| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Think about it — a beautiful night in June, sitting in the stands behind home plate, looking out at the downtown Hartford skyline. How better to put an exclamation point on the Hartford renaissance!
I love this dream. I travel frequently to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Martha Stewart's interior house paints have pretty names — Cloudless Sky, Morning Fog, etc. — ironically evoking nature while at the same time hiding that same nature outside the walls of an unnatural construction, a house.
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Technically, there is still some summer left so while the kids may be back to school and your nose back to the grindstone, lighten up a bit! There is still a lot of summer weekend fun to be had and it starts again today!
The Wadsworth Atheneum gets...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The Connecticut Cycling Festival kicks off a weekend of competitive amateur and professional biking in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, hosted by the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and BikeWalkCT.
Saturday's event, called the...
| 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...