| 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 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/...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:48 AM
In three segments on the same topic, Pedro Bermudez from Real Art Ways, author Felix Manuel Rodriguez and professor Bilal Sekou discuss the cultural relevance of Muhammad Ali and how he shook up the world outside of the ring.
For photos from The Stan...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:20 PM
"If there's one thing the banjo needs, it's more notes played on it."
That tongue-in-cheek statement comes from Deadly Gentlemen banjo player Greg Liszt, who, in addition to having a Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT on his wall (and an awesomely...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The default stance of the movies towards artificial intelligence, from HAL 9000 to Haley Joel Osment as robo-Pinocchio, is somewhere between mild unease and shrieking terror. So it's not surprising that there's plenty of paranoia hanging over the heads of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Music lovers: how often do you get to take a seat at a concert, knowing full well that what you’re about to hear is completely improvised, with three world-class musicians who haven’t so much as joked about what they’re going to play?...
| 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.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Even if you never leave the county, there are plenty of opportunities to simulate world travel, time travel, or just have a pleasant getaway inside or near the city of Hartford. This is by no means a complete list, but many of the attractions here are...