| Feb 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Writer/director Lee Breuer, who also co-founded the New York-based experimental theater company Mabou Mines, staged Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire in 2011 for the Parisian Comedie Francaise, then took his exploration of Williams further with...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Mabou Mines is one of the most revered experimental theater companies in New York, and its leader Lee Breuer is one of the world's most respected avant-garde theater directors.
The troupe has some serious Connecticut connections as well. Breuer taught...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:28 PM
When his son turned 14 a year ago, Jonathan Hardy bought the teen a gift that was both a coming-of-age badge and a hot item: an AR-15 rifle.
To Hardy, the matte-black weapon is not a dangerous assault rifle. His son's model shoots the same small, low-...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Gus Ayer, the former mayor of Fountain Valley and an avid environmentalist, died Wednesday night. He was 63.
According to his oldest son, Ethan, the cause of his death is still pending, but he was found at his Fountain Valley home by his youngest son,...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Jeanne Parquette Wertman of Dallas, Texas formerly of Irvine, California passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on February 5, 2013 at the age of 94. Jeanne was preceded in death by the love of her life husband of 63 years, Howard “Buck”...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:50 PM
The only time I met the poet Rae Armantrout, a few years ago, I escorted her from her hotel to the lecture hall at the University of Chicago where she was to read. We chatted, and she mentioned that she had a new book coming out. I asked her what it was...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Historically accurate concerts are a fun fetish in Connecticut, especially in New Haven, where there is the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and the annual Christmastime Colonial Concerts of Orchestra New England.
The Wesleyan University Center...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:55 AM
Writer/director Lee Breuer, a founding co-artistic director of the New York-based experimental theater company Mabou Mines, explores the work of Tennessee Williams in a workshop production of "Glass Guignol: the Brother and Sister Play" Saturday, Feb....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Roughly one in three college seniors nationwide has taken illegally obtained prescription amphetamines. And they don't feel bad about it.
That's according to the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, a research institute at the University of...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:30 PM
We have gone over the fiscal cliff. The politicians jury-rigged a last-minute, temporary deal, but let's face it — we went over.
The chattering classes are discussing the next big fiscal deadline in February, which is when the government hits...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Joey Batts Hip-Hop Night
Dec. 7, Up or On the Rocks, 50 Union Place, Hartford, (860) 247-6257, uporontherocks.com.
Connecticut needs anti-heroes. Joey Batts (aka Joseph Battaglia), a 30-year-old rapper originally from Long Island, N.Y., who bleeds...