| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Monday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 11 lucky people will get to find out how a dropping ball feels.
The New Year's Eve celebration at the fairgrounds won't feature a ball drop like the one in Times Square, but there will be a plummeting object of a...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Fall in Fairfield County looks and behaves differently this year. You could call it artistic license, in the way that there are hunting seasons with special licenses for rare game.
The season is a fantastical odyssey designed to upend expectations at...
| Sep 23, 2012
When the dust settled after last spring's red carpet season, two of Los Angeles' most familiar hometown designers were christened, somewhat surprisingly, award show "phenoms." In actuality, David Meister and Tadashi Shoji have been prominent fixtures on...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:06 AM
The show: Yale Repertory Theatre production of “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José”
First impressions: Richard Montoya’s wild vaudevillian mash-up, developed by the Chicano/Latino performance theater group Culture Clash and director...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:25 AM
w/ the Proud Flesh. $12, 8 p.m., Dec. 29. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Building H, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, thespace.tk.
As Two Gallants, guitarist/singer Adam Stephens and drummer/vocalist Tyson Vogel take the potential...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- An array of talents was on display Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors gala where President Barack Obama toasted the lifetime achievements of an iconic ballerina, a famed comedian, a timeless actor and two chart-topping musical acts.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:48 PM
One of the most intimidating moments for a novice painter is staring at a blank canvas before adding the first stroke of color.
It can feel as paralyzing as a blank screen to a writer (this writer included). Only there is no backspace.
But a new locally...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:30 PM
On Saturday morning, several parents found out making a baby crawl is much more difficult than one might think.
More than 100 people gathered inside the clubhouse at the Brown County Fair to watch the baby crawling contest, which is among the most...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:40 PM
American Night — The Ballad of Juan José
Through October 13 at the Yale University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven. Presented by the Yale Repertory Theatre, (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org.
American Night is a nightmare that turns into a hopeful...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:47 PM
"Butter" — a frequently funny comedy from director Jim Field Smith ("Episodes") and first-time screenwriter Jason Micallef — is essentially a sports film with a layer of cultural (and, by the end, political) satire. In the tradition of that...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:16 AM
This is the type of movie critics are going to rip apart. They’re not going to pull their punches as they have at it. Perhaps it’s because I went in with low expectations that I kind of had fun with it.
I did wonder something about Joe Rogan,...
| Oct 14, 2012
Right now, you're probably thinking the Tony for Vice President campaign is dead in the water.
True, there have been setbacks. The biased, elitist, smarty-pants news media, which claims to be so interested in the "issues," has ignored the bold initiative...