| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Religion New Service commentator Philip A. Cunningham writes about the posthumous “baptism” by Mormons of , a Jewish reporter beheaded by members of al-Qaida in 2002: A simmering interreligious controversy resurfaced recently with the news...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Or … “The one in which I find out what that ‘Alouette’ song I learned in Girl Scouts really means.” But first, did everyone come through two weeks with no new Dance Moms okay? Everybody good? Catch a little Olympics action?...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Ari Brand plays the title role in "My Name Is...Asher Lev" at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven May 2 to 27.
Brand made his Broadway debut in "The Neil Simon plays," directed by David Cromer. Since then he’s played the roles of Teddy in the...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:55 AM
What? Another year has gone by already? Here are some theater reflections at the end of 2011.
•Best scene-stealer: Isn't "Chicago" the story of two women convicts? In Theatre Downtown's production last January, Joel Warren as lawyer Billy Flynn more...
| Oct 27, 2012
Maryland-born author Carol Peacock describes living conditions in the poorest Chinese orphanages with a dispassionate eye.
Her new novel, "Red Thread Sisters," describes playgrounds strewn with old tires and a caste system that divides children perceived...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:52 PM
It’s been 77 years since the end of World War II and the mass murder of Europe’s Jews.
Tuesday night, at 7 p.m. in the Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium, the community will get a chance to witness firsthand accounts of the...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Maurice Sendak didn’t think of himself as a children’s author, but as an author who told the truth about childhood.
“I like interesting people and kids are really interesting people,” he explained to The Associated Press last...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:25 AM
My Name is Asher Lev
Through May 27 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org.
It might seem incredibly simplistic, obvious and reductive to compare My Name is Asher Lev to The Diary of Anne Frank....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Briarcliff has a new patient and she claims to be the infamous Anne Frank who died during the Holocaust. Only she didn’t die, she says. She continued her life in America so her martyr status would open the world’s eyes to the injustices...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:37 AM
We always hear about how rich people invest in the economy and create jobs. The part nobody mentions is that those jobs are “Cayman Islands Bank Teller.” Yes, turns out that rich people are hiding an astonishing amount of their money in tax...