New book says Benedict Arnold's attack on New London was a terror strike

"Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London" is a fresh take on a familiar story and may be the first book on Arnold to give his attack on New London and Groton its due.

Toni Morrison sets her new novel in an alien world: Today

Toni Morrison has written 11 novels and won all the great prizes, but found herself struggling with her new book, “God Help the Child.”

Facing the second album challenge with Alabama Shakes

So many promising music careers are tripped up by the challenge of following a successful debut that its perils are an industry cliche. Now the Alabama Shakes face this unavoidable rite of passage.




Night flights bring in spring’s first songbirds

For us who have known the frigid mornings, the deep February snow and the short dark days in long shadows, the melody of the first songbird of spring is a joyful moment not soon forgotten.

Rick's List: Fashionista edition

Weekly chorus of astonished woe from The Day's maudlin codger.