Category: Good Times

‘The Book of Mormon’ laughs at Latter Day Saints, but they’re fine with that

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Satire and religion tend to be a volatile combination. The life of author Salman Rushdie was threatened because his satirical novel “The Satanic Verses,” has a central character who goes insane and believes he is…

Ariana Grande works it

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As I stood in the gargantuan line to get past the security check-point at the Mohegan Sun Arena for the March 30 Ariana Grande show, there were two teenage girls behind me talking about their…

Turning her fashion into art

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When Kristin Costa showed her fashion collection at an event in Connecticut last year, her show was more walking art gallery than mobile department store. Costa’s creations would have looked more at home on the…

Shining the light on some funny women

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Women going through the “change” aren’t typical inhabitants of today’s pop culture where the sun shines brightest on the 18 to 34 demographic. But “Menopause the Musical” redirects the spotlight to women going through, well,…

Two become five

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the beginning, there were two. Then there were three. Now there are five. And The Penniless Wild are making some noise in Hartford this weekend. Originally, the group was a folk duo with Carson…

Focus on the new, not the past

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Entertainment,” the seminal album by pioneering punks Gang of Four, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. And when the group, led by original member Andy Gill, hits the shores of Australia in March, they will be…