| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Talented Brooklyn, N.Y. artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed pieces together fragments of her shattered family's history — many of their belongings were destroyed when the family was removed from their home in 1988 — from waterlogged photos, magazine...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Troubadour, a new album by Bridgeport's Stepkids to be released on Sept. 10, took them more than two years to complete. Seriously.
"When we finished our first album, we didn't really stop," said guitarist Jeff Gitelman. "We just kept going."
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The laid-back oak-aged voice of Levon Helm telling stories about catching catfish, smoking boutique weed or talking shit about the music business makes for an entertaining movie. His toothy grin, manic cackle and weathered face add to the show. That,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The 1973 cult-classic The Harder They Come, which starred up-and-coming reggae star Jimmy Cliff (pictured) as, well, an up-and-coming reggae star named Ivan Martin, has been a staple of weed-smoke-filled midnight screenings for the last 40 years. To...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Connecticut artist John O'Donnell's current exhibit at Real Art Ways, Ponzi Structure, dives head-long into the structure of failure, much like the financial schemes that wiped out many Madoff victims' bank accounts a couple of years ago. A self-...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
1) Film Fridays: Blazing Saddles, Von der Mehden Hall, University of Connecticut, 875 Coventry Rd., Storrs Mansfield, (860) 486-2260. Rated R. Doors open 7 p.m. Fri., Jul. 5, sfa.uconn.edu/vdm.html. $5 cash admission.
2) Free Movies After Dark: A League...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision this morning to allow married gay and lesbian couples to receive federal benefits under the law was a huge victory for the gay rights movement, a ruling that affects a great number of Connecticut residents and...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
We frequently sing the praises of Hartford's super-hip Real Art Ways, our local portal into the world of amazing avant-garde films, art, theater, music and unclassifiable happenings. It's a fun parlor game trying to figure out what they'll program next,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The Source Family
June 21, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
If naked hippies are your thing, you probably want to see The Source Family, a documentary about a southern California cult from the early '70s. It's full of them,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
Opens Friday, June 7, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Magic tricks are best seen up close. For maximum mind-blowing effect, you want to be able to...