| May 19, 2014
They are beloved by children and adults alike, symbols of global culture and performance. Puppets. And, a local gallery filled with these elaborate figures is experiencing a renaissance, like the art form itself. "The Ballard Institute and Museum of...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Five years ago Greg Webster had a dream in which a man in a business suit stood atop a copier machine as he was being attacked by paper. Not long after, while he was late-night channel surfing, Webster came across a documentary on British explorer Sir...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy" July 10 to 20.
It is the third and final show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes the musical "A...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:39 AM
We all remember when UConn was infamous for a strutting, screaming maniac, fists balled, spewing profanity.
But it used to be the basketball coach, not the anthropology professor.
In 2014, the coach is Kevin Ollie, a reserved fellow who keeps his head...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The age of the Connecticut state employee suggestion box has ended. That was the notorious device Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used to balance a nearly $200 million gap budget gap in 2011. No one ever explained what the valuable suggestions were.
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:49 AM
World War I ended in late 1918 and Gardner Dow, having survived his Naval service, was settled into life as a junior at the Connecticut Agricultural College in mid-1919.
In May of that year, a Courant story appeared under the following headlines....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Life backstage and behind the curtain will make up three shows in this season’s Nutmeg Summer Series presented at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
“A Chorus Line” opens the three-show series June 5 to 14....
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 AM
Army Spec. Cindy Beaudoin didn't have to go to war.
The UConn freshman had scoliosis, a spinal condition that could have exempted her on Nov. 17, 1990, the day the 142nd Medical Company was called up to active duty.
Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator,...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Thumbs up to reports that Kevin Ollie is close to solidifying his commitment to UConn with a new contract. Yes, the price of keeping the men's basketball coach in Storrs is reportedly $3 million a year for five years. But you get what you pay for, and he'...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:26 PM
There is no doubt. Kevin Ollie is a UConn guy. Kevin Ollie is an NBA guy.
The more profound question as we await a formal announcement on a new five-year contract for the coach of the basketball national champions is this: Is Kevin Ollie a college guy?...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The Huskies will not be going to Disney World next season. That's the offshoot of the American Athletic Conference men's basketball pairings, which were announced Wednesday.
With three teams coming in, Tulsa, Tulane and East Carolina, and two departing,...