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  • Crime & Punishment: Hurricane Sandy Reveals a Skeleton on the New Haven Green

    Crime & Punishment: Hurricane Sandy Reveals a Skeleton on the New Haven Green
    Since March of 2011, a handful of University of Connecticut students have published The UConn Free Press, an "underground" publication full of anti-authority rants and displays of amateur graphic design. The monthly rag is not only unafraid to put an f-...
  • Theaters On Political Wave? Not This Election in Connecticut

    With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign. I look...
  • This Week's Picks: 4 Author Events in Fairfield County

    This Week's Picks: 4 Author Events in Fairfield County
    Writers may be able to work from home in their underwear, which is a pretty sweet deal, but they've also got to hit the road and promote their books and publications from time to time. This week there are a handful of such events in local libraries and...
  • J. Lynn Helms dies at 86; FAA chief fired striking air controllers

    J. Lynn Helms, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration who carried out President Reagan's order to fire more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers and oversaw efforts to keep airlines flying during the crisis, has died. He was 86. He...
  • Jacob E. Goldman dies at 90; creator of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center

    Jacob E. Goldman dies at 90; creator of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center
    Jacob E. Goldman, the former Xerox chief scientist who created the company's famed Palo Alto Research Center, whose scientists and engineers invented the modern personal computer in the 1970s and developed an array of other pioneering computing...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
  • Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'

    Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'
    Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83. Falk,...
  • Sundance 2012: Melanie Lynskey looking for love in 'Hello'

     
    "Hello I Must Be Going" is a romantic comedy in the Sundance style, a little bit dark in places but sprinkled with plenty of caustic wit. The movie played well, but there were a smattering of early departures from some buyers from the Thursday evening...
  • St. Louis restaurant drops Albert Pujols' name, but statue stays

     
    The owners of the Pujols 5 Westport Grill in St. Louis, named after former Cardinals star and new Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, are dropping the slugger's name from the restaurant, but a larger-than-life-sized bronze statue of Pujols pointing to.......
  • 'Lola Versus' team turns their romantic baggage into films

     
    Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, the twentysomethings behind the new offbeat romantic comedy “Lola Versus,” endured a yearlong, real-life breakup whose spirit they funneled into the movie. For the film, which opens in Los Angeles Friday and...
  • Treating Your Bridesmaids Right

    Treating Your Bridesmaids Right
    Yes, the bride is traditionally the star of the show. But that ring on your finger doesn’t give you license to treat your wedding party like your personal minions. Many women in their twenties and thirties have a “bridesmaid horror story&...
  • Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis
    An awful realization is setting in for those trapped in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex: People are afraid to help them. Residents describe spooky scenes of municipal cars driving down near-empty streets telling people to stay...