2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S: Approaching perfection

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

If you want to make a statement and draw attention to yourself, drive the redesigned Porsche 911. During just a week behind the wheel of this silver-gray beauty, we got thumbs-up from a guy in a Volkswagen sedan, innumerable compliments from coworkers, and an admonition from a passenger-van ...

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Sample some Oscar nominees this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? Without having to leave your home, you can treat yourselves to some films nominated for Academy Awards in past years. Check out these classics.   Dr. Strangelove The Best Picture race of 1964 included such traditional entries as Mary ...

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Westport goes out with a whimper

Ben Steinfeld, Eric Bryant, and Jim Bracchitta in “Room Service” by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, playing through October 27. Photo by Carol Rosegg

There are times when one does wonder “Why?”  Why would the Westport Country Playhouse with Mark Lamos, one of America’s top directors, put on a production of “Room Service,” a 1937 comedy by John Murray and Allen Boretz that at best offers a laugh or two? Even with a stellar cast, the show ...

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12 Years a Slave: Essential lessons for life

Each year, the New York Film Festival celebrates the best in movies including major releases, independent works and thought provoking documentaries. Highlighting this year’s offerings was the new offering from director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, soon to open in area theaters.   The ...

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Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report for Oct. 10

INLAND REPORT ATLANTIC SALMON - Stocking Update – DEEP EXPECTS TO STOCK ANOTHER 490 ATLANTIC SALMON THIS WEEK. These fish are being released into the Shetucket River (200 salmon) and Crystal Lake (Ellington, 45 salmon) on Thursday (10/10) and into Mount Tom Pond (45 salmon) and the upper (150 ...

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Inside Llewyn Davis: Coen brothers at their quirky best

Each year, the New York Film Festival celebrates the best in movies including major releases, independent works and thought provoking documentaries. Highlighting this year’s slate of offerings is the new offering from the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, in theaters later this fall.   ...

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Tribute to ‘The Man in Black’ at Seven Angels

Ring of Fire at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury.

Bigger than life, a black-and-white slide of Johnny Cash with his back to the audience opens Richard Maltby Jr.’s “Ring of Fire” at the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. Then, very dramatically, each of four musicians appears on stage and announces “I am Johnny Cash.” Everything is in place, ...

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