Danai Gurira Of ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Playwright Of Yale Rep’s ”Familiar’

Danai Gurira is an amalgam of cultures, influences and identities that connects with the foreign as well as the familiar. She was born in Iowa to a university librarian and chemistry professor, parents who came to the U.S. in the ’60s from Africa. But at age 5, the family returned to Zimbabwe after the country […]

Hartford Stage Cancels Tuesday’s ‘Private Lives’ Performance

Hartford Stage is canceling its Tuesday 7:30 p.m. performance of “Private Lives” because of the anticipated severity of the snow storm. The theater will add an extra performance on Thursday, Feb. 5 to the schedule to accommodate theatergoers.   Current Tuesday ticket holders and subscribers may exchange their tickets into any remaining performance. The theater is […]

Wesleyan Giving Michael Price, Lin-Manuel Miranda Honorary Degrees

What do Lin-Manuel Miranda and Michael Price have in common? Yes, they’re both major figures in musical theater and have earned Tony Awards. But also, on May 24 both men will receive honorary degrees from Wesleyan University in Middletown. In 2002 Miranda graduated from the school where he began to work on his musical “In […]

Woods Stumbles With His Short Game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— The focus on Tiger Woods at the Phoenix Open shifted Thursday from a chipped tooth to his chipping. Woods struggled mightily with his short game again, and it didn’t help that he hit only three greens in regulation on the front nine. He made three bogeys and a double bogey and made the […]

Word Watch: Can You Spot The Bloopers?

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Our Children Love Us, Flaws And All

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Hartford Fire Department Task Force Examines Training

HARTFORD — The task force charged with examining operations at the Hartford Fire Department and its handling of the death in October of a firefighter in the line of duty focused its discussion on firefighter training Thursday at city hall. The group, made up of four retired Hartford fire chiefs and Hartford Police Chief James […]

UConn vs. Cincinnati: Setting the Scene at Fifth Third Arena

  CINCINNATI – Looking out at Fifth Third Arena from our vantage point – which is horrible, by the way. The Huskies and Bearcats are both on the court shooting, that mich we can see. The student section is filled with white shirts for the “white out” game. The tip is about 45 minutes away, […]

Cincinnati 70, UConn 58: Wrapping Things Up At Fifth Third Arena

    CINCINNATI – UConn-Cincinnati games are usually ugly, so was this one. The difference: This game was only ugly on one side. The Huskies didn’t show up, and or at least that’s what it looked like. And when a team is playing for its season and looks as if it doesn’t show up, it […]

Suge Knight suspected of killing one, injuring another with his truck

Notorious former rap music mogul Suge Knight is suspected of running two men over with his truck after an argument on a film set in Compton, authorities said. The confrontation began about 3 p.m. Thursday when Knight and two unidentified men began arguing on the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the group […]

Prosecution Says DNA Links Hernandez To Murder Scene

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez opened Thursday with a prosecutor for the first time describing what he said was DNA evidence putting Hernandez at the scene of Odin Lloyd’s death. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomber gave jurors a 45-minute account of how […]

Huskies Fall To Cincinnati, 70-58

CINCINNATI – If the Huskies’ season was on the line Thursday night, their performance doesn’t say much for what is left of their season. UConn came to Cincinnati with no margin for error, and after a comedy of errors – 13 first-half turnovers, just for starters – the Huskies left town battered, bewildered and saddled […]

Waterbury Native Patrick Graham Still Learning With Pats

CHANDLER, Ariz. – A year out of Yale, Patrick Graham was working as a public relations consultant in Cincinnati when he heard about a coaching opportunity. Really, it was an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in business administration at Wagner College in New York. But to have his tuition costs covered, Graham would have […]

Boys Basketball: New Coach, New Results For South Windsor

Joe Tamburro’s three-pointer against East Hartford at the overtime horn on Jan. 22 gave South Windsor a 72-71 victory, one of its more memorable wins in many years. Four days earlier East Hartford won 84-62 at Weaver-Hartford, then No. 1 in The Courant area ratings. Beating East Hartford was a great achievement for South Windsor […]

After Downsizing, Wilfork Carries Huge Family To Super Bowl

CHANDLER, Ariz. – For a 32-year-old defensive line tipping the scale at well over 300 pounds, a torn Achilles tendon could have been career-ending. Instead, Vince Wilfork was determined to continue his NFL life. Aided by his wife, Bianca, Wilfork committed to remake his body. A year later, Wilfork is a defensive rock for a […]