Sandy Chilewich on setting a pretty table

Sandy Chilewich (Megan Senior)

Her designs are in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Book tip: "Waiting for Eden," Elliot Ackerman

Book tip Waiting for Eden Elliot Ackerman With a decided nod to Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun," Elliot Ackerman has delivered a deeply melancholic short novel, "Waiting for Eden," about a love triangle wherein the nuances play out against the ghastly realities and...

Book tip: "Lethal White" by Robert Galbraith

Book tip Lethal White Robert Galbraith This is the fourth book in the generally excellent series featuring London private detective Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, his one-time assistant-turned-business partner. "Galbraith," as you probably know, is a pseudonym for J.K.

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Hempstead Historic District and the quest for civil rights

In May 1963, a group gathered outside a New London department store protesting an incident in Greensboro, North Carolina, where four black college men were refused service at a Woolworth’s lunch counter.

Rick's List — Dream Concert Bill Edition

One of the funniest and cleverest things I've seen in a long time was the fake press release announcing a joint tour with co-headliners Styx and Larry the Cable Guy. I figured The Onion sent it out — or maybe Will Ferrell's...

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Dane Cook — Oct. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29-$59

Jethro Tull — Sept. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35-$55

Chayanne — May 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $51-$141

Keith Sweat, Silk, Carl Thomas, Mya — Feb. 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $75-$178

Marc Cohn, Blind Boys of Alabama — Jan. 7 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $50-$55

Sitcom Nerds of Comedy — Feb. 8 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Gin Blossoms — Feb. 15 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35, $45

Walk Off the Earth — May 31 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50