| Feb 19, 2015
| 10:16 AM
Decades ago, when Jay Craven was 6 years old, his parents got into a big fight. The next day Craven was sent alone on a train from his home in Philadelphia to his grandparents' home in Providence. His parents divorced. Craven never saw his father again...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:50 PM
There are two ways to fight this cold winter. Huddle inside and feel like you are trapped or don some happy clothes (that would be nything that is not black or brown) and head out for any of the slew of choices the weekend brings when it comes to “...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:28 AM
Through Feb. 13 to 19, Real Art Ways, at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford, will dedicate its movie screen to short-run showings of Oscar-nominated films.
>>"Ida," a Polish film about a young nun with a troubled family history, which was nominated for best...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:53 AM
HARTFORD — The city has launched a "Hello Parkville" campaign to promote the Hartford neighborhood with a stream of small-business deals, street banners and new smartphone technology that aims to get people's attention.
The federally-funded, $150,...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:48 AM
The Coney Island satellite exhibit at Real Art Ways in Hartford, a three-part presentation — "Skeeball" — has a poignant feel, lamenting the passage of time at and chronicling the deterioration of the legendary New York playland.
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:06 PM
When Walt Whitman lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1836 to 1850, he frequently visited the beach at Coney Island, which he described as "a long, bare, unfrequented shore, which I had all to myself."
Compare this to the wonderland remembered by the artist...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:22 AM
Freaks of nature have been the subject of fascination, disgust and pity for centuries, shunted off to the curtained-off shadowlands of carnivals and circuses. A new exhibit at Yale School of Art Gallery shines a full light on them and treats them with...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:16 AM
We rely on professionals for everything these days, from cutting our hair and cleaning our houses to trimming the dog's toenails. So why not put yourself in the hands of professionals when it comes to your love life? It seems there have never been so many...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:27 AM
A solo performance by British saxophonist Evan Parker might make you rethink everything you know about music. You could be reminded of John Coltrane's sheets-of-sound period, or the relentless, near-static textures of Gyorgi Ligeti's keyboard music, or...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Hartford's Real Art Ways has been a regional hub for wide-eyed, avant-garde musical happenings for a few decades, and recent programming, like the ongoing Improvisations series, suggests that reputation is secure for now. Occasionally, as they did for...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:36 AM
There's an awful lot of history, music and culture in Memphis, Tenn. Maybe too much. It's along the banks of the Mississippi River. The northern tip of the Delta. Elvis. Sun Records. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Home of legendary jug bands....