Hygienic hosts 41st Salon des Independants show starting Saturday

A crowd views the art on display on the opening night of 2019's Salon des Independants show at Hygienic Art in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Hundreds of artworks, thousands of people and no judges, jury or censorship.



Hygienic schedule for future weeks

For more information about Hygienic events, visit www.hygienic.org or call (860) 443-8001. Jan. 30: Naked Canvas, 8-11 p.m., Crocker House Ballroom, 35 Union St., New London Jan. 31: Fashion in the Ballroom, 7-11 p.m., Crocker House...

Kids can display creations at Hygienic Young Artists Expo

Kids ages 14 or under can drop off a piece of art Friday.

Hygienic Grande showcases large-format art

Minimum size is 6 feet in height; a 5-foot-by-5-foot footprint; or a 6-foot-by-6-foot canvas.

Investigative podcasts are exploding. Here are six great ones to get you started

They don't just present the findings of an investigation, but document them as they unfold.


Rick's List — Prince Rick Edition

Envisioning life as a Royal.

A royal mess: Fiddling while the planet burns

Australia scorched by the most devastating wildfires ever, killing dozens of humans and a billion animals; glaciers melting 100 times faster than previously thought; Venice inundated by unimaginably high tidal floods; tornados of magnitudes never...


Upcoming concerts and shows

Colin Jost — April 26 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50

Tanya Tucker — May 24 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45

Matchbox Twenty — July 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $61-$81

Patti LaBelle — May 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $19-$39

Toby Keith — Sept. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25-$85

Zac Brown Band — May 30 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $38.50-$106.50

David Sedaris — April 9 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $36-$68

Jim Norton — April 3 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $37-$59




Man with history of cheating is caught on 'hook-up' sites

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Man's low ambition casts doubt on couple's future

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a great guy for a year and a half. He's funny, smart, and when he comes to my house, he washes my dishes and plays with my son. He is attentive, and he cooks for me. He is always buying me little...

Mom regrets her marriage set a poor example for kids

DEAR ABBY: I married someone who turned out to be very abusive and controlling of me and the kids. I felt powerless to leave with them because of the emotional control, and I had no way to make a living to support...

Family has trouble accepting parents' move to warmer clime

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I relocated to a warmer climate a few years ago, putting us more than 1,000 miles away from my adult children. The kids all seem to think this trip was just for fun, and continue to ask me to "come...

Separated man is in no hurry to file for divorce

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him, and we have an undeniable connection I have never had with anyone else. The problem is, he's separated but not yet divorced from his wife. I have a...

Man disabled as a teen haunted by parents' inaction

DEAR ABBY: When I was a junior in high school, I sustained a neck injury (at school) that damaged my spinal cord. I recovered mostly from that, but I have residual weakness in my right side and severe neck pain. I was able to...

Parents oppose relationship with man of different culture

DEAR ABBY: I am a 25-year-old college student on the verge of graduation. Over the past three months, I have been dating a slightly younger man (he's 21). We get along well, and I thoroughly enjoy his company. He has never been...


Your stars Jan. 22

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be more observant, and you'll recognize that you don't have to face or do things on your own. You've...