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  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • Blame Separatism And Zenophobia On European Union

    When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co. And in the two decades since...
  • The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812

    The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812
    The USS Constitution never looked better than on the morning it sailed from Alexandria, Va., fully provisioned, with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew of 450 men eager for action and adventure. Then word came later that day, June 18, 1812: A...
  • Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I

    Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I
    On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive. "Only...
  • The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror

     The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror
    HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people. In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
  • J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence

    J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence
    J. K. Rowling, Britain's best-selling author and creator of teenage wizard Harry Potter, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying in the...
  • Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick

    Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick
    They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
  • Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case

    Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case
    A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, already convicted of conspiring to hack into private cellphones, will be retried on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday. Andy Coulson will face a jury again to defend himself from...
  • London Theater Review: Tabloid Takedown 'Great Britain'

    Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...