Conscious Cook: Start the new year with clean eating

Another fresh new year is here… Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt and fear, To love and laugh and give! — William Arthur Ward There is something so wonderfully rehabilitating about a new year. Suddenly there is a joyous opportunity to begin anew, to rewind after a hectic holiday season, and refocus on preparing a delicious life. The … read more

Test Drive: Hyundai’s luxury sedan, the Genesis G90

Hyundai has been edging toward the creation of a premium nameplate for several years, having introduced the near-luxury Genesis and the full-sized, luxurious Equus under the Hyundai brand. For 2017, the Genesis, bearing the Bentley-like winged logo, left the nest, bringing the sedan formerly known as the Equus along with it. Like Toyota’s Lexus, Nissan’s Infiniti and Honda’s Acura, Hyundai’s … read more

The Reel Dad: Hidden Figures delivers essential history lesson

Sometimes looking in the rear view mirror can help us see what to keep in mind as we try to move forward. The new film Hidden Figures takes us back to 1961, a time when social norms define roles and history dictates potential. At work, men wear white shirts with narrow ties as they rely on female subordinates to serve … read more

TV Movie Menu: some classics this weekend

The Devil Wears Prada features Meryl Streep with Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt.

Want to watch a movie this weekend? Here’s what’s playing on broadcast and basic cable television stations.   Cleopatra (1934) Claudette Colbert makes an indelible impression as the Egyptian Queen who dallies with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Years later, Elizabeth Taylor would play the role in that infamous remake. Friday, January 13, 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies (TCM)   … read more

This Weekend: Prison comedy, lots of music

A comedy set at a women’s Federal Correctional Facility in the Delaware Valley, The DelVal Divas, will run Jan. 12-29 at The Dressing Room Theatre, Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2. For tickets, visit or call 203-461-6358 x36. (Shown, from left, Miran Robarts and Brent McKinley; background Amy Wade and Ann Alford.)

Spirituals salute For the 14th year, Gigi Van Dyke and her Serendipity Chorale will visit Ridgefield’s Jewish Congregation Shir Shalom (formerly Temple Shearith Israel) for a service of Black and Jewish spirituals to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Rabbi David Reiner and Cantor Debbie Katchko-Gray and the Shir Shalom Choirs will join the Serendipity Chorale for the musical Shabbat … read more

A Question of Etiquette: A fishy question: sushi?

The man I am dating recently “surprised” me by taking me to dinner at a sushi restaurant. I really, really don’t like sushi. He was disappointed when I was not thrilled. Shouldn’t he have asked me first if I ate sushi? Yes, he should have, since sushi restaurants generally have pretty limited menus and if one isn’t a fan, it’s … read more

Curtain Call: Best of 2016 community theater

Jim Norton of Stratford, Taryn Chorney of Hamden, and Ryan Hendrickson of Stamford starred in Eastbound Theatre’s production of The Heidi Chronicles.

As we approach another new year, I thought about all the theater that I have seen. I will be presenting the best of the Equity theaters in my next column, but I have always avoided rating community theaters because they are each so unique and based on a great deal of volunteerism. However, this year for the first time I … read more

TV Movie Menu: Catch your breath this weekend

Anson Elgort and Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars.

As the whirl of another new year begins, catch your breath with a movie this weekend. Here’s what’s showing on broadcast and standard cable.   The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Shailene Woodley commands the screen as a young cancer patient who helps a new friend search for the reasons life takes tragic turns. Laura Dern is moving as her … read more

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