| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Think about it — a beautiful night in June, sitting in the stands behind home plate, looking out at the downtown Hartford skyline. How better to put an exclamation point on the Hartford renaissance!
I love this dream. I travel frequently to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Martha Stewart's interior house paints have pretty names — Cloudless Sky, Morning Fog, etc. — ironically evoking nature while at the same time hiding that same nature outside the walls of an unnatural construction, a house.
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development?
The COA will...
| Feb 2, 2012
Just 12 shopping days until Valentine's Day. Don't wait until the last minute and get stuck paying full price for your gifts. Check out the great sales going on at area stores now.
After 26 years in business, Life of Riley Irish Imports, 881 Boston...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
I attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures.
The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 5:18 PM
With Mayor Pedro Segarra having won election in his own right and a new-look city council, we asked local leaders and observers what the city's priorities should be.
BE BOLD, DECISIVE
By RAMANI AYER
No. 1. Be a cheerleader. The capital should be a...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:15 PM
In 1845, a young man from the marble district of the Litchfield Hills arrived in Hartford just as the city's new rail line helped trigger an industrial boom that, by 1870, made it one of the richest small cities in America.
At age 22, James G....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Picture this: A site-specific theatrical work by the Hartford-based Bated Breath Theatre Company will be presented Thursday Nov. 1 at 6:30 and 7:30 p,.m. and Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum of Hartford in connection with the museum&...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects.
Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
| Jan 27, 2013
Walk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination.
Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Santa could come early to Santa Ana’s cultural scene this year: the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Thursday that both the Discovery Science Center and the Santa Public Library are finalists for its 2013 National Medal for...