Kenneth Best

Ken Best served as editor of UCONN Magazine for 10 years. He is a co-host of the UConn 360 Podcast. He previously covered news and sports in Connecticut for The New York Times, edited the Weekend section for the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time, wrote arts and culture stories syndicated by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service and was the media coordinator for Yale-New Haven Hospital. During the summer of 2015 he hosted “Walking a Blues Road,” a weekly program on WHUS in Storrs based on the holdings of the Samuel and Ann Charters Archives of Blues and Vernacular African-American Musical Culture at UConn’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. He is the author of Eight Days a Week: An Illustrated Record of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Pomegranate Books).


Tony Winner Kelli O’Hara Returns to Jorgensen for Digital Stage Concert

December 3, 2020

The Jorgensen Digital Stage season continues with a Dec. 5 visit from the singer and actress Kelli O’Hara.

UConn Magazine: Just Folk

November 27, 2020

Lara Herscovitch ’95 MSW spent nearly two decades leading a dual life. Weekdays, she was a social worker. At night or on weekends she would head to a recording studio, an open mic night, or a scheduled performance.

Pandemic Doesn’t Deflate Iconic ‘Upside Down Puppets’ of Thanksgiving Parade

November 26, 2020

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may be different in many ways this year, but the world-famous character balloons will still be part of the show.

Hurley: Big East is Returning to National Stage, No Nights Off

November 24, 2020

The UConn men’s basketball team is back in the Big East, beginning the 2020-2021 season on Wednesday against Central Connecticut State University.

CRT First: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ as Old Time Radio Play

November 12, 2020

In its first-ever audio production, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre is presenting a Golden Age of Radio-style adaptation of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Law Professor: Congress Has Ruled on Health Care Act Case Before Supreme Court

November 10, 2020

UConn Law’s John Aloysius Cogan Jr. offers insight into a case before the Supreme Court that could determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

New Human Rights Research Consortium Draws International Audience for Initial Conference

November 9, 2020

More than 150 human rights researchers from four continents will gather virtually today for the inaugural conference of the Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium (HRRC).

Jorgensen Digital Stage Sets Livestreaming Fall Performance Schedule

October 29, 2020

Building on a successful summertime experiment with livestreaming, the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is going digital for its Fall 2020 season.

Dodd Impact Outreach Hosts ‘American Dreams’ Online

October 26, 2020

Dodd Human Rights Impact is relaunching with an online presentation of a dark theatrical comedy about what it means to be an American citizen.

Study of 2020 Protests Shows Difference Between Reality and Perception

October 16, 2020

Political science professor Jeremy Pressman, co-founder of The Crowd Counting Consortium (CCC), discusses the CCC’s latest study on 2020 protests.

New Study Examines Civil Society’s Effect on Mass Violence

October 14, 2020

UConn researcher Evan Perkoski discusses his work examining the role civil society can play in preventing – or perpetrating – mass killings.