Rick Koster

Rick's List — Meteorology Blues Edition

Scribe broadens the weather thesaurus

Steve Fagin

A quick dip to keep a tradition alive

The key is to act before any such hesitancy allows common sense to intervene.

Carol Sommer

One story leads to another

I’m grateful for, but no longer surprised by, the number of historians, curators, and local residents who bend over backwards answering my questions and suggesting new lines of inquiry.

Rick Koster

Rick's List Music Lists Edition

The only music list(s) you'll ever need.

Steve Fagin

The wood-fired Tesla and other items from my gift catalogue

This year’s compendium features honest-to-goodness merchandise mixed in among items that are only products of my imagination.

Dr. Jon Gaudio

Shootin' the breeze

At the end of every day, I swear I'm not gonna do it anymore, but the next day, I start and I can’t stop.





Rick Koster

Rick's List — Book Proposals Edition

Desperate scribe considers writing fantasy novels.

Steve Fagin

Beware when wild turkeys rule the roost

According to published reports, turkeys have been terrorizing Toms River Township — chasing and trying to bite people, pecking on windows and blocking traffic.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Dark Web Clickbait Edition

"Don't go there!" scribe is warned.

Steve Fagin

Welcome to Golden Arches National Park

A new plan to bring in food trucks, offer Amazon deliveries and expand Wi-Fi service at national parks has one major problem: It doesn’t go far enough.

Steve Fagin

Look out! Snake in a tree!

An enormous black snake, which by quick calculation measured at least 6 feet long, slowly slithered through the leaves, paused to raise its head, flicked its tongue and peered in my direction.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Melissa Etheridge — April 3 at Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $59-$250

Brad Paisley — April 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49, $69

Pitbull — March 27 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $85-$150

Indigo Girls — March 27 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $59, $75

Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Liz Phair — June 27 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 11 a.m. Dec. 13; $29-$126

Chris Tucker — Jan. 25 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $35-$69.50

The Beach Boys — March 29 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39.50-$75