Dr. Jon Gaudio

Nonverbal cues speak for themselves

Doctors are pretty good at reading non-verbal cues.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Self-Makeover Edition

"Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me." — Johann Gottlieb Fichte I recently saw an episode of "Queer Eye," an updated version, with a new cast, of the iconic "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" program that ran from 2003 to 2007. I didn't know there WAS a new...

Steve Fagin

Steve’s Leaf Collection Service

I cleared a lawn of leaves using a rake faster than a man armed with a leaf blower.

Steve Fagin

Fake presents! (and real ones) — you decide

It’s that time of year to shop for that special adventurer in your life.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — "I'd rather be ..." Edition

I'm glad I got out of the youthful habit of affixing bumper stickers to cars because, idling at stop lights behind folks who enjoy applying bumper stickers to their own vehicles, I find myself typically thinking, "Boy, THAT'S an idiot." I can write that because I'm a reformed...

Carol Sommer

Wanted: a good, faithful man

On February 6, 1787, the Connecticut Gazette ran a want-ad submitted by a woman searching for “a good faithful man.”





Steve Fagin

Gypsy moths, storms provide a firewood surplus

In our house, the most egregious transgression is letting the fire burn out in the wood stove.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Sports are Weird Edition

Here are two things about professional sports that had never occurred to me before. Professional sports = big business. Professional sports fans = kooks. Not sure why, but this all crystalized for me as I've been watching my...

Steve Fagin

Exploring Connecticut's natural wonders, book-style

So you think you know the region? Quick: How did a boundary dispute lead to the creation of Connecticut's smallest state park? Who planted 100,000 trees and why? Which cove has the same name as an archaic, not-too-flattering...

Dr. Jon Gaudio

When health becomes a DIY project

I suspect I’m not the only one who gets into trouble every time I start a do-it-yourself project.

Steve Fagin

Sunset with the Tuesday Night Paddlers

Is there any place on earth more stunning right now than this very spot?


Upcoming concerts and shows

Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, more — Dec. 14 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $78-$158

Backstreet Boys, Gavin DeGraw, more — Dec. 14 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $50-$75

Train, Goo Goo Dolls — Aug. 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at noon today; $39-$59

Aaron Neville — April 13 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $40

"Weird Al" Yankovic — July 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $60, $75

KIDZ BOP Live — Feb. 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49-$69

Iron Maiden — Aug. 3 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39.50-$125