Writer

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).


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The Huskies will play in the St. Petersburg Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Football Headed to St. Petersburg Bowl

Husky Nation is abuzz, as the team prepares for its first bowl appearance since the 2010 season.

Same-sex couple. (iStock Photo)

Same-Sex Marriage and the Law

In a cross-national study, two UConn sociologists found that policy outcomes on same-sex marriage were closely tied to the courts.

Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte, center, as Malvolio, along with, from left, Richard Ruiz ’88 MFA, Mark Blashford MFA candidate in puppetry, ,and Curtis Longfellow, MFA candidate in acting, in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s production of 'Twelfth Night,' by William Shakespeare. (Gerry Goodstein for UConn)

CRT’s ‘Twelfth Night’ Makes a Classic Play Contemporary

Director Victor Maog seeks to 'wake up the sleeping dragon' in Shakespeare's work.

‘Born of Struggle’ Conference Comes to UConn

An international group of philosophers will discuss how people cope with oppression at a conference held in Storrs.