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On Wednesday, a federal jury in New York convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s partner and confidante, Ghislaine Maxwell, of recruiting and preparing young girls for his perversions and pleasure. It’s an important verdict and a story of impact and international attention, which gives voice and perhaps some validation to its victims and their families. It …

No algorithm for an Irish accent, Siri types “The Calcification of Emily Dickinson”. No fear of it. She who lived in self-orchestrated darkness, hidden in the prominent Main Street house in Amherst, is more famous than ever. Movies, books, biographies and recently Apple’s “Dickinson” all seek to analyze his life and poetry. All costumes and …

Southport, CT – Join the Pequot Library for a lively panel discussion on Zoom in on the importance of fantasy literature to young people with a panel of faculty from Fairfield University and Pequot’s own librarians. From education to emotional development and morality, fantasy literature for children offers a variety of benefits to readers of …

Marvel legend Stanley Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, was the creator of some of the greatest comic book characters of all time and is said to have turned 99 this week. Born on December 28, 1922, Stan has given the world such icons as Spider Man, Thor, X-Men, and The Incredible Hulk, as well …

They say it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll so it doesn’t hurt to start early. For local rock band Retro Roots, the focus is on the journey, not the destination. The trio of young musicians includes three former and current students of Old Rochester, led by Janey …

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. Bee ethics columnist Andrew Fiala on the need to express gratitude. phototechno Getty Images / iStockphoto The holiday season encourages us to practice gratitude. One way to look at …

Cornell Gunter’s Coasters honor the pioneering work of the original Coasters by performing the songs with the same attitude and dedication with which they were recorded.Courtesy of Bicoastal Productions When Early Clover takes the stage at the Egyptian Theater in a few days as lead singer of Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, he hopes audiences will understand …

During a brilliant career that spanned 17 years, Harbhajan Singh picked up 711 wickets across all formats of the game. Harbhajan Singh from India. (Photo by Hamish Blair / Getty Images) Harbhajan Singh closed the curtains on his illustrious cricket career on December 24, 2021. The non-spin bowling colossus took to Twitter to announce his …

LONDON: Moroccan artist Nabil El-Makhloufi has a particular talent for conveying mixed emotions in his work. Take his images of crowd scenes, which can seem both harmonious and dissonant. It’s not entirely clear what’s going on, or whether it’s good, bad, or somewhere in between. This sense of ambivalence is deliberate, admits El-Makhloufi, but not …

2021 is coming to an end and it’s fitting that we end the year with a movie that’s on everyone’s watchlist. Yes, we are talking about the hit Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up”. The film has created a buzz since its announcement. Jennifer Lawrence’s involvement made everyone happy and excited. However, when the directors announced …