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  • Four Demonstrators Arrested Outside Hartford Immigration Deportation Hearing

    Four Demonstrators Arrested Outside Hartford Immigration Deportation Hearing
    Four people protesting against the deportation of Josemaria Islas were arrested for blocking the doorway to the federal court building in Hartford Thursday. Islas has become a symbol of what's wrong with U.S. immigration policy under President Obama's...
  • 'The Art Of Collecting' At Hill-Stead In Farmington

    'The Art Of Collecting' At Hill-Stead In Farmington
    The Hill-Stead Museum historical house at 35 Mountain Road in Farmington is partnering with the Amistad Center for Art & Culture in Hartford to present “The Art of Collecting: Alfred Atmore Pope & Randolph Linsly Simpson,” two art...
  • The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film

    The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film
    Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the use of the N-word in his new film “Django Unchained,” which is also probably one of the best films ever made about American slavery. Comedian Katt Williams threatened to punch Tarantino. Spike...
  • New Haven Turns 375 Today!

    New Haven’s 375th birthday is today. The area was settled on April 24, 1638. A lot has happened since. The city is celebrating the milestone in a number of ways, none of them as lavish or as hyped as, say, its 350th anniversary celebration, but...
  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway." "It's all in...
  • Hollywood on black culture: Should it be looking forward not back?

     
    Hollywood's black history lessons: Is it time to look forward instead of backward? Patrick Goldstein studies the repercussions if the George Lucas-backed "Red Tails" doesn't catch hold....
  • Djimon Hounsou is the Angel of Death in the new ‘Paradise Lost’

     
    John Milton's epic poem is getting the Alex “The Crow” Proyas treatment early next year. He's landed Bradley Cooper to play Lucifer and Benjamin Walker as his Michael. And now there's an Angel of Death for the film. The great Djimon Hounsou...
  • Cajon Pass fire expected to be contained Monday

     
    A 1,200-acre brush fire that has burned for two days in the Cajon Pass, destroying several structures and forcing 1,500 residents to evacuate, was expected to be fully contained Monday, officials said. The fire broke out Friday about 12:45 p.m.......
  • Exclusive: With ‘Super 8,’ J.J. Abrams & Co. give ‘Spielberg Kids’ their comeback

     
    In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
  • Pete Postlethwaite: 1946-2011

     
    The great grizzled British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has died, too young to go at age 64. The longtime smoker fought and lost a long battle with cancer. Cinema audiences last caught a whiff of his menace in “The Town,” playing The...
  • Cross-border pot smuggling tunnel has sophisticated features

     
    The drug tunnel found this week on the U.S.-Mexico border has several sophisticated features, officials said. The tunnel, discovered in a San Diego warehouse district, was one of the longest ever discovered and had several unique features that highlighted...
  • 'House' recap: And the Emmy for best pustules goes to ...

     
    Fade in: Dutch slave ship off the coast of Bermuda, 1793. Slaves are sick. The ship’s doctor fears the worst. The Dutch decide to throw the infected Africans overboard one by one, to halt the spread of the disease. Wait,......