| Oct 13, 2010
| 11:50 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Named by the General Assembly after Kent county in England. Its Indian name was Scatacook, meaning a place where a river divides.
ORIGINS: The area was originally part of the western lands formerly held by Hartford and Windsor. In...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 3:53 PM
"True Stories of False Confessions"
Edited by Rob Warden and Steven A. Drizin
Northwestern University Press, 514 pages, $27.95
Recent decades have seen more than 100 death row exonerations in the United States, sparking tough questions about how such...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
It can't have been easy. Art supplies were not exactly thick on the ground in those days — we're talking 32,000 years ago, give or take — and there were lots of other things to worry about, such as finding food, water and shelter. Not...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Barrington Stage Company, in Pittsfield, Mass. has replaced Arthur Miller’s "The Price" from its summer main stage lineup with Miller’s “All My Sons.”
A Broadway revival is planned of the 1968 Tony-winning “The Price.”...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:00 PM
“Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, which was produced last fall at Hartford Stage, which commissioned the work, is one of six fionalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association New Play Award, which...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Strawberry Farms Forever
The Toll Roads launches its 12th annual program of guided native habitat tours with a guided hike to the Strawberry Farms Restoration Site, a Toll Roads conservation area never before opened to the public. The...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:56 PM
Winter Bulb Festival
The UCI Arboretum will host its annual Winter Bulb Festival. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2. The arboretum is south of the corner of where Campus Drive intersects Jamboree road. For more information, call...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:23 PM
The first house I owned was quite small, but it came with a wonderfully mysterious basement. Among the treasures housed therein was a wringer washer, a green metal cabinet that opened with a deliciously coffin-like squeal and a collection of textbooks...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Last Monday night, the local theater community gathered for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards at the recently opened, multimillion-dollar A Noise Within venue in Pasadena. Among the winners was the Burbank-based Theatre Banshee company, which...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Substitute the word "Communists" for the word "witches" in Arthur Miller's searing drama "The Crucible" and you'll have an accurate idea of what motivated the playwright to write this searing drama in 1953, the height of a scourge known as McCarthyism....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
This story has been updated.
If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the Tony Awards. The season lacks the blockbuster Tony magnets of recent years, such as "The Book of Mormon,""...
| Jun 10, 2012
Here is the full list of Tony nominations for 2012 (WINNERS are noted):
"Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris WINNER
"Other Desert Cities," Jon Robin Baitz
"Peter and the Starcatcher," Rick Elice
"Venus in Fur," David Ives
"Leap of Faith"...