Grateful Dead enthrall faithful in first of 5 final shows


The songs still ran long. To the uninitiated, the communal rituals of the faithful fans probably looked strange. Was it trippy? Well, this was a Grateful Dead show, after all, the first in a handful over the next week that are said to be the last.

Don Winslow returns to drug wars in thriller ‘The Cartel’

Author Don Winslow talks about his latest book, "The Cartel."

Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown set for BET Awards

Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown set for Sunday's BET Awards, celebrating 15 years

Books for children - June 28

Book recommendations for young readers

Plucked from war-torn Iraq, heavy metal band gets first EP

The name of the album is “Gilgamesh,” the ancient Mesopotamian king with superhuman strength and courage who undertakes a perilous quest to discover the secret of eternal life.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Enthralled by the wood thrush

There is a place where cool streams flow and the sweet scent of ferns is strong. It is in precisely such tranquil places that the unobtrusive wood thrush retreats from human commotion.

‘It looks suspicious’: Breast cancer at 31

My breast cancer story began like that of so many other women — I noticed a lump.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

The Band Perry – Sept. 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 26; $29, $49

Diana Ross – Sept. 18 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $50-$80

Lisa Lampanelli – Dec. 18 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 26; $45-$65

Tove Lo – Oct. 16 at Lupo's, Provdence; tickets on sale at noon June 26; $22-$30

Nate Ruess – Nov. 13 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $31, $36

The Smithereens – Sept. 19 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $40, $45