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  • Chapter Three: A Nation Torn Apart

    Chapter Three: A Nation Torn Apart
    A year after buying The Courant, John L. Boswell made a bold move — he began publishing The Hartford Daily Courant on Sept. 12, 1837. It was especially brave considering the financial panic that had gripped much of the nation that year as 600...
  • Annual Hooker Day Parade Set For Saturday

    Annual Hooker Day Parade Set For Saturday
    HARTFORD — Quirky costumes and city pride will be on display Saturday during the annual Hooker Day Parade — a tribute to Hartford's founder, Thomas Hooker. Hooker led a procession of men, women and children to settle in Hartford in 1636....
  • Loving Life In Hartford

    Regarding the Oct. 17 editorial "Go Forth On Downtown North,” which asks readers to "imagine living within walking distance of the stadium, a Thomas Hooker Brewery, Riverside Park, Hartford Stage, the XL Center and other attractions.” Well,...
  • 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 -...
  • Hartford Marathon Deals

    Hartford Marathon Deals
    If you're a runner or a fan heading to the NU Hartford Marathon,Saturday, be sure to check out the deals, freebies and discounts at area restaurants, clubs and attractions. (Be sure to read the fine print. Some offers are for marathon participants only...
  • 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...