| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
HARTFORD — Ralph Nader, the country's most famous consumer advocate, has been blamed by some Democrats for peeling away votes from then-Vice President Al Gore and throwing the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush.
| Aug 4, 2014
TOKYO -- Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki discussed the famed animation house's future in a documentary broadcast by the TBS network on its "Jonetsu Tairiku" program on Sunday evening.
Suzuki talked about the need for "big changes in all...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
It’s not enough for Nellie McKay to just play music in concert. She likes to put on a show with the great spirits of music hall, vaudeville, cabaret and Broadway.
Her personal experience presenting an off-Broadway smash hit show titled “...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's tax time, and that always puts me in mind of noted author and financial planning expert Mark Twain. We all are familiar with vital, life-changing secret to financial success included in his seminal financial planning tome, "Life On The Mississippi...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:50 PM
It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still.
Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.
Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:47 PM
'The house was quiet and the world was calm …"
Or so said Wallace Stevens.
Clearly the world is anything but calm. And yet the house, it's true, is quiet: Stevens' home at 118 Westerly Terrace in the Hartford's West End will soon go on the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actor Derek Luke was born in Jersey City, N.J., on this day in 1974. This birthday guy is known for his roles in such films as "Baggage Claim," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Miracle at St. Anna." He starred in the short-lived...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River.