| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:13 PM
In 1794, the Connecticut Courant's 30th year of publication, there appeared in the paper an advertisement for two stage comedies — "Child of Nature" and "Love Alamode" — being performed by the Old American Company. Doors would open at 6 p.m.,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Hampton University President William R. Harvey and his wife, Norma Harvey, recently made a commitment to donate at least $1 million to an Alabama college. It's the largest gift in the institution's history, the college announced.
The donation will go...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The history of slavery in Connecticut is a tragic one. The story of African Americans in Connecticut has included living with bias, cruelty and disregard; despicable treatment balanced by hope, perseverance and tenacity.
These experiences are told...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Chiwetel Ejiofor has finally arrived. And the proof comes when he doesn't -- at least not immediately.
He is now 15 minutes late for his breakfast interview. The owner of the Beverly Hills cafe is anxiously awaiting the appearance of the actor, whose...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Aunque las nominaciones al Oscar no se conocerán hasta el 16 de enero, desde ya 12 Years a Slave se perfila como la película con mayores posibilidades de seducir a La Academia.
Este favoritismo viene alimentado por la presencia de Chiwetel Ejiofor y...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Steven Spielberg was in Washington on Tuesday evening as the National Archives as the org's foundation honored him with its Records of Achievement Award, in part for "Lincoln" and other historical films.
David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States,...
| Dec 5, 2013
Does the world really need another book about Papa Bears and their Baby Bears?
If the book is the outrageously charming French import "The Bear's Song" by Benjamin Chaud, the answer is a resounding yes.
This piece first ran...