Culture

Winter weather strikes again
5:52 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Another round of snow (and ice) hits region

Karma Gurung shoveling snow at Natural Frontier Market in Stamford on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

For the second time this week, a winter storm has hit the northeast, slowing commutes and causing accidents.

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Olympian is also and Army Sergeant
10:28 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Long Island luger to slide at Sochi

Sgt. Matt Mortensen of Long Island will compete in luge doubles for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Credit Courtesy Photo/U.S. Department of Defense

When the United States delegation marches into the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sochi on Friday, one athlete representing the country in the sport of luge will be 28 year old Matthew Mortensen of Huntington Station, on Long Island. He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult Igls, Austria, where he’s training.

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Technology
4:44 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Westport, Conn. teen creates phone app that predicts school closings with 84% accuracy

Know Snow app creator Scott Pecoriello, 17, of Westport, Connecticut.
Credit Scott Pecoriello via wildaboutweather.com

A Westport, Connecticut teen has developed a mobile phone app that’s predicting school closings in Fairfield County with 84 percent accuracy.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
11:23 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Stamford Symphony Presents Celestial Music

Stamford Symphony Orchestra
Credit dariennewsonline.com

For their concerts on Saturday, Feb 8 and Sunday Feb 9 the Stamford Symphony explores the contemporary music of Aaron Jay Kernis, along with favorites by Schumann and Mozart.  Kate Remington talked with Music Director, Eckart Preu about the rarely-heard works on the program. 

  

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Book Review
9:42 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero

Author Larry Tye is not the first person to write about what the popularity of Superman means about our culture. But as arts critic Joan Baum says in this review of Tye’s book, there’s always more to learn about Superman’s abiding power.

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