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  • State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors

    State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors
    In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
  • A World Cup for writers in the 'Penguin Cup'

    A World Cup for writers in the 'Penguin Cup'
    Around the globe, productivity is said to take a steep hit every four years when the World Cup rolls around. Entire countries shut down -- often in the middle of a weekday. After the 2010 World Cup, one study estimated the decline in economic output in...
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  • Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War

    Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War
    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...
  • Dear Coach: Any thoughts on the sale of Wakefield Valley?

    Dear Coach, It's been quite some time since I've written a letter like this, nearly 300 years, actually. The last time I wrote to a paper was in 1722, writing to The New England Courant. Back then, I was told that my voice was "an enemy to vice, and a...
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  • Westside teachers recognized for classroom innovation

    Westside teachers recognized for classroom innovation
    More than a dozen teachers have been recognized for their work at Westside schools and community organizations by the Venice Chamber of Commerce. The chamber's fourth annual WAVE awards recognize innovation and outstanding teaching efforts inside and...
  • Vacationing in the U.S. this summer? Check out these festivals

    Vacationing in the U.S. this summer? Check out these festivals
    Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of festivals and fairs to enjoy in various parts of the country this year. Here are more than a dozen events –- but just some of what’s on tap for the summer — arranged...
  • 2014 Summer Book Events In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Book Events In Connecticut
    Events featuring authors and poets are scheduled this spring and summer. Here are some highlights: Neil Gaiman International best-selling British author of fantasy, whose work includes the comic book series "The Sandman" and novels "Stardust,"...
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
  • John Wray and the art of the pseudonym

    I’ve long been suspicious of pseudonyms. Why, if writing is an art of communication, publish under another name? But John Wray’s recent piece on the New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog has made me think again. Here, Wray (which is itself a...
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