| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:28 PM
From time to time I have been asked to speak to a class of seniors at the University of Connecticut on the subject of car buying. I like to arrive about 20 minutes early. That time cushion goes a long way toward taking the pressure off the drive to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:05 AM
UConn's William Benton Museum of Art presents two new exhibitions. Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora (which includes Ravi Agarwal's "Untitled [November 23, 2005]," pictured) brings together fifteen contemporary artists, from...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Storrs Center, the new town center adjacent to the University of Connecticut campus, is nearing completion and by and large, I like what I see.
As a town resident, UConn employee and local pedestrian, I see a novel design, quality construction,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:05 AM
“Crosstalk @ CAG,” a series of single-channel videos of various aspects of music performance, will be at the Contemporary Art Galleries at UConn in Storrs from Monday, Nov. 4, until Friday, Dec. 13.
“Not to be confused with music videos,...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Connecticut's health exchange is hosting several more discussions across the state to explain the new online marketplace, which is a part of the Affordable Care Act sometimes called Obamacare.
In addition to the exchange hosting chats, the University...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:06 PM
In today's world of computers, smart phones and digital music effects, live, old-fashioned, classical music is still a force to be reckoned with says Sir James Galway.
"It's got a magic about it that other things don't have," Galway says.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse.
The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:27 PM
STORRS — If he really wanted to, Geno Auriemma could have taken advantage of a new NCAA provision allowing formal practices to begin 42 days before the first game of the season. That would have been way back at the end of September.
Kevin Ollie and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Within the year, I'll be buying my first iPhone. And I'm nervous about how it will change both my daily habits and my physical brain. Will I become an Internet zombie?
Before dismissing my concern, I suggest you read "The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
What is the uncanny? From the ghosts of folklore to the robotics concept of the "uncanny valley," the word conjures up images of things that just don't sit right with us. uncanny at UConn's Contemporary Art Galleries forces us to examine the creative...