| Oct 19, 2011
Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101.
Corwin, a journalist, playwright,...
| Nov 9, 2003
He was 18 and inexperienced -- in all respects -- when he came to Rome in 1938. For Federico Fellini, it was the beginning of a love affair that lasted more than 50 years.
Rome dazzled and indulged him. It fed the dreams he turned into such movies as "La...
| Jun 27, 2010
Because Mark Twain traveled widely and lived in several places, the centennial of his death has prompted special events at Twain-related sites across the U.S. Among them:
In Florida, Mo., about 40 miles west of Hannibal, Missouri's parks department...
| Jun 8, 2009
| 5:34 PM
(WGN-AM)- The secret collection John Sisto kept in his Berwyn bungalow had letters written by kings, Vatican documents penned by Catholic popes and even a handwritten book preface by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
In all, federal officials found an...
| Mar 29, 2009
How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and
the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Harper: 292 pp., $25.99
Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
| Oct 22, 2010
Historian wrote 'Death in Rome'
Robert Katz, 77, a writer and historian whose meticulous reconstruction of an infamous Nazi massacre in Rome brought him fame and sparked a trial over whether he defamed the pope, died Wednesday in a...
| Oct 31, 2010
After living in Rome for almost three years, I moved back to the U.S. at the beginning of the summer. I packed up my apartment, gave my books to friends and left my potted plants for the next tenant.
Now someone else is standing at the window overlooking...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 1:09 PM
I'm walking along a stretch of the Adriatic Sea that reminds me of another time, another hemisphere. It's not the forest of pine trees that offers shade along the seawall on a poster-perfect 70-degree day. It's not the little docked boats bobbing up and...
| Aug 28, 2011
It's tough to teach school. As controversies rage from coast to coast over pay, tenure and training, here's a 10-part primer on teachers — pay attention in case there's a pop quiz later.
1 Pink Floyd's 1979 song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II"...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 11:24 AM
Motherfucker With the Hat
Through Dec. 2, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
TheaterWorks aspires to be Hartford's edgiest professional theater company. They've extended their claim to the title with this production of...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Back Off, Mom. Parents Who Hover Impede Kids' Activity (Source: Time.com)
Parents, if you want your kids to get more exercise, you'd be wise to get out of their way.
In a new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers...