Arts/Culture

Profiles
4:07 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Out in Connecticut: Fleurette King

Fleurette King is the director of the Rainbow Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The mission of the Rainbow Center is to serve the diversity of the UConn Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied community and to provide resources and services to the wider community of students, faculty, staff, and local residents.

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Historical Diaries
3:07 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

With Needle and Pen

Connecticut Historical Society

How do we know what we know about the daily lives of people in the 18th and 19th centuries? Primarily through their diaries and letters, which make up a large proportion of the research materials at the Connecticut Historical Society.

Women and girls, particularly in the 18th and early 19th centuries, spent a great deal of time either making textiles or sewing textiles to make clothing or utilitarian objects. For example, in May 1784, eighteen year-old Hannah Hadassah Smith wrote in her diary (Ms 1009):

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:26 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

The Chion Wolf Rocking Halloween Special

Flickr Creative Commons, shawncampbell

This weekend, anybody famous who isn't on the Mall with John Stewart and Stephen Colbert will be in Connecticut instead. Or maybe both places at once. Glenn Beck will be in West Hartford. Barack Obama will go through Bridgeport. And Bill Clinton will visit the University of Hartford.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:09 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Faith Middleton's Book Show

creative commons, Wonderlane

Faith and friends talk about the books they've read, and would recommend, in all categories.

To see a list of the books discussed go to R.J. Julia.

 

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