| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it's the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons.
Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When a 60-year-old amateur historian died in February, dozens of Linthicum Heights residents decided they wanted to do something to remember the man who remembered and preserved the history of their community.
Oscar "Skip" Booth was a local librarian,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:51 PM
WEST HARTFORD — From a distance, the ornate stone wall is unremarkable.
But with each step closer an intricate series of painstaking brushstrokes is revealed, the result of four months' work by Hartford artist Tao LaBossiere.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:51 AM
You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting.
But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:40 PM
HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:50 PM
It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still.
Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:42 AM
HARTFORD – Frank Lloyd Wright called it ridiculous.
Renowned architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock deemed it "singularly vulgar and stylistically ambiguous."
And a scathing takedown published in the New York Tribune in January of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:55 PM
A Maryland man is suing British Airways over an intended flight to Spain that ended up taking him to the West Indies.
In court documents, Edward Gamson said he booked a first-class flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Granada, Spain,...
| Jul 29, 2014
Comedian Steve Hofstetter was a regular guest on shows such as "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Comedy All-Stars" and "Comics Unleashed." Now, the entertainer is hosting and executive producing his own series, "Laughs," on Fox. Besides traveling...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.
Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...