Sally Field's relentless request for respect: 'The roles I cared about deeply I had to fight for'

Sally Field, in New York, was one of the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors last month. (Photo for The Washington Post by Rebecca Miller)

Steven Spielberg was about to prevent her Mary Todd Lincoln from happening.



New London Arts Council launches

The newly formed New London Arts Council (NLAC) will hold its inaugural meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Governor Winthrop Blvd., New London.  This initiative was spearheaded by individual artists and arts related non-profits...

Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'

The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles.Dugan took over on Aug. 1 as the first female president of the Recording Academy, which oversees the Grammy Awards.

Music Matters kicks off 11th season Saturday at La Grua Center in Stonington

Esteemed and widely varied music series will feature French horn works Saturday.


A royal mess: Fiddling while the planet burns

Australia scorched by the most devastating wildfires ever, killing dozens of humans and a billion animals; glaciers melting 100 times faster than previously thought; Venice inundated by unimaginably high tidal floods; tornados of magnitudes never...


Separated man is in no hurry to file for divorce

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him, and we have an undeniable connection I have never had with anyone else. The problem is, he's separated but not yet divorced from his wife. I have a...

Man disabled as a teen haunted by parents' inaction

DEAR ABBY: When I was a junior in high school, I sustained a neck injury (at school) that damaged my spinal cord. I recovered mostly from that, but I have residual weakness in my right side and severe neck pain. I was able to...

Parents oppose relationship with man of different culture

DEAR ABBY: I am a 25-year-old college student on the verge of graduation. Over the past three months, I have been dating a slightly younger man (he's 21). We get along well, and I thoroughly enjoy his company. He has never been...

Man is reluctant to share memories of late father

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of two years and I recently moved in together. When we first met, he let me know he had lost his father to cancer a few years prior. While I know a little about his father, it is mostly...

Daughter wonders if mom's meddling changed her life

DEAR ABBY: Parents frequently write to you asking for advice about their children, seemingly asking permission to butt in where they should not. When I was in my 20s, I dated a guy who had just returned from the Navy. I saw...

Absence from guest list hurts old friend of groom's mother

DEAR ABBY: I have had a friend, "Kimberly," for 52 years, ever since first grade. We went all through school together. Teachers described her as a "social butterfly." My dad described her as a "phony." She's an extrovert with a...

Ashes have waited for thirty years to be scattered over Hawaii

DEAR ABBY: Thirty years ago, a friend of my husband's roommate passed away of AIDS and was cremated. His family had ostracized him. I have no idea who they are or where they are. The roommate left and later died, also from AIDS.