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  • 'Winesburg, Ohio' Is Now Everyplace Else

    Nearly 100 years ago, Sherwood Anderson published "Winesburg, Ohio," a book of linked short stories regarding an imaginary American town as seen through the eyes of George Willard. George is a young man about to leave his hometown to try his hand at...
  • Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin's 'Who's Hungry' Comes to Wesleyan

    Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin's 'Who's Hungry' Comes to Wesleyan
    The five homeless characters portrayed in Who's Hungry (pictured), an innovative puppet play by Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin getting its Connecticut premiere at Wesleyan's World Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, are based on real people: a former interior...
  • Kerry Off Base Comparing Syria To Munich

    Early this month, Secretary of State John Kerry applied a misguided sense of history to today's American foreign policy. In an attempt to galvanize international support for military intervention in Syria for President Bashar al-Assad's violation of...
  • Independent Campus Journalists Vital

    Strange things are afoot at Grambling State University, the historically black Louisiana school where the football players recently revolted against an interim coach and refused to play a game because of deplorable training and facility conditions....
  • New work by Campion, Lauterbach, Hillman, Brock-Broido

    New work by Campion, Lauterbach, Hillman, Brock-Broido
    El Dorado Peter Campion University of Chicago Press: 80 pp., $18 paper Peter Campion, in his new book, re-creates the overheard sounds, ring tones, robo-blab and self-announcings of an airport concourse, spliced into imitation of Anglo-Saxon "riddles"...
  • Anti-Obamacare Crusade Risks Economic Disaster

    Anti-Obamacare Crusade Risks Economic Disaster
    The crazy wing of the Republican Party finally got what it wanted. The federal government has been shut down for the first time in nearly 18 years because the GOP refused to approve further government funding unless the Patient Protection and Affordable...
  • Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads From His New Book This Thursday at Wesleyan

    Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads From His New Book This Thursday at Wesleyan
    Atlantic writer and senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates (pictured) took down Brad Paisley earlier this year, when he felt the country star wasn't responding appropriately to criticism of his song "Accidental Racist" (featuring L.L. Cool J). When it comes to...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
  • Best Local Four-Year College

    Best Local Four-Year College
    1) University of Connecticut 115 N. Eagleville Road  Storrs  (860) 486-2000 www.uconn.edu   Voters Said: Come on, just look at our adorable mascot!   2) University of Hartford   3) Wesleyan University  
  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • Columbia University administrator chosen to head UC Berkeley

     
    Nicholas B. Dirks, a high-ranking Columbia University administrator and an expert on the history and culture of India, has been chosen to be the next chancellor of UC Berkeley, officials announced Thursday. Dirks, who is Columbia's executive vice...
  • Claremont McKenna names legal scholar as next president

     
    Claremont McKenna College announced its new president Thursday: Hiram E. Chodosh, the dean of the University of Utah’s law school and an expert on legal affairs and anti-corruption measures in the Middle East and Asia. Chodosh will succeed Pamela B....