| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:09 AM
I plan my gardening chores well in advance. Then I dress accordingly.
Still, I frequently find myself doing impromptu jobs that I hadn't planned for. But even though I may need to collect additional tools for an unforeseen job, at least my standard,...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.
Most of the pundits have focused on Mr. Clinton's motivations...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Friday night’s football showdown at Franklin High featuring the host Indians and Catonsville figured to have similarities with the classic Aesop’s Fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” and it lived up to its billing.
Franklin raced to...
| Dec 3, 2013
The new musical "Love and Other Fables," Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season-ender slated for a world premiere in May, is off the schedule for now.
John Rando, the director of the musical romantic comedy centering on the ancient Greek story-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The celebrated British sculptor Nicola Hicks (bn. 1960) has, in recent years, fallen in love with Aesop and his fables all over again. "Aesop is one of my heroes from deep history," she explained on a recent tour of her new exhibition at the Yale Center...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Remember the Aesop fable of "The Farmer and the Viper"? With an emphasis on cosmetics and interior luxury, the 2013 Dodge SRT Viper is like that. The two-seater dazzles with highfalutin options like leather-covered everything and a $14,000 paint job......
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:51 PM
When ticked-off Californians voted by a landslide in 1911 to take political power into their own hands and away from special interests and a Legislature in their thrall, the L.A. Times expressed its disgust with headlines about “freak laws.”...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" sashays into the Segerstrom Center, Julian Sands portrays Harold Pinter in a one-man show at the Broad, and Falcon Theatre probes "The Mystery of Irma Vep."
An Afternoon with Hal Linden The TV actor and Broadway star...
| Sep 27, 2013
So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:28 AM
A world premiere of an original musical comedy, two classic performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater’s five artistic directors and a “rejuvenated” “A Christmas Carol” will be among the highlights of Hartford Stage&...
| Mar 24, 2013
A premiere of an original musical comedy, two classics performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater's five artistic directors, and a "rejuvenated" Dickens' favorite are highlights of Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season beginning in September....