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  • Malloy Announces Re-Election Bid

    Malloy Announces Re-Election Bid
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday confirmed what most observers had long expected: He's running for a second term. For months, the Democrat brushed off questions about his re-election plans, telling reporters that he would announce his...
  • Meet the Teacher Who Inspired Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    The most popular guest at the Paramount Pictures premiere of "Noah" on Wednesday night in New York was decked out in a bright pink ensemble with matching boots. Vera Fried, who admitted that her wardrobe came from a Suits for Less discount store, isn't a...
  • The God Squad: When a 'blah-blah' relationship is best

    Q: I grew up with five siblings, but after Dad died, our weak relationships went from bad to worse. To this day, two of my siblings and I get along fine. We've admitted to the pain we caused each other and asked for forgiveness. My relationships with...
  • Author Wesley Stace To Speak At CCSU; Best-Selling Author Robyn Carr At R.J. Julia

    Author Wesley Stace To Speak At CCSU; Best-Selling Author Robyn Carr At R.J. Julia
    Author Wesley Stace, who released 15 albums as singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding, will give a free reading from his latest novel, "Wonderkid" (Penguin/Overlook Press, $26.95) on Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Marcus White Living Room on the Central...
  • Learning to forgive can be a tricky business

    Q: I grew up with five other siblings, but after Dad died, our weak relationships went from bad to worse. To this day, two of my siblings and I get along fine. We've admitted to the pain we caused each other and asked for forgiveness. My relationships...
  • When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford

    When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford
    For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp. Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
  • Let's All Take The New SATs! (Or Not!)

    The new SAT exam has parents and students attempting to master the almost impossibly rigorous demands of, umm, the multiple choice question. Want to know how you would score? Read the following passages carefully. Decide on the best answer to each...
  • 'At Your Service' At Twain

    'At Your Service' At Twain
    “At Your Service,” an exhibit about what life was like for Mark Twain’s servants, will open on Thursday, March 13, at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford. It will be up from Friday, March 14, until Monday,...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer

    Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer
    Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88. Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
  • Hartford's Got Arts Going On

    Hartford's Got Arts Going On
    Creative people — from actors to musicians, and poets to painters — are coming to Hartford. What draws them here? What do they need to flourish? We asked four Hartford residents active in the city arts scene to contribute their thoughts. Three...
  • From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut

    From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut
    Little could John M. Greene, sports editor of The Courant, have known what he was chronicling, or how prophetic his words were as he began his dispatch from Hackensack, N.J., where the local pro team, the Hartford Senators, were playing an exhibition game...