| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I strongly object to letter writer Rick Berman's views regarding the "humane" treatment of pregnant pigs ("Pregnant pigs treated humanely," Sept. 22).
No reasonable person objects to pregnant pigs being kept in separate pens, but you don't need to be a...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 8:47 AM
Joaquin Phoenix makes a return appearance to "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday, September 22, and two days later hits the Charles in the controversial documentary "I'm Still Here," which chronicles his attempt to switch from acting to rap....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:43 PM
When Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" in 1816, she could not have conceived of the cultural landmark it would become. The novel still throws a long shadow across the popular imagination almost two centuries later. Boris Karloff's performance as the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Venus in Fur
Through Nov. 18, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
Don't be fooled by the dingy realism of the anonymous rehearsal room where Venus in Fur takes place: this play calls on mythic precursors and is meant...
| Sep 1, 2011
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, a poet and novelist whose well-regarded 1989 novel "Buffalo Afternoon" examined the Vietnam War and its long and complex echo throughout American life, died Friday in Chicago. She was 71.
Fromberg Schaeffer, who had been a...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A look at the Colorado hardcore rappers, BLK HRTS....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Thursday’s Highlights: 'The Mentalist' on CBS...
| May 12, 2012
| 5:48 PM
I have always believed that when you are engulfed by disappointment, you have to make a decision to move on. You say, “I don't care how hard this is, I don't care how disappointed I am, I'm going to get through this.”
I never wear my emotions...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:00 AM
"Hank Williams: Lost Highway"
Randal Myler and Mark Harelik's jukebox biodrama about the king of country music, back when it was still called "hillbilly music," displays most of the weaknesses that beset the form.
There's the awkward mixture of first-...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Definitely Christopher Fowler, who writes the "Peculiar Crimes Unit" and "Bryant & May" series. He has such a great sense of humor and knows so much about the history of London. His books are so much fun to read.
— Rena Gorman, Aurora
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:14 AM
BBC America's "Whitechapel" premiered in October with style, wit and great performances that helped it rise above its police procedural cliches and a plot device—the investigation of copycat killers—that I feared would wear thin in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration
Ends Dec. 9, New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, (860) 229-0257, nbmaa.org
Old-school artists are likely to approach Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration, a hip and...