| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
There's a moment in the classic Bette Davis film "Now Voyager" when her character, Charlotte, has gone from ugly ducklilng to beautiful swan and descends a gangplank after taking a cruise. She is wearing a blue suit.
"That's her big moment, her big...
| Feb 28, 2014
It all started over a collegial luncheon. When Oliver Tostmann visited Hartford for the first time last year to tour the Wadsworth Atheneum's blockbuster Caravaggio show, he accepted as chief curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston an...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The Connecticut Cycling Festival kicks off a weekend of competitive amateur and professional biking in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, hosted by the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and BikeWalkCT.
Saturday's event, called the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Long ago, before I-91 cut the city off from its riverfront, Hartford was open to the universe. (It was also open to flooding, but that's another story). EnvisionFest Hartford, an all-day event on Saturday, Sept. 20, would like to return Hartford to that...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain. The festival is part of Girlcott, a long series of events that shine a light on...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2001
Why should the public care about saving an office building in Bloomfield? Aren't there other ones around? Why hold on to one that's almost 50 years old?
For most office buildings, the answer would be simple: demolish and rebuild. But the suburban crystal...
| Feb 25, 2001
As Hartford gets energized by signature architects designing new landmarks, one of the region's corporate citizens is quietly moving ahead with plans to destroy two landmarks of the recent past.
With the town of Bloomfield's approval now in hand, CIGNA...
| Feb 27, 2001
"An act of barbarism" is how Hartford architect Tyler Smith describes plans to destroy landmark buildings on CIGNA's campus in Bloomfield. In a persuasive Commentary article on Sunday, Mr. Smith pleads for the preservation of what he calls ``perhaps the...
| Jun 3, 2001
In his autobiography, Frank Lloyd Wright observed, ``No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.''
The same goes for the best office...