| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:06 PM
There will always be an inherent conflict between a government that wants to guard its information, and journalists and citizens who want access to it.
Although there is a recognition that some information should be kept secret, a democracy needs its...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:35 AM
PostSecret Live: An Evening with Frank Warren
April 5, 8 p.m., $20, Southern Connecticut State University's John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, (203) 392-6154, tickets.southernct.edu.
There comes a time in...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
"As anyone who has watched the better colored teams will tell you — a good
many Afro-Americans belong, on their merits."
John Lardner in the Hartford Courant, Nov. 11, 1938.
With opening day of the 2013 baseball season just days away, a 75-...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
I have ties to the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University System. I've lectured at both, have a cartoon collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at UConn, have taught a class in editorial cartooning at Eastern Connecticut...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Triumphantly they passed beneath the confetti-filled sky as a jubilant crowd lined the streets.
Then, in the blink of an eye, they were gone.
But my camera captured them: Nelson and Winnie Mandela. June 1990. New York City.
He was just five months...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
"If The Civil Rights era has to be mentioned at all in the current gun debate, it's that the U.S. would be safer if blacks had stayed at the back of the bus — without access to firearms."
— Email from reader taking issue with citing Emmett...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Sep 9, 2012
When Alli Kramer of Amity Regional High School in "PLGEO100100205270000">Woodbridge and Shavance Stephens of the magnet school Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull won top acting honors at the fourth annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Most states are lucky to have one theater that's won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. Connecticut has five, and two of them are in New Haven.
The Yale Repertory Theatre [1120 Chapel St., New Haven; (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org], right downtown on...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The boom box may be an artifact of yesteryear, but online radio is alive and kicking.
Across the board, college radio stations in Connecticut are streaming their broadcasts online. That includes stations rated the best by Advocate readers this May:...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Note: Due to space limitations, only the major theaters and companies in the Advocate’s coverage area are mentioned here. Throughout the year, the Advocate regularly lists theaters from all around the state.
Alliance Theater, 203-435-4651,...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Anna Liffeys, 17 Whitney Ave., 203-773-1776, annaliffeys.com. An Irish pub that serves great food, and has recently expanded its live music offerings.
Bank Street Café, 637 Bank St., New London, 860-444-1444. New London-area rock ‘n’ roll,...