| 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,...
| 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...
| 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
Night 1: My story begins on July 18, when Justin Bieber performed in Hartford, when I interviewed Stephen King on the stage of the Bushnell, when the Riverfest fireworks, postponed because of the rising river, exploded over the city, when a road race...
| 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...
| 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 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 10, 2013
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/...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors.
So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...