| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Hidden Treasures is a film that showcases some of the treasures within the national treasure that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Alexandra Isles, the maker of the film, together with Yale Kneeland, a former Objects Curator at the Met,...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Sept. 16-Oct. 2, Bated Breath Theatre Company, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, (860) 232-1006, ext. 222, realartways.org
It's a heady recipe that the local professional theater company Bated Breath has cooked up and will be serving to...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Shut Up, Little Man!
Opens Sept. 23. Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford. 860-232-1006, realartways.org.
These days, thanks to the internet, we're all familiar with the idea of something "going viral." One minute, it's just a personal post, the...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:00 PM
with William Giraldi
Reading from their work, $5, 6 p.m., Oct. 16, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
There’s an empathy gap, or so we’re told. Several recent studies, bestselling books on...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Elastic Aspects, the new release by the Matthew Shipp Trio, rumbles to life with a bowed bass and some nebulous percussion; you don't hear Shipp's distinctive piano clusters and slinky lines until two minutes or so into the album. This is ideal music...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year.
That's the word from the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Douglas Tirola's All In: The Poker Movie, makes the case that nothing is more American than poker. The game involves risk, skill, chance, luck, a competitive edge, a desire to win, the ability to bluff, and, yes, money. Also, as numerous clips attest,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Storytelling and shenanigans take center stage at Real Art Ways on Saturday, with writers Aimee Bender, Yoni Brenner, Ellen Ferguson, William Giraldi, Ben Greenman, Dan Kennedy, Daniel Nester and others reading their humorous contributions to Kugelmass, a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Don't tell David Holub you think a joke's gone on too long. That's the kind he likes.
"When I say Kugelmass is a journal of literary humor, people say 'What do you mean by that?'," says David Holub, the still-young publication's founder and editor. "I...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:55 PM
There's only one Real Art Ways, and although there are lots of odd people around, there's only one Odd Ball, the annual celebration of creativity and weirdness. The spacious gallery morphs into a quasi-psychedelic realm of music, art, dancing and...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:20 AM
The embarrassment of artistic riches this weekend at Real Art Ways is, well, embarrassing. Start at Creative Cocktail Hour on Thursday, which also acts as the opening receptions for the Poster Boy exhibit (pictured) and Ephemeroom, an exhibition created...