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At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.
The 13th annual New York festival, which opened Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" that seems...

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Huffington talks metrics and more at Read to Grow luncheon

Premium Content The impetus for Arianna Huffington's 14th book, "Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder," was a nasty fall due to a lack of sleep and exhaustion. It resulted in a broken cheekbone and a big gash over her eye.


Billy Porter on ‘Kinky Boots’ anniversary, new CD

The first thing Billy Porter does when a visitor enters his dressing room is look down.
"Oh, I like those shoes. Where did those shoes come from?" the Tony Award winner asks nicely.
When told that the footwear in...


Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ breaks romantic ground

The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
In a four-episode arc that will conclude the season this fall, 22-year-old Jessie Prescott dives into a whirlwind romance and accepts...


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Live Lunch Break: Anna Lennard

Anna Lennard performs live at The Telegraph in downtown New London as part of The Day's weekly Live Lunch Break concert series.

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‘Mad Men’ end in sight for Weiner

Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his "Mad Men" immersion.

‘Sharknado 2’ unleashes flying sharks on New York

Get ready for more flying sharks.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" will take a bite out of New...

Colbert to succeed Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

CBS, moving quickly to fill a looming hole in its entertainment lineup, named Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The...


‘Seinfeld’ writer Leifer offers guide to career success

Comedian and writer Carol Leifer has something serious to say in her new book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying."

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host.

How Drew Barrymore’s life changed as a new mom

As a new mom, Drew Barrymore felt she might sacrifice her famous free-spirited nature for the safety of her 15-month-old daughter.


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Premium Content Welcome to town, Our Little Kitchen

In our New London neighborhood, we're a block away from almost all the essentials of life. (The only thing missing is the bar in the old Lighthouse Inn, which remains a significant loss...

Premium Content Pizza lovers, meet Otto

One almost regrets devouring the steaming hot pizzas that emerge from the oven at Otto in Chester. Crafted with care, with careful consideration for each ingredient's role, they are...


Give Easter side dishes a share of the spotlight

If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth...

Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.
The calorie counting that...


Premium Content Wally Lamb novel to be made into movie

The Rocky Hill-based Synthetic Cinema International will produce this warmhearted, humorous story about a 10-year-old boy's life during the 1964 Christmas season in fictional Three Rivers,...

Premium Content Film tip: "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me"

This documentary reminded me a bit of the wonderful "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," another film about a headstrong, talented broad - someone who's facing the woes of aging but still...


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Premium Content Region reaps two NEA grants

The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded grants to Goodspeed Opera House and Mystic Ballet.
A $30,000 grant will support the Goodspeed's...

Premium Content Rick's List: Couture edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.
A few weeks ago I read a novel and it...


Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flash Back - Anna Lennard

You feel sad and - admit it - a little guilty because maybe you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Telegraph record...

Premium Content Saturday is Record Store Day

Holidays are subjectively enjoyed. Personally, I'm a Halloween guy. You might be an Easter person - and somewhere out there is a kook who...


Premium Content "I Ought to Be in Pictures" bows at Ivoryton Playhouse

You can understand why so many theaters stage Neil Simon plays. They're perpetual crowd-pleasers. Simon is genius at writing tightly constructed...


Premium Content Celebrate Earth Day

Everybody's paying homage to nature this week since, after all, Earth Day is Tuesday.

The Children's Museum of Southeastern...


Premium Content Connecticut College presents calligraphy exhibition

Everyone knows what calligraphy is. To be classy, you hire someone with really good penmanship to do your wedding invitations in swirling...


Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

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Harlan Coben
Of all the accomplished thriller writers out there - and this is a...


Your stars - April 18

Happy Birthday: Judge and be judged. Tally up the score and see where you stand. It's up to you to be a participant if you want to...