Emmys bear the Colbert stamp: Genial, poignant, exuberant and a little outrageous

Host Stephen Colbert speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

As much as it bore Colbert’s stamp, Sunday’s broadcast was not formally a great departure from previous years: a production number, a monologue built on the rhythms of what Colbert and his like present from night to night.

Emmycast shows women can do it for themselves, and everyone

Ann Dowd, from left, winner of outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, Elisabeth Moss, winner of outstanding lead actress in a drama series, and Alexis Bledel, winner of outstanding guest actress in a drama for

The Emmy statuette is a woman holding aloft nothing less than the world

Serinda Swan takes on "hairy" role in "Inhumans"

Serinda Swan has become well aware of the challenges that face an actor when they take on a new role, from playing the pagan god Veritas on “Supernatural” to the tough DEA agent on “Graceland.” All of the obstacles the Canadian actress dealt with in previous jobs pale...

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Every day, patients tell me their excuses why they can't eat healthier or exercise more, and each patient admits that their excuse is bogus. And yet, when it comes to obligations and routines, these same people are model citizens. They show up for...

Rick's List - Exercising with Animals Edition

Progress, most of us would agree, is a good thing. It's cross-wired in our DNA that we as Thinking Persons evolve, spin-off new ideas, dream of and implement concepts that, to our parents or grandparents, would have seemed the exotic but...

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Katt Williams — June 1 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 22; $38-$79

Little Big Town — Feb. 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 22; $39-$79

Lisa Lapanelli — Feb. 23 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 22; $56

The Drifters — Dec. 2 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $65

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams — Dec. 7 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $30

Niall Horan — Sept. 14 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 22; $29.50-$99.50