Binge & Repeat: Meet the residents of Barbary Lane

Happy Pride, folks! In recognition of Pride month, I decided to binge Netflix’s reboot of “Tales of the City.” This particular series is based on Armistead Maupin’s columns turned into novels, with the first television adaptation of the books airing on PBS in the ’90s. After a conservative pushback against the original series for its depictions of drugs and sex … read more

Did I Say That? The bald truth

I don’t own a TV, which makes me a little weird according to 21st century habits. And even though I confess to watching shows on my iPad, I’m not one of those elitists who salivates over 25-part adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels on PBS. I prefer cheap thrills. Lately I’ve been watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which is a … read more

Drive: Pacifica Hybrid Limited is ideal for family trips

The automaker formerly known as Chrysler Corp. got the jump on the rest of the industry when it introduced the minivan in 1984. The Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager were instantly and enormously popular. At the time, they were the most versatile motor vehicles ever built — featuring car-like handling, good fuel economy, room for seven to eight passengers, and … read more

This Weekend: Music, plays and more

Make Music Day Fairfield Make Music Day Fairfield is on June 21 from 3-10 p.m at various venues around Fairfield. The free, outdoor music festival is celebrated worldwide on the summer solstice each year. For more information, visit fairfield@makemusicday.org. Make Music Day Ridgefield The Ridgefield Library’s Make Music Day is on June 21 from 1-5 p.m. at 472 Main Street, … read more

Richard Thompson brings raw sound to Ridgefield

After launching his career in 1967 as a recording artist as a member of the influential British band, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson has been steadily making music, releasing records and touring around the world. Named to Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and earning a slew of prestigious awards, Thompson continues to write and record new material regularly. … read more

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