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  • Moving Out: Prospect Avenue, Hartford

    Moving Out: Prospect Avenue, Hartford
    Hartford architect Henry Darbee paid $1 in 1957 for a hillside lot so steep that it sat on the market more than 30 years. Darbee, whose credits included work on the Mark Twain Memorial and Wadsworth Atheneum, built himself and his wife a spacious...
  • Artist Reimagines Hartford, World History

    Artist Reimagines Hartford, World History
    Contemporary society is so complicated that sometimes it seems nothing anybody does really makes that much of a difference. There was a simpler time, hundreds of years ago, when a man could gather 100 friends with horses, bows, arrows and spears and go...
  • Classic Quadruple Feature At Wadsworth

    Classic Quadruple Feature At Wadsworth
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, has two very different, interesting film events coming up. "Diamond Ruff" will be shown on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The crime drama, which was written by Joe Young of Hartford and filmed in...
  • Global Manhattan Short Film Fest Showing At 4 CT Venues

    Global Manhattan Short Film Fest Showing At 4 CT Venues
    The 17th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival will be shown worldwide this week in about 250 theaters in six continents. In Connecticut, it will be shown in four venues. At the festival, audience members see several short films and then vote on their...
  • A 2013 Courant Interview With Polly Bergen

    A 2013 Courant Interview With Polly Bergen
    In June 2013, the Courant's Susan Dunne interviewed actress Polly Bergen ahead of a screening and Q&A of "Cape Fear" at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The actress died Saturday at her Southbury home. She was 84. Polly Bergen grew up in Ohio and Indiana...
  • Charter Oak Presents Feminist Film Festival At Three Venues

    Charter Oak Presents Feminist Film Festival At Three Venues
    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...
  • Miracles Gala, Envisionfest, Billings Forge Dinner, Under 40 Party Help Celebrate the Weekend

    Miracles Gala, Envisionfest, Billings Forge Dinner, Under 40 Party Help Celebrate the Weekend
    Like it or not, it is the last weekend of summer but if all goes as predicted, it will be a nice one weather-wise with choices that make 'getting out' just plain mandatory.  Of course the weekend begins on Thursday with Billings Forge hosting its 6th...
  • Fall Exhibit Offerings Include Cats, Steampunk Fairies

    Fall Exhibit Offerings Include Cats, Steampunk Fairies
    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 -...
  • EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford

    EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford
    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...
  • Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening

    Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening
    Alternative-movie offerings are plentiful this fall. In addition to festivals featuring indie and foreign films — the Feminist Film Festival, the EROS gay film festival, the Festival of Ibero American Cinema, the Manhattan Short Film Festival...
  • Hollywood Costumes At Atheneum For Two Days

    Hollywood Costumes At Atheneum For Two Days
    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...