| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:50 PM
There are two ways to fight this cold winter. Huddle inside and feel like you are trapped or don some happy clothes (that would be nything that is not black or brown) and head out for any of the slew of choices the weekend brings when it comes to “...
| 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 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...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:13 PM
One of the first things visitors will see when entering the newly renovated Susan Morse Hilles Gallery at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on Jan. 31 is a lighted sign reading "Like, Man, I'm Tired (Of Waiting)."
Sam Durant's creation is a reflection 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.
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Coney Island amusement park had a sideshow. And the Wadsworth Atheneum’s upcoming Coney Island exhibit has a side show, too.
The Atheneum in Hartford will open "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008" on Jan. 31. Meanwhile, an...
| 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
| 11:22 AM
Freaks of nature have been the subject of fascination, disgust and pity for centuries, shunted off to the curtained-off shadowlands of carnivals and circuses. A new exhibit at Yale School of Art Gallery shines a full light on them and treats them with...