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  • The National Book Awards 2013: Poetry longlist

    The National Book Awards 2013: Poetry longlist
    Can you name any of the poets on the longlist for the National Book Awards' 2013 prize in poetry? If you listen to National Public Radio, the answer is yes, you probably can. That's because one of 10 finalists, named Tuesday, is nationally known for his...
  • '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...
  • For writers, it's back to school already

    For writers, it's back to school already
    Writers -- Are you looking for workshops to help you with craft, or maybe a conference where you can pitch your story/book idea? Or maybe you love seeing your work judged against that of others and are always on the lookout for the latest writing contest?...
  • Former Rocky Hill Resident Starts Professional Running Career

    Former Rocky Hill Resident Starts Professional Running Career
    Local native Katie Matthews recently added another accolade to her running career. Matthews, a standout athlete and five-time All-American at Boston University, was named 2013 America East Woman of the Year on June 4. The awarded is given to a...
  • Joss Whedon delivers Wesleyan University commencement speech: 'You are all going to die'

     
    Joss Whedon gave the commencement speech at Wesleyan University on Sunday (May 26). He talked a lot about death, and it's awesome....
  • Chicagoans Braxton and Davis win NEA honors

              Anthony Braxton and Richard Davis, two musicians with deep roots in Chicago, are winners of 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowships, often called the country's most prestious jazz honor.        Braxton, 68, was born in...
  • Gettysburg's High Ground Shaped Destiny

    The coming sesquicentennial of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg on the hot, humid days of July 1-3, 1863, is no ordinary anniversary. A place of pilgrimage for visitors around the globe, the small Pennsylvania town resonates not just in the American...
  • 45th Reunion Shows What's Valued In Life

    I have been secretary of my Wesleyan University class for 39 years and I just attended my 45th reunion, so I have been closely watching the behavior of graduates as we have corresponded and I reported their news and milestones. Here are a few observations...
  • Push On To Curb Wild Fraternities

    Incidents at two Connecticut colleges — and others — show that institutions of higher learning must do more to curb the negative behavior typically associated with fraternity membership. •A former Wesleyan University student who says...
  • Unified Sports: Partners On The Field And Off

     Unified Sports: Partners On The Field And Off
    The game was tight, and shortstop A.J. Pollock fielded a ground ball in the last inning. There was an easy forceout at second base, but Pollock waited, and waited. "He waited until the girl playing second base covered the bag," said Paul Cormier,...
  • Athletic Awards Breakfast honors 33 athletes

    Alec Adamson Corona del Mar Sport: Tennis Honors: Three-year varsity starter. High school All-American. CIF Southern Section Division 1 team finalist 2012, 2013. College: UC Davis. * Annie Alvarado Corona del Mar Sport: Soccer. Honors:...