What’s the Point of College?
October 7, 2015
The traditional liberal arts education keeps getting more expensive and looking less essential. Some students may be wasting the experience when they’d be better off in a program more focused on their specific interests and eventual job. The average cost of attending a 4-year private college is now $60,000 a year. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but so is $240,000. We’ll hear from all sides of this debate.
What’s So Funny About Connecticut?
January 13, 2016
Some people would say “nothing,” but we’re not so sure Connecticut deserves its reputation for humorlessness. In the bleak midwinter, we think you might need a dose of laughter, so we’re rounding up comedians, writers and improv performers to help you develop your own comic instincts, especially regarding the place you live.
Pucks and Balls and the Public Good.
April 6, 2016
It’s spring and the Hartford Yard Goats are to start their maiden voyage. It’s also 25 years since, with an $18 million public investment, the Connecticut Tennis Center opened in New Haven and quickly grew up to be a white elephant whose wheezy signature event, the New Haven Open, was recently bought by the state. And 20 years ago, the Hartford Whalers began their fateful final season, although their logo lives on in America’s most coveted defunct sports franchise merchandise. Does spending taxpayer money on pro sports really help the people who foot the bill? Are their better uses for our money? Let’s talk about that.