| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Troubadour, a new album by Bridgeport's Stepkids to be released on Sept. 10, took them more than two years to complete. Seriously.
"When we finished our first album, we didn't really stop," said guitarist Jeff Gitelman. "We just kept going."
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:11 PM
When he was Chicago Public Schools CEO, Paul Vallas developed a reputation as a control freak who thought he was the smartest guy in the room while he sometimes upstaged his boss, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley.
On Tuesday, the new Democratic lieutenant...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Before fried chicken became fast food, it was something special in the South. Making it was a time-consuming enterprise. And the crunchy, salty, juicy, greasy-in-a-good-way indulgence was saved for Sunday dinner and church picnics.
We don't have to wait...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:10 AM
You may have once seen Richard III, Shakespeare's classic tragedy about a Machiavellian villain who takes the throne of England from his own brother. But have you seen a Steampunk version of it? The Arch Villain Theatre Company presents Steampunk R3...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In Oyster Shell Park, where trucks on a recent November morning dropped crates of playground equipment as shovels hit the ground, 6-year-old Lauren Wyatt knelt and pressed her small hands mightily into a wet, gray slab of concrete.
Her handprint and the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Visions of reviving bits of Connecticut's vanished system of trolleys have been tantalizing urban planners and light-rail enthusiasts for a long time.
Streetcars are sexy. Trolleys are fun. Light-rail would help get those damned gas-guzzling,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:55 AM
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| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The Great March on Washington is officially 50 years old now, having taken place on August 28th, 1963. The star of the show that day was Martin Luther King, Jr., who delivered his I Have A Dream speech to the collected masses yearning for change. Actor...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:35 AM
A Cumberland Farms clerk in Shelton went beyond the call of duty when he was seriously injured trying to stop a man stealing cutouts of David Hasselhoff. The "Baywatch" star appears in the convenience store chain's summer advertising campaign. Stores have...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:50 AM
When I call up A$AP Ant he's already in Connecticut, getting ready to perform at the Comcast Theater in Hartford alongside chart-toppers Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B., and a slew of other young, up-and-coming rap stars. It's one of the final stops on the Under...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"Used to be you couldn't buy an apple downtown," says Clyde Ripka. In June he opened what he says is the first grocery store in almost 50 years in Bridgeport. Located in the renovated, historic Main Street Arcade Mall, the 7,500-square-foot market has a...