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  • Chessie M. Brailey, civil rights activist

    Chessie M. Brailey, civil rights activist
    Chessie M. Brailey, a civil rights activist who had been married to former state legislator F. Troy Brailey, died Dec.16 from complications of dementia at her daughter's Harbor Court condominium. The former longtime Easterwood Park resident was 94....
  • Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

    When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production. Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids. "I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
  • ‘John Dies at the End’: Paul Giamatti, Don Coscarelli on cult cinema

     
    If this were a scene from the new movie “John Dies at the End,” the waiter serving breakfast to actor ......
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ revival: Bruce Campbell’s Elvis back in theaters

     
    Chances are you missed the chance to see Don Coscarelli's “Bubba Ho-Tep” when it opened in theaters in 2002; most ......
  • Elvis lives! Don Coscarelli on ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ re-release, sequel

     
    The king of rock ‘n' roll is back to take care of some unfinished business. “Bubba Ho-Tep,” Don Coscarelli's quirky ......
  • A Classical Voice For Hartford Stage's 'Breath & Imagination'

    A Classical Voice For Hartford Stage's 'Breath & Imagination'
    Jubilant Sykes has sung classical and spiritual music at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London's Barbican Centre and the Hollywood Bowl. But Hartford Stage is a decidedly different venue for a veteran of...
  • Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood

    Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood
    Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
  • Primary over, Democrats move to oust lawmaker charged with bribery

    Primary over, Democrats move to oust lawmaker charged with bribery
    Gov. Pat Quinn and other leading Democrats called today for the resignation of a state lawmaker from Chicago who won a House primary one week after being arrested on federal bribery charges. The growing pressure on state Rep. Derrick Smith contrasts with...
  • Stephen King on TV, from 'Salem's Lot' to 'Bag of Bones'

     
    On Sunday, the two-part miniseries “Bag of Bones” premieres on A&E, the latest in a very long line of efforts to bring Stephen King’s unique vision to TV. Mick Garris, the director and King's most established TV collaborator, discusses...
  • Arts on TV: Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Doctor Who; Sonny Rollins

     
    Arts TV programming this week...