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  • The EU tortoise makes a move

     The EU tortoise makes a move
    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...
  • The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys

    The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys
    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. The...
  • Counter Intelligence: The Hart & the Hunter makes angelic biscuits

    Counter Intelligence: The Hart & the Hunter makes angelic biscuits
    The first thing anybody is going to tell you about the Hart & the Hunter, the restaurant in the new Fairfax District Palihotel, is that you should get the biscuits, which come four to an order and are served on a board. And you should get the biscuits,...
  • An end is in sight to the endless stories about endless debates

     
    Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this before. Because you probably have. There’s a move afoot in the U.S. Senate to reform the filibuster. But this time — No, really, wait! Don’t leave! — this time, it might actually...
  • About those stones

    About those stones
    There are nearly 150 fragments of famous structures and historic sites from around the world and all 50 states embedded in Tribune Tower. These pieces of history reflect the aspirations of the Tribune Tower's creators: To make the fledging skyscraper one...
  • Artist's work focused on the Victorian

    The Christmas Pudding English Traditional Into the basin put the plums, Stir-about, stir-about, stir-about! Next the good white flour comes, Stir-about, stir-about, stir about! Sugar and peel and eggs and spice, Stir-about, stir-about, stir-...
  • Geno Smith plummeting after hot start, he still has shot at redemption

    Geno Smith plummeting after hot start, he still has shot at redemption
    Everybody knows the story of the tortoise and the hare. It's one of Aesop's Fables in which a much-faster hare challenges a tortoise to a race. After jumping out to a big lead, the hare decides to take a nap and awakens to find the slow moving tortoise...
  • The citizen and the government

    In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other. As the story goes, the lazy grasshopper wiles away his summer days singing and hopping and having an all-around good time...
  • Searching for a surrogate

    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 Clinton's motivations for...
  • The Obama hare and Romney the tortoise

    The 2012 race has turned into one of Aesop's classic fables. After each new media blitz against the no-frills Mitt Romney, a far cooler President Obama races ahead three or four points in the polls -- only to fall back to about even as the attention...
  • "Good News!" Playing at the Goodspeed Opera House

    "Good News!" Playing at the Goodspeed Opera House
    Goodspeed Musicals is bursting with good news. It's the theater's 50th anniversary. It was just featured on Michael Feinstein's PBS series "American Songbook." The 2013 Goodspeed season starts April 12. There'll be a Golden Anniversary Gala on June 17....
  • Musical Comedy Premiere Highlights Hartford Stage's 50th

    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&...