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Writer's Block InK continues to grow through its own process

Juanita Wilbur, the new senior director at Writer’s Block InK, poses for a portrait at the non-profit performing arts program in New London. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The highly successful New London-based nonprofit, formed in 2003, empowers young people through performing and creative arts — typically focused on serious social and cultural issues.

What to read in 2021 based on what you loved in 2020

Take a look back to survey your favorite reads in 2020. They might inspire which titles you pick up in 2021. Here are 14 books, from a variety of genres, to consider based on recent favorites. — If you enjoyed "Little Disasters," by Sarah Vaughan, read "The Push," by...

A musical shapeshifter with universal ambitions, Kali Uchis aims 'to show what Latin music can be'

Where is home for Kali Uchis? It depends on who she feels like that day. Once upon a time she was Karly-Marina Loaiza, the Virginia-born daughter of Colombian immigrants. After moving back and forth between the U.S. and Colombia, her family settled for a time in Alexandria, where she...

Book review: ‘Murder in Old Bombay’ a promising start for debut novelist

"Murder in Old Bombay" by Nev March; Minotaur (400 pages, $26.99) — — —




Rick's List - Same Old Song and Dance Edition

Stop me if you've heard this one before ... In June, 1982, at the Texxas Jam in the Cotton Bowl, Journey headlined a bill that included Santana, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, and Point Blank. I lived in a house with several other bandmates and a...

'sno fun without snow

Though modest in size — only about 17 acres, with a half-mile trail (that we looped around a couple times) — Knox Preserve in Stonington has expansive views of Fishers Island Sound to the south and Quiambaug Cove to the east.