| Nov 28, 2013
Re "It's all in your head," Opinion, Nov. 26
In addition to the three reasons Michael Shermer gives for why conspiracy theories persist, there is a fourth: Conspiracy theories make people feel superior. The theorists know something to be true that...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:22 PM
The “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special is out in theaters Saturday, and Whovians across the globe are celebrating the BBC […]...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
We are tomorrow's past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification.
HealthCare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama's ascription of every disagreeable effect...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After nearly seven decades in the business, several Grammys and countless hit records in the 1960s such as "Downtown" and "I Know a Place," Petula Clark believes she's "beginning to get the hang" of singing.
"I tell you what, I get more enjoyment out of...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Brian Dennehy sat cross-legged on a stool and bent to rub his aching right knee and shin. His day of rehearsing "The Steward of Christendom" would soon be done.
But the physical nicks and dings that the former Columbia University football lineman and...
| Nov 24, 2013
Lady Pamela Hicks has aptly titled her new memoir, “Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten,” for she grew up in a family where service to Crown and country were paramount. Her father was Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Born Prince Louis of...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe named the finance chair of his campaign, a top lobbyist from the powerhouse firm McGuireWoods and a philanthorpist as finance co-chairs of the Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee. He said he’s hoping for an inauguration...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Nobel Prize-winning poet T.S. Eliot died in England in 1965; his widow Valerie made it her mission to keep his work alive. She died in 2012 at the age of 86, and her estimable estate goes up for auction in London on Wednesday. Christie's is calling the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
With the holidays approaching -- and on the heels of Francis Bacon’s triptych breaking auction price records last week, garnering $142.4 million at Christie’s -- we’re especially interested to hear that phrase, “affordable art.&...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Bloomberg, the New York-based financial news giant, is shutting down its Muse brand of cultural journalism and has laid off its theater critic. The shake-up was part of a company-wide reorganization that came down on Monday and resulted in layoffs...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:52 PM
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," the period musical comedy starring Jefferson Mays in multiple roles, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on Sunday, following engagements at the Old Globe in San Diego and the Hartford Stage Co. in...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Fifteen years ago, corrupt officials at the highest levels of state government were perverting their public trust for personal gain. That dark time, however, coincided with a golden age of federal corruption in Connecticut. Felons and the just did battle;...