| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Riverwood Poetry Series will launch a four-day Connecticut Poetry Festival, featuring six events at five places in Hartford, from Thursday, Nov. 13 to Nov. 16. It's all free, but donations will be accepted, and a $10 donation is suggested for the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:52 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Bill Hosley has a solid point — one he has raised many times before: A few major institutions such as the Mark Twain House and the Connecticut Science Center, both in Hartford, are given too large a share of the limited state grant money earmarked...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Would you hang an "Eat at Joe's" sign on the Old State House? Or in the Wadsworth Atheneum?
Selling commercial ad space on our river ferries shows why the Department of Transportation should not be managing these treasures [July 29, Connecticut,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:17 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The most famous historic image of Connecticut's creation story is geo-fiction. I refer to Frederic Edwin Church's "Hooker and Company Journeying Through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636." Though this magnificent painting captures the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:01 PM
HARTFORD — CVS stores nationwide stopped selling cigarettes and all other tobacco products Wednesday, and that's just fine with Lindsay and David O'Connor.
They stopped by the Main Street CVS to pick up a few items, but as non-smokers the ban...