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Premium Content After acting bug strikes, Parise finds a cure

When Vanessa Parise was valedictorian of the Westerly High School class of 1988, she was on track to go to Harvard University - which she did, graduating magna cum laude in biology - and then on to Harvard Medical School.

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Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking ‘Mission Blue’

When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.

Turning the camera on her efforts to protect the seas was one thing, but putting herself center stage made Earle uneasy, Stevens...

Seth Meyers prizes his new role as Emmycast host

Seth Meyers is no stranger to live television. For years he anchored "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live."

Nice guy Andrew Rannells channels his inner Hedwig

Andrew Rannells says he never dreamed of becoming a rock star while growing up. What he hoped for was a part on Broadway. Now he's getting both at the same time - and a load of mascara as well.

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Live Lunch Break - Will Evans

The Day brings you Will Evans live in concert at the Hygienic Art Park, starting at noon.

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Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

NBC’s Brian Williams taking on new competition

Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and...

Don Pardo, iconic voice of ‘SNL,’ grew up in Norwich

Few would recognize his face, but most knew Don Pardo's voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday...


Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story

Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes...

Elisabeth Moss is more than Peggy Olson

Elisabeth Moss, best known as Peggy Olson, "Mad Men's" buttoned-up but ambitious secretary-turned-copywriter, smiles with her whole face...

Publicist: Casey Kasem to be buried in Norway

The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and...


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Premium Content Seehund: A taste of Germany in New London

There’s a certain resonance between the decor of the Seehund and its menu items. Both are dark and rich.

Premium Content Mexicali puts the fresh in Tex-Mex

Right from the start, it's damned good.


Premium Content Chef Tomm's kitchen turns out more than good eats

Editor's note: This version corrects the components of Chef Tomm's blackened catfish sandwich.

Bourbon production reaches high point since ’70s

Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.


'The Giver' arrives, after a two-decade journey

It was almost 20 years ago, and actor Jeff Bridges was searching for a movie project that would be a family affair - one in which he could direct his father, Lloyd, and that his children,...

Premium Content Helen Mirren does it all in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey’

The precisely passionate Madame Mallory - played by Mirren - is a dead-serious restaurateur obsessed with adding another Michelin star to the establishment she inherited from her husband years ago.


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Aduba, Janney among creative arts Emmy winners

Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as "Crazy Eyes" in Netflix’s "Orange is the New Black."

Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with ‘real’ people

You couldn't miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin's office in the old days: It wasn't much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members,...


Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Will Evans

You feel sad and - admit it - a little guilty because maybe you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park. Our...

Premium Content Hygienic Art Park hosts Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

It's hard to argue with the Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds' recipe: take the choicest bits of classic soul, add shredding musicianship...


Premium Content Behind the 'Burning'

Derron Wood, executive artistic director of Flock Theatre, will speak on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Hempsted Houses in New London on the...


Premium Content It's Carribean Night Saturday in New London

It's been an almost stunningly beautiful summer - moderate temperatures, plenty of blue skies, and very little of Satan's most loathsome...


Premium Content Essex Art Association marks end of season with two shows

Several years back, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum hosted an exhibit of black-and-white photographs of jazz musicians. In a similar vein, the...


Premium Content Stephen Baker's author luncheon at Bank Square Books

It's a fun time to be a science fiction writer since Techno Geniuses come up with crazy new stuff every day for you to play with,...

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show...


Your stars - Aug. 22

Happy Birthday: Your compassionate and friendly demeanor will help you get ahead. Your insight into future trends will enable you to make...