| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:26 AM
In 1979, a young social studies teacher named Jordi Herold opened the Iron Horse Coffeehouse in Northampton, with little sense of what would unfold over the next quarter-century.
Under his watch, the Iron Horse became a cultural hot-spot, expanding into...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
I spent more than three hours on Election Night sitting next to Mark Boughton, the Republican mayor of Danbury, the 2010 running mate of Tom Foley and a candidate for this year's Republican gubernatorial nomination.
It was my idea to invite him to...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Joy Mckinney had just moved to New York City from Atlanta for graduate school in 2011. She was on the train, feeling claustrophobic, when she saw a woman crying. "I wanted to touch her," Mckinney said. "But you're not able to really share that. It made me...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.
On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring “...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
HARTFORD — Sara Myers understands 29-year-old Brittany Maynard's decision to end her life next month, a choice the terminally ill California woman has shared with the world in a YouTube video that has gone viral in recent days.
Like Maynard, Myers...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:14 AM
There was the Beach Boy sing-a-long, the Bill Curry look-alike contest and lots of sincere good wishes and tongue-in-cheek laughs at Infinity Hall Tuesday as WNPR personality/show host and Courant columnist Colin McEnroe threw a bash to celebrate the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain. The festival is part of Girlcott, a long series of events that shine a light on...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:38 AM
To Tanya Wolski, food is more than just food. Cake is a metaphor. Hot dogs are a funny word combination. A doughnut represents the universe. But food also is something anyone can relate to. "They're part of my life, your life, everybody's life," Wolski...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Victor Pacheco moved to Rochester, N.Y., years ago, and saw signs on lawns about fracking. He didn't know what that was, so he went online and did some research. What he found fascinated him.
"I want to explore the process and share it with people. It's...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:46 PM
HARTFORD — A group of mental health advocates Wednesday launched a new website aimed at providing and coordinating resources for young adults suffering from mental wellness issues.
TurningPointCT.org was created particularly for the 18-to-25 age...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:09 AM
The bad news is that summer is over, but the good news is that means that GAZE returns the first Friday of every month at at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford. The reinstated gay happy hour kicks off at 5:30 on Sept. 5. Light refreshments are provided...