| May 13, 2013
| 4:46 PM
In the dozen years that the landmark Hartford Times building has stood vacant, there has been only one serious proposal to redevelop the property. And that one didn't work out.
Now, in the space of a few months, there are two more.
The Thomas Hooker...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In 1990, a local Hartford bank reassured city leaders that plans for an office tower at the corner of Main and Asylum streets were real and the 45-story edifice would be built.
Just one thing stood in the way: the 78-year-old Hartford-Aetna Building, the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
When you leave "Ode to a Hippie," a "site-specific environment" by Virgil Marti in the Wadsworth's Matrix Gallery, you are at a loss. What, exactly, is a hippie? Where's the ode? Who moved my cheese?
These and other questions flutter in the air behind...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Look closely at any of the five rare tapestries hanging at the Wadsworth as part of Weaving the Myth of Psyche. Spend some time, relax, soak 'em in: they've been out-of-sight for over a decade. Each large 17th-century French piece (including "The Old...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The photographer Edward Burtynsky demands your full attention. The only way to give him his due is to see his work exactly as it appears in "Artificial Wilderness," an exhibition on view through Jan. 4, 2014, at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Though 13 other...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Resurrected from an art storage room in the Wadsworth Atheneum, a nineteenth-century Keats Death Mask (pictured) becomes Philadelphia-based artist Virgil Marti's inspiration for his site-specific MATRIX installation Ode to a Hippie. The plaster cast of...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Tires: they keep our cars from flying off the road at 65 mph. But they also accumulate, rapidly, as you'll see in Edward Burtynky's "Oxford Tire Pile #1" (pictured). It's a rare photo of the world's largest, non-burning tire pile, and it's part of An...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Singer-songwriters (and roots-music power couple) Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires will play Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on August 4, according to Manic Productions.
Isbell, a former member of the Drive-By Truckers and the focus of a recent, lengthy New...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The Symbol of the Unconquered
Silent Film Screening w/live accompaniment by William Hooker, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Q&A to follow, $5-$12, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, trinityonmain.org
Drummer William Hooker's...