| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Jan 11, 2011
Even as House Republicans press to repeal the health care law, government advisers this week are preparing to wade into one of the most contentious questions raised by the legislation: What benefits must insurers cover?
The answer will affect tens of...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Hundreds of Baltimore-area families have volunteered for a government study to spray their suburban yards with pesticide, which researchers hope can protect them from Lyme disease but that environmentalists warn is unsafe.
The goal, federal and state...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Let us not forget the War of 1812, spurred on in part by trade restrictions resulting from Britain warring with France. To celebrate its bicentennial, head to New London for OpSail2012, where a fleet of international and domestic tall ships make a stop in...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Luanne Rice is reading and signing at R.J. Julia Booksellers tonight. Expect a lively discussion, since her new book Little Night takes a sharp turn from her accustomed nature scenes and seaside couplings.
There’s plenty of emotional turmoil in...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Are you ready to experience all that Connecticut's local farms have to offer? Join Dinners at the Farm for their first stop of the season at White Gate Farm in East Lyme. For $150 a person, you are treated to a tour of the farm and a six course dinner...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Good thing Bill Griffith did not take Marcel Duchamp seriously. Otherwise, we'd be without Zippy (aka Zippy the Pinhead), the best-drawn daily underground comic strip in America, still running in 300 newspapers. Griffith, at the time a 19-year-old art...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:00 PM
UConn's TV network hosted on its website and twice aired a sketch full of rape jokes. In the clip, part of a student-produced “comedy” series, a young woman runs from a masked attacker only to have the blue-light emergency phones call her a...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:21 AM
83, of St. Helena, CA died peacefully at home, surrounded by loving family on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Born July 5, 1928 in San Francisco. Preceded in death by her father, Daniel J. Lyons, and by her husband of 47 years, Dennis D. Gaffey. Barbara...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Researchers from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station returned from studying invasive woodland plant species one day to find themselves mysteriously crawling with ticks.
"I've been working in these forests for 30 years, and I'd never been...
| Sep 29, 2011
American photographer Walker Evans left an indelible mark on this country's history with his striking images of squalor and poverty during the Great Depression. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme will be exhibiting some of Evans' most famous pieces,...