| 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 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...
| 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
| 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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:43 PM
It was a green Christmas at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Money snowed down on the Hartford art museum during the holiday season, collectively totaling $1.5 million in an end-of-the-year fund-raising bonanza set in motion by a $500,000 challenge pledge, the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Hartford's Real Art Ways has been a regional hub for wide-eyed, avant-garde musical happenings for a few decades, and recent programming, like the ongoing Improvisations series, suggests that reputation is secure for now. Occasionally, as they did for...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:55 AM
>>Dwelling, an import wholesaler in West Hartford, is closing and cleaning out a variety of handcrafted merchandise with a blowout warehouse sale on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16. Merchandise includes hand-carved Noah's Arks, nativity sets, beads...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Sophie Tucker, the legendary bad-girl jazz singer who was raised in Hartford, wrote a memoir in 1935, when she was in her late 40s. For the next 10 years, she went back and forth between publishers and ghost-writers. It was finally published in 1945....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:37 AM
The Windsor Historical Society has closed the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead for the season, but one of the family's cherry chairs will continue to be on display in the society's gallery until May.
The chair, on loan from the Ellsworth Memorial...
| Nov 22, 2014
Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...