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Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North Through June 2, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542, florencegriswoldmuseum.org Long before Second City Television's Bob and Doug Mackenzie hoisted its banner, Arthur Heming (1870-...
Twitter turned 7 Thursday, and to celebrate the occasion, the social network posted a quick video timeline recapping its history from an idea on a notebook to the major tech player it is today. The video starts by showing the sketch for a site called...
Lent's mortifications are getting a little, um, much right about now, aren't they? We're in 33 days, by the Western church's count, and those meatless Fridays, those extra prayers, and that seemingly fabulous idea at the time (one too many hurricanes on...
HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York stormed an abandoned building Thursday morning where a man suspected of a deadly shooting rampage at a car wash and barbershop had been holed up for hours, killing the man after he fired on a police...
Tags: Prisons, New York City, Andrew Cuomo, Shootings
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA conversation with Irish folk singer Tommy Sands reveals yet one more reason why he is known by many as the “Bard of Peace.” The man who has dedicated his life to the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland has a voice that, even in...
I write this week’s column from a nearly frozen Big Apple. But of course it’s only cold for someone from the Imperial Valley used to the balmy winters of a desert climate. It is all of around 32 degrees in New York. For my wife and I, that...
The Hartford CourantAmy Lynn was the new kid in town at age 40. "I had come up from the Washington, D.C., area to take a job," Amy says. Her best friend's brother asked her if she would like to meet somebody. "I said sure." Stephen Silverman, 44, a friend of the brother,...
This post has been updated. See below for details.HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Texas district judge on Tuesday postponed the execution of a female inmate hours before she would have been the first woman put to death in the United States in more than two years. Kimberly McCarthy, 51, was scheduled to be...
Tags: Defendants, Lawyers, Gatesville, Prosecution, Punishment
Hi, my name is Alan, and I'm drunk with landscape. I've just finished teaching a writing workshop in how to deploy setting in modern fiction, mainly, the modern novel, so I couldn't easily get the subject off my mind in any case. And now, just as the...
Tags: NPR, Fiction, Yosemite National Park, Radio, Chicago Tribune
During a midday hike along the cliffs of northern New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River, drummer Billy Martin walks on isolated paths spotted with melting snow. "It's really beautiful," he says, panting. "There's nobody here." His breath becomes...
When Ruth Mayer first heard from the Vatican, she brushed it off as a hoax. "'I'll be in my gallery in two weeks,'" she recalled saying into her kitchen phone. "I heard a chuckle and thought, 'Oh, definitely a joke!' I didn't think any more about it."...
Tags: Vatican City, Arts, Fine Artists, Arts and Culture, The Pope
African-American art didn't spring to life fully formed during the 1920s. Long before then, self-taught black artist Joshua Johnson was competing for portrait commissions in early 1800s Baltimore, while African-American painter Robert S. Duncanson was...
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