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Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos - literally, "to spring up." But however it is spelled, it makes me happy.
Most grocers sell asparagus in a range of sizes, from thin and...

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Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript

Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Cristobal Pera, editorial director of Penguin Random House Mexico, said that Garcia...


Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.
Discovery President...


The art of spring at AvS Gallery

Premium Content Four regional artists will display new works in the Spring 2014 Exhibition at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in the Branford House Mansion on the grounds of the UConn Avery Point campus in Groton.


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Live Lunch Break: Anna Lennard

Anna Lennard 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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NBC recruits Weir, Lipinski for Derby fashion coverage

NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its Kentucky Derby telecast as fashion correspondents next week, illustrating how the...

From ‘Unwrapped’ to new TV show ‘Rewrapped’

Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a brioche roll tucked around a turkey...

‘Touched by an Angel’ producer back in series TV

In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new...


‘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.


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Premium Content Welcome to town, Our Little Kitchen

In our New London neighborhood, we're a block away from almost all the essentials of life. (The only thing missing is the bar in the old Lighthouse Inn, which remains a significant loss...

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...


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...

Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.
The calorie counting that...


Premium Content Morgan documentary premieres at the Garde May 4

For all its longtime and iconic status as an attraction at Mystic Seaport, there is a lot of little-known history and minutiae about The Charles W. Morgan, America's last wooden...

Premium Content Wally Lamb novel to be made into movie

The Rocky Hill-based Synthetic Cinema International will produce this warmhearted, humorous story about a 10-year-old boy's life during the 1964 Christmas season in fictional Three Rivers,...


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Bid, Dick, bid: ‘Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled.

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they...


Prince reaches agreement with music label

Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flash Back - Anna Lennard

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


Premium Content Hempsted Houses program seeking young actors

The Hempsted Houses in New London are looking for six to eight middle school or high school students to portray people who lived and...


Premium Content Basketball tournament benefits Special Olympics

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island law enforcement personnel will hit the court on Saturday, April 26, at Waterford High School...


Premium Content Connecticut College presents calligraphy exhibition

Everyone knows what calligraphy is. To be classy, you hire someone with really good penmanship to do your wedding invitations in swirling...


Rob Lowe wants readers to ‘Love Life’

When you look at actor Rob Lowe - especially on the cover of his new book, "Love Life" - you can't help but think that guy has it all:...

Books for children - April 20

Children are curious about everything, including things they aren't yet aware of. Books can be a tremendous springboard to ignite the...


Your stars - April 23

Happy Birthday: Take action; don't wait for others to do things for you. Stand tall and do whatever needs to be done. Learn from experience...