| Jun 29, 2013
They're staples of sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction, but psychic phenomena — extrasensory perception, channeling, communication with the dead and so on — rarely figure prominently in literary novels. In "Sisterland," however, best-selling...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Independence Day reminded me I never had a chance to write about a University of Central Florida project that honored an American hero — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — this spring.
UCF students and faculty spent their spring break in...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:05 AM
July 25: Long Splice, 5:30 p.m., Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, (860) 767-8269. ctrivermuseum.org; Hope Road, 6 p.m., Esker Point Beach, 900 Groton Long Point Rd., Groton, (860) 441-6600. grotonrec.com; Long Island Sound, 6:30 p.m., Vece...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art announces its Mid-Summer Exhibition, featuring the work of four artists. Ivo Hadjimishev of Sofia, Bulgaria is a globe travelling photographer, Jeremy Lebediker of Balston Spa, N.Y. is an unconventional Trompe L'oeil...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Eight-sided buildings were an architectural trend in the mid 19th century, spurred on by proto-psychologist Orson Squire Fowler, who wrote that they improved health by allowing for a greater influx of natural lighting. One of his followers was a Danbury...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Aug. 9, 2013, New Haven: A Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashes into two houses on approach to Tweed-New Haven Airport, killing at least two people.
June 23, 2013, Ellington: Adam Curtis, 52, of Enfield, died when his ultralight, one-...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
I talked more about the festival today than I experienced it. I was one of several guests on Colin McEnroe’s WNPR radio show, broadcast live from the lobby of the Study Hotel on Chapel Street. Festival artists Martin Bresnick, David Chambers,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:12 AM
David Madacsi has an ambiguous relationship with the ocean. His home along the Mystic River flooded during Hurricane Sandy. A mooring buoy with a rusty chain was one of the pieces of detritus that washed onto his property. He intended to throw it away,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:20 AM
3rd Annual Pawsitively Purr-fect Summer Re-sale: June 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. New and gently used pet items for sale, to raise funds for the Animal Welfare League of New London County. Boilermakers Lodge 614, 33 Sacred Heart Dr.,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:21 AM
At Tommy's Tattoo Convention, happening this weekend at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, hundreds of tattoos will be created: skulls, monsters, flames, eloquent mottos, pretty girls, animals, birds. Compared to these, a spray of pink peonies may...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Memorial Day marked the unofficial state of summer and the prime growing season for the state of Connecticut. Farmers' markets are beginning to open around the state, which brings an injection of locally grown and produced products into the Connecticut...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:33 PM
For nearly 6,900 students who graduated Sunday at colleges around the state, the natural question is: What's next?
Happily, this year's graduates have more reason to be optimistic than those who graduated two or three years ago, although the market...