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  • Poetry in a Time of Tragedy

    The recent tragedy in Newtown brings forth, understandably, questions about poetry.
  • Baseball legends, celebrities gather for charity event

    Former major league players and celebrities will participate Saturday in a charity baseball game to raise money for children. Proceeds will help fund a new oncology unit at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood. The 21st annual Joe DiMaggio...

    Mother's worst nightmare turns to hope

    Mother's worst nightmare turns to hope
    Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly. The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...

    The Crowd: Spirited support for Chapman University

    The Crowd: Spirited support for Chapman University
    It is the holiday luncheon of the season in Newport. Christmas at The Ritz, a tradition for the past 24 years, unfolded last Saturday, bringing together an overflow crowd of super-spirited folks thrilled to celebrate the season and support Chapman...

    Poet Laureate Dick Allen at the Sunken Garden Poetry Fest

    Poet Laureate Dick Allen at the Sunken Garden Poetry Fest
    Poetry can be bloody and downright messy. Some poets just spill their guts onto the page, displaying pieces of their lives for readers to witness. Dick Allen, designated Poet Laureate of Connecticut in 2010, has delved into a different kind of messy...