‘Connecticut Christmas Carol’ uses state figures as the story’s fabled characters

Lenny Wolpe portrays William Gillette as Scrooge in Goodspeed’s “A Connecticut Christmas Carol.” (Photo by Diane Sobolewski)

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and its tale of selfishness and redemption has not only thrived through generations of readers and theater- and movie-goers. It has also been reimagined in creatively varied incarnations. The latest variation boasts a Connecticut...



Movie review: ‘Coco’ is another home run for Pixar/Disney

One thing’s for certain — you’re going to want to call your grandparents after seeing Pixar’s latest masterpiece “Coco.” Centered around the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),...

Review: Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in 'Future Home'

Book Review: Louise Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in "Future Home of the Living God"

"The Winter Tour" brings four metal acts Wednesday to 33 Golden Street.

Three times since Halloween, I've had to scrape frost off my car windshield. I don't care about the exact meteorological or chronological delineations of when one season starts or ends or which Solstice gives way to what Equinox. If I'm...


Rick's List - Rick's Police Logs Edition

One of the most popular features in our newspaper is the daily enumeration of crimes/alleged criminals populating our police logs column. As reporters who compile these items, we follow a carefully calibrated list of offenses that are...