UConn basketball is an important part of our state's identity. The last few years have been hard for the state's once-proud program, but new head coach Dan Hurley just might be the man to bring back some of that faded glory. Speaking of turning things around, we take a close look at how Chris Murphy, Connecticut's junior U.S. senator and a growing presence on the state and national political arenas, is helping the Democratic Party find its focus. Also this month: We once again have searched the state for Great Places to Work, and also take a look at a few workers who make their workplaces great; and at UConn health, a psychedelic drug is showing surprising promise in psychotherapy treatment.
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He once declared himself “done with basketball.” Now UConn's new head coach is trying to help the team regain its place among the college basketball elite.
At UConn Health, researchers are exploring MDMA as a remedy for PTSD. If the FDA-approved study is successful, the treatment could be available in three years.
For many, the pantry is a bit nostalgic, conjuring up simpler times. It’s a closet or walk-in space in the kitchen, or nearby, with shelves lining the walls from floor to ceiling. From canned to boxed goods, paper towels and other non-perishables, everything seems to be stored in there.
With his growing influence in state politics and a rising national profile, Connecticut's junior U.S. senator is making national waves.
This & That
2018 might be the year of the bear in Connecticut.
Sightings and confrontations have increased, and the wily canine isn't going anywhere soon.
75 Years After the Little-Known Sinking of the HMT Rohna, an Effort Is Underway to Bring Attention to the Connecticut Soldiers on Board
Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 2018 for Welcome to the New World, an innovative nonfiction comic about a Syrian refugee family in the U.S.
A monthly look at new books with a Connecticut connection.
So how’d we end up with her oven? Funny you should ask …
Fundraisers, galas, charity balls and other events around the state in September.
Christopher Wigren doesn’t want people to merely read his new book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places. He hopes we will go out and see for ourselves the state’s rich variety of sites and even discover some we never knew existed. Perhaps even some that didn’t make it into the book.
Thirty miles behind enemy lines, 133 U.S. soldiers from the Army’s 6th Ranger Battalion crawled as silently as they could toward Japan’s infamous Cabanatuan prison camp in the Philippines.
Where & When
Tim Allen is a busy man, from the Fox reboot of Last Man Standing to a national stand-up comedy tour and the upcoming release of Toy Story 4. He swings through the state this month with stops at the Palace Theatre in Stamford Nov. 15 and Foxwoods Resort Casino Nov. 16.
Activities to enhance the Thanksgiving holiday and to help you get a jump-start on the Yuletide festivities.
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
Allen has stepped behind the camera to direct her first film, based on the Carson McCullers short story A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.
A Connecticut theater executive recently called it “the biggest change in American theater since the start of the regional theater movement in the ’60s.”
If you’ve never heard of a cat cafe, the name is self-explanatory. But its mission scratches much deeper than the surface.
Also: Showstopper Lillias White in concert at Norwalk's Wall Street Theater, and Austin Pendleton brings a searing new play to the Westport Country Playhouse.
Eat & Drink
By the time we’re shown to our seats, Evarito’s already has us under its spell.
Why has Carole Peck’s Good News Cafe in Woodbury remained a top eatery in Connecticut, long after other restaurants have come and gone like so many food fads?
For Bernard Bouissou, nothing says fall more than decadent pumpkin cheesecake with pumpkin seed brittle.
As soon as the door opens to The Bakehouse in Litchfield, the air is filled with scents of fresh bread, cupcakes, cookies, croissants and other pastries.
It’s no secret that Mohegan Sun has a number of great restaurants to choose from, but just one exit away is a truly authentic Chinese food experience.
When Tyler Cox, the brewmaster at Outer Light Brewing Co. in Groton, decided he wanted to learn how to make a brut IPA, he did something both obvious and brilliant. He called the San Francisco breweries that had first brewed the new style.