November 2019

When you think of great writers from our state, Mark Twain is undoubtedly the first name to come to mind. But the "father of American literature" is just the first page in the story of Connecticut writers, a canon which is much wider, more diverse and yes, more revolutionary than many of us are aware. Also in this issue: If you're dreading the coming snow, start planning a respite now with a Caribbean island getaway; and an essay by a Vietnam veteran who, a half century after dropping out of college, fulfilled a promise to himself to return and finish his degree.

In This Issue:

In September, Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy as part of a tentative settlement in a lawsuit brought against the company by more than 2,000 municipalities and two dozen states. The deal marked a stunning turn of events for the Connecticut company th…

Like it or not, winter is coming. For chilly New Englanders, few things beat a body- and soul-warming trip to the Caribbean. But choosing the perfect island destination can send shivers down anyone’s spine. Whenever I search for a rejuvenating island getaway, a set of travel-tested criteria …

Tis the season to celebrate. And yet, as we all know, finding just the right combination of food and drink to entertain friends and family in the comfort of home can be a bit, shall we say, daunting. To help ease the process, we asked Roe Chlala, co-owner and senior event consultant for the …