| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving.
Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:55 AM
What happens when you jam a 30-piece orchestra in a room together without any conventional notation to play from? Will you get music, or do you have a potential Lord of the Flies situation on your hands?
Those questions dissolve if composer/conductor/...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
The Odd Ball is more than Hartford's wildest Halloween party. It's an art-house spectacle combining elaborate costumes, bizarre decor, and installation art. The party benefits Real Art Ways and features food from top local chefs, a specialty cocktail bar,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Genetically speaking, about 70,000 people in Connecticut are living in an informational black hole that could end up killing them.
That's approximately the number of adoptees here, and a Connecticut law passed in 1975 prevents them from finding out...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
July 19 through 26, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. Hartford, (860) 233-6691, realartways.org
Vampire stories tend to be metaphors for illicit lust — there's all that necking and swapping of fluids, not to mention the way that too...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Talented Brooklyn, N.Y. artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed pieces together fragments of her shattered family's history — many of their belongings were destroyed when the family was removed from their home in 1988 — from waterlogged photos, magazine...
| 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....
| 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 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 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,...