| Aug 22, 2011
Sharon Feigon had spent two years building I-GO Car Sharing with the idea that everyone should have access to a car, regardless of their neighborhood or income, when Zipcar's CEO asked for a lunch meeting.
At Zipcar, the country's major car-sharing...
| Sep 3, 2011
Two books — one old, one new — changed my mind about flowers.
Before reading them, my attitude toward flowers could perhaps best be described as "indifferent." I did not hate them, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to include them...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Simply head over to their website and download the whole thing as a zip file. Well worth your time and hard drive space.
Unfortunately the closest place they are playing in the near future is in Brooklyn on Sept. 20 and Cambridge, Mass. on Sept. 29....
| Mar 30, 2011
Tea is for drinking to be sure, but what about tea for eating? Many of us know the marbleized tea eggs and tea-smoked duck of Chinese kitchens or the green tea ice cream found in many Asian restaurants, but how often have we encountered oolong-brined...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:25 PM
The "pod machine" sits on one side of a crowded room in a renovated mill in Putnam overlooking northeastern Connecticut's Quinebaug River. It has dials, lights, buttons, wheels, levers, greasy cranks and even a flashing red light on top. When the blinking...
| Oct 17, 2011
Andrea Zopp knows a thing or two about reinvention.
In a 30-year career that's seen her go from a tough-minded trial lawyer who took down a congressman to corporate executive at three Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit chief, Zopp has consistently remade...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Born in Paris and raised in New York, cellist Yo-Yo Ma is one of the world's most famous classical musicians. But with his latest CD, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," Ma tackles a different genre: Americana. The record is a collaborative effort with fiddler...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:33 PM
In the popular Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, several characters have the ability to bring book characters to life — just by reading aloud the words on a page: "Mo could paint pictures in the empty air with his voice alone."
Thanks to modern...
| Jan 2, 2011
Checked in lately? On your smart phone, that is.
If you had, you might have scored discounts on drinks, meals, shopping and other travel goodies just for letting friends and businesses know your whereabouts. Or even racked up points in a hotel's...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| May 19, 2011
| 12:36 PM
A lawyer for Theodore Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, says the FBI will have to get a court order to obtain DNA samples for its investigation of the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that killed seven people.
John Balasz said he's...
| May 22, 2011
1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but.
1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...