| 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 27, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Real Art Ways celebrates the Halloween season with two fun movie events this week, both of them a little horrifying.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m., the arts venue at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford will show “Soylent Green,” the 1973 sci-fi...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Hartford's Real Art Ways has been a regional hub for wide-eyed, avant-garde musical happenings for a few decades, and recent programming, like the ongoing Improvisations series, suggests that reputation is secure for now. Occasionally, as they did for...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Gabriella daSilva-Taylor has been a vegetarian since before birth, dating back to her vegetarian mother's pregnancy. Later, she discovered she had an allergy to eggs, which left plenty of foods off-limits, including birthday cake.
But instead of feeling...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Luise and Shawn Gleason live in a 600-square-foot Newtown apartment with their Australian shepherd. Some people would find that too small. The Gleasons find it too big. So they are building a little house for themselves. A very little house, 170 square...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:38 AM
It’s safe to say that artist Barbara Hocker likes water. Her upcoming installation at the Vernon Community Arts Center will feature water as its central theme, and will immerse visitors in the experience.
The exhibition is titled “River/Sea,...