
The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
| Nov 7, 2010
The Passages of H.M.
A Novel of Herman Melville
Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95
"The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The latest installment in the film version of the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1," had a massive box office opening this weekend, clocking in at more than $125 million in the U.S. alone.......