Did I Say That? Battling the boo-boos

I recently spent 10 minutes trying to find a “boo-boo” on my 2-year-old grandson Gabriel’s finger. I even used a magnifying glass to examine every millimeter of skin, until finally asking him, “Is this a real boo-boo or an imaginary boo-boo?” But like most youngsters, and their parents, he couldn’t differentiate between reality and fantasy. Needless to say, I’ve devoted … read more

Binge and Repeat: Dodging death with Russian Doll

Natasha Lyonne stars in “Russian Doll,” the Netflix series she co-created, revolving around her character being caught in a time-loop on her birthday. Lyonne plays Nadia, a woman who doesn’t particularly care about herself at all, while also being an incredibly selfish person. That is, until she dies. After every death Nadia comes back and finds herself in the bathroom … read more

Test Drive: 2019 VW Golf knows big things come in small packages

Anyone who remembers driving a 1960s or ’70s Volkswagen Beetle may be surprised to learn the 2019 VW Golf actually has a smaller engine than its revered predecessor. The air-cooled engine that powered the Beetle ranged from 1 liter in pre-war models to 1.6 liters in 1970s. The standard engine in today’s Golf is just 1.4 liters, with a turbocharger. … read more

This Weekend: Concerts, birds and more

The Road to Mecca The Road to Mecca runs Feb. 14-24 at the Westport Community Theatre, Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport. Tickets are $15-$25. For more information, visit westportcommunitytheatre.com. Backyard Bird Count The Great Backyard Bird Count is on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at Grass Island Park, 1 Grass Island Road, Greenwich. You can join Audubon naturalists … read more

Curtain Call: ‘Always … Patsy Cline’ packs the house

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), Norwalk: Some super star vocalists who produce pure magic on stage with their amazing voices are actually down-to-earth people. At least that’s what Ted Swindley, the creator and writer of the show “Always…Patsy Cline” wants us to know about this country western singer. Patsy rose to fame on the Arthur Godfrey show where Louise Seger … read more

Art without age: Silvermine exhibit highlights aging and creativity

To say things get better with age can be an understatement. Take the exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center opening on Feb. 16, for instance, “ReFRAMING Aging: Health, Happiness, and the Arts,” which features works by nine well-established artists in their later years, ages 72-87, who are now, arguably, making the best work of their careers. Paintings by a 10th … read more

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