| Nov 28, 2013
Rob Campbell paints. Rob Campbell skateboards. Rob Campbell dips his skateboard wheels in paint and rides over his paintings. Any questions? Bangarang, Campbell's new exhibit at Real Art Ways in Hartford, presents his sizable, enamel-covered planks...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:10 PM
On Friday, Nov. 1, the Hartford Region Open Choice Program kicked-off the third year of the High School Unity Team program. High School Unity Teams are comprised of student leaders committed to the mission of creating a safe culture in schools. The...
| Nov 21, 2013
The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. in Hartford, hosts “Science on Screen," a series of movies on scientific topics, accompanied by a discussion by a local expert on that subject. All of the screenings are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The 24th Annual Open Studio Hartford showcases the work of more than 200 artists, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and poets as part of a city-wide exhibition of our collective creativity. All weekend long you can head to any or all of the 18...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Free-jazz cornet player Taylor Ho Bynum (pictured) is no stranger to Connecticut. His forthcoming album, Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings), will be released on the Firehouse 12 record label, New Haven's most famous purveyor of avant jazz,...
| 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 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Sept. 13 closing of Connecticut's only minority-owned community development bank, Bridgeport-based The Community's Bank, should never have happened and illustrates excess in discretionary authority by federal and Connecticut bank regulators. The...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history:
In May 1985, a little African-American boy runs from a building in flames in Philadelphia....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Hartford is wonderfully diverse. The city, however, has done a poor job of marketing its entirety to visitors. The result is missed opportunities for neighborhoods outside of downtown, and for visitors and even residents who don't experience all that...