New London's Samer Delgado prepares to compete on 'American Ninja Warrior'


For years, Samer Delgado watched “American Ninja Warrior” and thought, “That’s me 100 percent. I could do that,” of the incredibly fit and athletic contestants who run a Herculean obstacle course.

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BITS AND TIPS


Merrill House names writers-in-residence

You won't see any FOR RENT signs anytime soon outside the James Merrill House in Stonington. The historical former home of renowned poet James Merrill is, of course, now a museum and hosts a writer-in-residence program where established and...


Roy Wood Jr. talks about being on ‘The Daily Show’

It may have taken Trevor Noah a while to make his mark on “The Daily Show,” but his team of correspondents seemed right at home from the get-go, so much so that Jordan Klepper has already left to prep for his own late-night...


John A. Farrell’s presidential biography of Nixon drops a bombshell

“Richard Nixon: The Life” by John A. Farrell; Doubleday (737 pages, $35)     ——— When Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon attended Egyptian President Anwar...


Switching roles is a new challenge for Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon

When Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes” plays on Broadway, Laura Linney will crawl under the thick skin of Regina, the furious Southern wife cut out from her family inheritance in 1900, and Cynthia Nixon will play her...


What's that money jar on 'Major Crimes'?

Q: Often on “Major Crimes,” characters are seen silently putting money in a jar. I always watch, but have never seen a reason. Can you tell us why they do this? A: In the second-season premiere of the TNT drama, Provenza (G.W.

COLUMNS

'It's better when it's about people'

My current office is at the end of a hall that I share with cardiologists and gynecologists, the idea being to facilitate communication.

A well-seasoned set of concerts await ECSO fans

Today’s quiz: What does a symphony orchestra concert have in common with sex? Answer: As Oscar Wilde reportedly said of sex, “Some take it like the sacrament and some take it like tea.” Some folks yearn for...

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DEAR ABBY

Man comes clean too late with the truth about his STD

DEAR ABBY: I recently had sex. Afterward the man told me he had an STD. He then proceeded to explain why he told me after instead of being upfront with me. I'm paranoid about that kind of thing, and he knew it before we became...

Widower in new relationship is shunned by sisters-in-law

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 43 years died nine months ago after losing her four-year battle with cancer. I met a woman who had also experienced tragedy in her life, and we started seeing each other casually. When my wife's three...

Liquor found in teen's car was purchased by her dad

DEAR ABBY: I have a 16-year-old stepdaughter, "Candy." My wife recently discovered three bottles of liquor in the car Candy drives. When confronted, she told my wife the booze was for an upcoming party. We grounded her. My...

New study aims at stopping Alzheimer's before it starts

DEAR ABBY: More than 10,000 baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day, and enter the "age of risk" for Alzheimer's disease. I have witnessed the devastating effects of this disease in my work as a neurologist, as a clinical...

Ex-wife's anger at her friend's betrayal spills over to daughter

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband had an affair with a woman who was one of my dearest friends. My heart is broken; my marriage is over. I have lost my home and my friend. It has been a struggle for me to recover. My daughter, with...

Wife used to swinging free now feels one string attached

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been into swinging for 20 years. Everything has always been "no strings attached." I was with one man several times before he married his current wife. She's very religious, not into swinging and...

Family nanny is conflicted about exposing dad's bias

DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time nanny for a family with two children, ages 7 and 9. The mother is wonderful, and so are the kids. But the father, who is absent due to work travel most of the time, teaches his children attitudes I...

HOROSCOPES

Your stars April 24

Happy Birthday: Take a serious look at your financial situation and strategize how you can lower your overhead. Taking on extra...