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  • In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations. It is a...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...
  • Two men, one vision

    "What obstacles will you overcome today?" The spirit and mission of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture - as well as its sometimes difficult journey toward a June 25 opening - are neatly encapsulated in a...
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Wednesday's Results

    Coginchaug, Old Lyme, and East Hampton. Those were the names some of us threw out as favorites to bring home the Shoreline conference title in girls soccer. Others tossed out Old Saybrook, Portland and Haddam-Killingworth. But if Wednesday was any...
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Friday's Results

    The season is still young and weeks away from an honest report card, but that doesn't mean we can't begin to form some opinions.  Take Friday.  In the span of a few short hours, we learned a little bit more from just a handful of scores. For example,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The Black Panther Party In CT

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m., the New Haven Museum, The Amistad Committee Inc., and the Connecticut Freedom Trail Committee will present a panel discussion on "The Black Panther Party of Connecticut," featuring Dr. Jamie Wilson, associate professor of...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Opening Day Results

    Tolland girls soccer coach Ken Boucher had any every opportunity to dwell on his team's mistakes in a loss to Glastonbury Tuesday, but he didn't. Instead, Boucher, in his ninth season with the Eagles, elected to go a different route. He called the...
  • Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town

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  • Seth MacFarlane is a family guy at the Bowl's John Williams tribute

    Seth MacFarlane is a family guy at the Bowl's John Williams tribute
    Seth MacFarlane: Live at the Hollywood Bowl! A sentence perhaps many thought or wished that they would never see. But there he was, the “Family Guy” creator, in the cool of a beautiful August evening, dressed in a formal white jacket and a...
  • Amistad America Put Into Receivership

    Amistad America Put Into Receivership
    An independent receiver was appointed Thursday to take command of Amistad America Inc., the troubled nonprofit group widely criticized for its management of the replica slave ship that it has controlled since the ship's launch 14 years ago. Attorney...
  • No Names In Amistad Story?

    The Page 1 story "Audits Find Fiscal Lapses" [Aug. 9] on the fiscal mismanagement of Amistad America Inc. is important. It delivers several facts: significant evidence of inept or misuse of generous state funding for an emblematic Connecticut tourist...