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Give Easter side dishes a share of the spotlight

If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we tend to just cobble together a what-have-you...

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Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. That is chipping away at the...

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Six plays to be developed at National Playwrights Conference

Premium Content The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced the six new plays selected for development at the O'Neill's 50th annual National Playwrights Conference.
They are:
"Tiger Style!" by Mike Lew;...

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Connecticut College presents calligraphy exhibition

Premium Content Everyone knows what calligraphy is. To be classy, you hire someone with really good penmanship to do your wedding invitations in swirling script - rather than order them in bulk from Matrimony R Us.
Or a calligrapher is one of those folks who can take...

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Live Lunch Break: CBYD

The CBYD Trio, with special guest Isaac young, performs live at The Telegraph in downtown New London as part of The Day's weekly Live Lunch Break concert series.


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‘Mad Men’ end in sight for Weiner

Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his "Mad Men" immersion.

‘Sharknado 2’ unleashes flying sharks on New York

Get ready for more flying sharks.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" will take a bite out of New...

Colbert to succeed Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

CBS, moving quickly to fill a looming hole in its entertainment lineup, named Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The...

Celebrities

‘Seinfeld’ writer Leifer offers guide to career success

Comedian and writer Carol Leifer has something serious to say in her new book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying."

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host.

How Drew Barrymore’s life changed as a new mom

As a new mom, Drew Barrymore felt she might sacrifice her famous free-spirited nature for the safety of her 15-month-old daughter.

Games

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Race the clock in daily Sudoku logic puzzles.

Jigsaw Puzzle

Can you uncover the hidden image by solving the puzzle?

Bridge & Chess

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Food & Dining

Restaurant Reviews

Premium Content Pizza lovers, meet Otto

One almost regrets devouring the steaming hot pizzas that emerge from the oven at Otto in Chester. Crafted with care, with careful consideration for each ingredient's role, they are...

Premium Content Restaurant review: Mystic's latest watering hole celebrates local history

At the Engine Room, Mystic's trendy, new bar and restaurant on Holmes Street, it's really all about the space.
Opened New Year's Eve by the same folks...

Food

Premium Content Food tip: Friends & Company

11 Boston Post Road, Madison
A friend suggested Friends & Co. for a post-movie...

Sweet success for cocktail bitters

Cocktail expert Adam Lantheaume isn't afraid to tell the bitters truth. Making drinks without adding a dash or two of bitters is like...

Movies

With vampires, Jim Jarmusch takes the long view

It's tempting to think of Jim Jarmusch's high-standing white hair as the mark of a lightning bolt that struck him long ago, leaving him forever an eager receiver for the electricity of...

Premium Content Movie tip: "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

This film is idionsyncratic, even by Wes Anderson standards. If the writer-director's last film, "Moonrise Kingdom," toyed with a more sentimental tone, "Budapest" keys up as a wild,...

 

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Premium Content Rick's List: Couture edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.
A few weeks ago I read a novel and it...

Relics of NYC World's Fair: Eyesores or icons?

They were designed for the 1964 World's Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like platforms, and a pavilion of pillars with a suspended,...

Music

Premium Content Local concert considers the ‘dangers’ of opera

David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman of Essex present "Opera Is a Dangerous Business" on Sunday, April 20, at 5 p.m. at Congregation...

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street...

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James Franco ready for his Broadway debut

James Franco insists he's not been nervous at all about making his Broadway debut, not even before his first night in front of more than...

Events

Premium Content Mystic Writer’s Colony launches with open mic night

The Mystic Writer's Colony presents its first open mic night on Thursday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Writers of all genres, including musicians,...

Exhibits

Premium Content Double the art at MAC

Concurrent exhibitions are on display in the Mystic Arts Center. The annual juried show, titled "The Blues," is one - and the intriguing...

Books

'Captain Underpants' doesn’t sit well with some

The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni...

Premium Content New book examines sinking of tall ship Bounty

New book examines sinking of tall ship
When the tall ship Bounty sank in Superstorm Sandy in October...

Horoscopes

Your stars - April 16

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take care of any pending personal problems that affect your home or personal finances. A rash decision...