Rick Koster

Rick's List — RIP Harold Bloom Edition

Scribe reflects on (fake) friendship with late, great literary critic

Steve Fagin

Bringing alewives back into Alewife Cove

Taking the time to enjoy — and protect and nourish — Alewife Cove.

Carol Sommer

If these walls could talk

Old New England houses have sheltered generations of families and witnessed centuries of history.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Letters to the Editor Edition

Scribe ponders the fun of tampering with campain endorsement missives.





Steve Fagin

The sound and the fury at Falkner Island

Many of these islands in southeastern Connecticut are private, but you don’t have to land on an island to appreciate it, especially aboard a kayak. At least you get to observe how the other half lives.

Dr. Jon Gaudio

A marvelous reunion in Italy

For the five days in early September, Giampa, Simone and I have had our “boy’s weekend,” laughing and eating through the Tuscan countryside. Towns as rich in history as they are in the taste and smell of tartufo that ripens...

Rick Koster

Rick's List — New Trends in Baby Names Edition

Scribe forsees a return to basics for the offspring of tomorrow.

Steve Fagin

Refusing to swallow defeat

You may think my senses have taken flight lately because I’ve spent way too much time chasing tiny birds.

Robert Tougias

Migration time for hawks and shorebirds

Both Hammonasset and Bluff Point state parks offer excellent birding during migration

Rick Koster

Rick's List - Almost-November of My Years Edition

Sage views aging through prism of a Sinatra masterpiece


Upcoming concerts and shows

Brian McKnight — Dec. 5 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $39, $59

Goo Goo Dolls, Hanson, Andy Grammer, Dean Lewis — Dec. 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35-$65

Marie Osmond Symphonic Christmas — Dec. 6 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $19, $39

Gary Gulman — Jan. 17 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $34, $44

Under the Streetlamp — Dec. 3, 4 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $65

They Might Be Giants — Feb. 6 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $25-$35