| Feb 19, 2003
Never mind that snow leopards are supposed to revel in this weather. This one, recently arrived from San Antonio, ventured outside for a minute into the snow and ran back into his enclosure.
"He is a Texas boy, and he just hates it," said one of his...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's called fishing, not catching.
That must be why I'm not catching anything, though I'm standing in one of the premiere fly-fishing spots in Colorado — the Roaring Fork River on the edge of Aspen (http://www.aspenchamber.com).
It is picture-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor.
His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Many families may use time during the holidays to sit down together and play a board game.
But be forewarned, that may lead to a family argument.
New research reveals more than half of families that play board games this holiday season will fight...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Nailing down the latest superfruit in vogue can be an elusive goal, a quest largely driven by modern marketing and, quite possibly, producers of television's "The Dr. Oz Show." Origins in advertising, not science, complicate the matter: The term...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have recently begun playing Words With Friends, the online letter game that is addictive, infuriating and biblical, all at the same time.
The latter is true because success in the game seems to be driven via Matthew 7:12: "Do to others as you would...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•Several items of jewelry valued together at $900 and various antique silver serving pieces were reported missing from a home in the 1300 block of North Luther Lane after the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:36 PM
In Africa, the term "Big Five" refers to a quintet of animals heavily sought after for viewing by tourists on a safari circuit. In the local stand-up scene, I notice a "big five" of topics that crop up frequently in a comic's repertoire: sex, drugs,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day.
To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Christine Taylor, Digital Platform Manager for Fox CT and The Hartford Courant, is providing the following suggestions for holiday-related apps that your kids will love! *FaceTime Call or Video Chat with Santa For the kids who get a little freaked out...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The Greek gods always behaved badly, but in producer Marc Turtletaub's remarkably feeble helming debut, they're merely insipid, despite a heaven-sent cast grossly squandered on the kind of bland comedy reminiscent of 1970s TV series like "Love, American...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:09 AM
David Mitchell, whose complex novel “Cloud Atlas” was adapted into a film last year, has quietly hit bestseller lists again as one of three authors of “The Reason I Jump.” He shares credit with KA Yoshida and young Japanese...