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  • Some Nights, The City's Just Too Full

    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...
  • City's Neighborhoods Are Cooking

    City's Neighborhoods Are Cooking
    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...
  • Connecticut Adoptees Seek Access To Genetic Information

    Connecticut Adoptees Seek Access To Genetic Information
    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...
  • Real Art Ways' Odd Ball is This Saturday

    Real Art Ways' Odd Ball is This Saturday
    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,...
  • Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra Explores the Richness of the Moment

    Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra Explores the Richness of the Moment
    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/...
  • Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age

    Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age
    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...
  • The Stan Simpson Show: Trials Of Muhammad Ali

    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...
  • Greg Liszt and the Deadly Gentlemen Come to Hartford This Thursday

    Greg Liszt and the Deadly Gentlemen Come to Hartford This Thursday
    "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...
  • 'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology

    'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology
    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...
  • Improvisations Returns to Real Art Ways for a Third Season

    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?...
  • 30 Cool Places to Visit in Greater Hartford

    30 Cool Places to Visit in Greater Hartford
    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...