Film, book argue Connecticut was ‘Great Gatsby’ inspiration

It’s long been held that F. Scott Fitzgerald wove his great American novel from his experiences living in Great Neck near the lavish mansions of Long Island’s North Shore.

Book World: Fredrik Backman returns to Beartown in 'Us Against You'

Us Against You

Us Against You By Fredrik BackmanAtria. 448 pp. $28---

How to stay primed on a world tour, according to Imagine Dragons

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs during the Vegas Strong Benefit concert in Las Vegas last December. (Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

If you see Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds out in public and you think he's ignoring you _ he isn't, he's just trying to stay ready for his live concerts

Here's proof that you get wiser and happier after age 50

The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50

The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 By Jonathan Rauch Thomas Dunne. 244 pp. $26.99 --- Thanks to modern medicine, the life span of the average adult has increased by more than a decade and will probably expand even more in years to come. If that isn't...

Books about fathers: The amazing adventures of Michael Chabon and son leads the way

Pops by Michael Chabon

The year 2018 has already been distinguished by a bonanza of books about motherhood.

Review: Martina McBride starts summer tour at the Garde

Country music artist Martina McBride performs at the Garde Arts Center in New London Thursday. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Garde executive director Steve Sigel said that fans from nine states had flocked to the theater for the performance.

Keith Hernandez's memoir: Hijinks in life and mastery on the baseball diamond

I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir

At the outset, Keith Hernandez promises that he is not writing the formulaic memoir so common among baseball books.

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Rick's List - Pomp and Circumstance edition

So far as I can tell from a family tree I found online, there are eight living descendants of the composer Sir Edward Elgar. Now, you may not have all of Elgar's works in your collection, but most of us are completely familiar with Elgar's...

All aboard for Tuesday Night Paddlers

Hikers, bikers and runners all know that if you’ve been zipping merrily downhill for a while, eventually you’ll face a lung-busting, soul-crushing ascent.

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Fran Lebowitz and Wally Lamb — Nov. 10, Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35-$55

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