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).

Author Archive

A small child pushes a shopping cart full of groceries at a food pantry.

Public Policy, Social Work Researchers: Antipoverty Programs Can Help Reduce Child Neglect

Breaking down policy 'silos' would provide significant benefit to children and families.

‘Amplifying Black Voices in Hollywood’ Debuts DMD Speaker Series

A focus on topics ranging from lack of Black representation on writing staffs to the distorted perspectives of TV crime dramas.

KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA - 1982: American playwright Tennessee Williams (1911 - 1983) pictured at his desk with papers and various objects including half consumed bottles of wine in the office room of the house he owned in Key West, Florida, shortly before his death in 1983. A Tiffany lamp sits on the desk alongside a lamp with a dented shade and a typewriter. (Photo by Derek Hudson/Getty Images)

Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare Highlight Virtual CRT Spring Season

Student actors will interpret the work of the famous playwrights in the new and challenging medium of Zoom theater.

man standing in gampel in front of trophy

A New Seat for PA Voice of the Huskies

John Tuite's booming voice is inseparable from UConn Huskies games, but this season has been a different story.

“Devil's Punch Bowl #129” (1885-1890), albumen print by Truman Ward Ingersoll. Gift of Samuel Charters and Ann Charters.

Benton ‘Anthropocene’ Exhibit Highlights Human Impact on Environment

Exploring humans' effect on the planet through centuries of art.

internet and social network addiction, man and woman holding smartphones while sitting together, problem of virtual communication

Phubbing: Does Having a Phone Out Make Someone Feel Snubbed?

What does our constant use of cell phones mean for interpersonal relationships?

Art, Music Faculty Collaboration Illuminates ‘Paradox in Political Tribalism’

Following a divisive election, a multimedia collaboration asks searching questions about values and principles.

An image from Basil Twist’s “Symphonie Fantasique,” performed with fabric in a tank of water.

Ballard Forum Highlights Links Between Puppetry and Engineering

The director of the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry has been finding ways to explore the surprising connections between puppetry and engineering.

Ken Fuchs, professor of music, teaches a class on music arranging for music educators at the Music Building on March 12, 2019

New Recording with U.S. Coast Guard Band Returns Fuchs to Musical Roots

Two great forces in Connecticut music meet on a new recording of compositions by UConn's Kenneth Fuchs performed by the U.S. Coast Guard Band.

The UConn women's basketball team practicing ahead of the start of their season, which was delayed by the pandemic.

“You Figure It Out”: Geno’s Huskies Ready for Season, Despite COVID Challenges

Expectations are high for the UConn women's basketball team, which on Saturday will begin its first season as a Big East team since 2012-2013.