| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Ansel Elkins has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize. The competition is among the oldest literary awards in the U.S.
Elkins' manuscript "Blue Yodel" was selected by judge Carl Phillips, who praised her work in a release....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:37 PM
A legislative committee approved Robert J. Klee on Tuesday for commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, setting the nomination up for a full Senate vote in coming weeks.
"If I could define what I believe would be a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:18 PM
As editor of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, Davan Maharaj oversees the largest daily newsgathering organization in the West.
It includes the flagship Los Angeles Times, the nation's fifth-largest newspaper; latimes.com, the nation's second-largest...
| Feb 24, 2014
Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
"Wes was the most important businessperson in...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:56 AM
HARTFORD — ThinkIt DrinkIt wants to fill a niche in the market for a health-conscious public always thirsty for something new.
If you'd like a sports drink with a bone supplement and a little extra energy, ThinkIt DrinkIt will whip it up and...
| Feb 16, 2014
When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
He had been married for seven years to a woman...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
At what point does a cyber-attack become an act of war?
My question is prompted by this week's news that a highly sophisticated malware program called Mask has spent the last six years stealing valuable intelligence from supposedly secure government...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Ralph Waite, an actor who played the patriarch of a Depression-era Virginia family on the classic television series "The Waltons," has died. He was 85.
Waite, a Palm Desert resident, died Thursday, his manager, Alan Mills, told the Associated Press. The...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98.
A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A couple of centuries ago, Northern California was a magnet for legions of men, young and old, in search of riches. They had heard that millions could be made by anyone who showed up and worked hard. Some did achieve great wealth, but most left with...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
NEW HAVEN — Playing in the Olympics was actually Phoebe Staenz's second dream.
"My first was to play in the NHL," she said. "Until I found out women couldn't play there."
Staenz is a freshman on the Yale University women's ice...