| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:56 PM
HARTFORD — Liam E. McGee, who led The Hartford insurance company through a transformation after the 2008 financial crisis and helped rid the city of one of its most visible eyesores, died Friday. He was 60.
McGee was CEO from Oct. 1, 2009, through...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:20 AM
The "renovation and reveal" excitement continued at the Wadsworth Atheneum Friday as the Amistad Center for Arts & Culture, a museum within a museum, unveiled its new area at the Main Street landmark.
But this work was not done with funds from the mega,...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:33 AM
In the midst of a month of cold weather and challenging storms, it was a pleasure to enter the Belding and think about love. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:24 AM
Sidney Poitier became a major movie star in the 1950s. But by 1967 — when he starred in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "In the Heat of the Night" and "To Sir With Love" and was the country's top box-office draw — some members of the African-...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Think fishing, art, carnivals and love. That pretty much sums up the weekend ahead. And you should be looking forward to it!
Overarching this fine winter weekend of course is Valentine’s Day on Saturday. And while you may be unattached, there...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:58 AM
Coney Island – Revisited
"Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland," says the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, "will be the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:59 AM
In conjunction with the exhibit "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008," the Wadsworth Atheneum is presenting "Coney Island on the Silver Screen," a series of films that are set, or have scenes, on Coney Island.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:05 AM
What's better than one reason to party in the middle of winter's cabin fever season? Two reasons! And that was what was happening at a refreshingly, rambunctious party at the Wadsworth Atheneum Thursday as major supporters of the downtown museum...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Wadsworth Atheneum is holding its second annual Interfaith Film Festival, co-presented by the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, with three films that present challenges to bridge the divide between religions.
The festival opens...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:06 PM
When Walt Whitman lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1836 to 1850, he frequently visited the beach at Coney Island, which he described as "a long, bare, unfrequented shore, which I had all to myself."
Compare this to the wonderland remembered by the artist...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Coney Island and all the temptations that dwell there mean many things to many people. To Doug Healy, the Cyclone roller coaster is a metaphor for life. "It has ups and screaming downs, and bumps on the turns," Hardy says.
Hardy, of Westport, is one...