From an epic to epic greed: films worth watching

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? A man who confronts a society’s rules, a young woman who dares to demonstrate ambition, and a man who lovingly reunites old friends highlight the nourishing movies available on television. Russell Crowe won an Oscar for portraying a bold man with ...

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Frances Ha: Delicious journey to self-discovery

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new film from Noah Baumbaugh, Frances Ha. Today can be challenging for people living through their 20s. With an economy that refuses to forgive, and ...

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Summer theater seasons begin next week

Summer Theatre of New Canaan: Daniel Klein.

by Joanne Rochman Summer and theater go together like picnics and parks. Happily, many of our theaters provide just the right outlet for doing just that. Pack a picnic, but don’t let the fun end there. Pack up the cooler and a basket full of goodies and head for the nearest theater to make a... ...

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The charm of chives

by Robin Glowa Before the swell of summer is in full force, bringing a riot of color and texture to vegetable and flower gardens, there is the cool, calm charm of the herb garden. Tender chive shoots thrust upward, arcing out to form a bright green fountain, while their slightly broader, ...

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DEEP Fishing Report for May 30

American shad.

INLAND REPORT DEEP’s annual OPEN HOUSE AT THE RAINBOW FISHWAY is this Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The public is invited to visit the fishway and learn about both it and the fish it passes. During this day, the public can tour the facility and are encouraged to go downstairs ...

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What to watch: Some classics this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? A man who dares to challenge social convention, an acting team at their best and a little girl in search of a crown highlight the nourishing movies on television. Harvey Milk was a pioneer in human rights who was tragically murdered at the peak ...

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Before Midnight: Fascinating new chapter

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new drama starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, Before Midnight. Occasionally we experience a film so smart in its approach, and authentic in its ...

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