| 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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:27 AM
The Wadsworth Atheneum has 50,000 items in its permanent collection, so it wasn't easy for Director Susan Talbott to choose 10 of those items to represent the museum's most important holdings. "I could probably give you 50, and if you asked me tomorrow, I...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
At a talk at the Wadsworth Atheneum a few years ago, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard of Stonington described how she keeps calm.
Every morning she starts the day with a "one-flower" meditation, which, she said, leaves her...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more.
What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all!
In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...