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...


Upcoming concerts and shows

Colin Jost — April 26 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50

Tanya Tucker — May 24 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45

Matchbox Twenty — July 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $61-$81

Patti LaBelle — May 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $19-$39

Toby Keith — Sept. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25-$85

Zac Brown Band — May 30 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $38.50-$106.50

David Sedaris — April 9 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $36-$68

Jim Norton — April 3 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $37-$59




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.