| 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...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:15 AM
For its 26th spin around the projector, the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival spreads out among some of the area's best movie-viewing locations, including Trinity College's Cinestudio (the site of most of the screenings), Real Art Ways, Spotlight...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Sept. 13 closing of Connecticut's only minority-owned community development bank, Bridgeport-based The Community's Bank, should never have happened and illustrates excess in discretionary authority by federal and Connecticut bank regulators. The...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:05 PM
July 10, 7:30 p.m., $6-$11, Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford, (203) 967-3660, avontheatre.org; July 5-10, $4.50-$10, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org.
Are bartenders like rock...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
July 19 through 26, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. Hartford, (860) 233-6691, realartways.org
Vampire stories tend to be metaphors for illicit lust — there's all that necking and swapping of fluids, not to mention the way that too...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:42 PM
William G. Wilson was a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, originally a group of men helping each other to overcome their addictions to alcohol together instead of by traditional means at the time, which included lobotomies, shock therapy and...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:55 PM
There's only one Real Art Ways, and although there are lots of odd people around, there's only one Odd Ball, the annual celebration of creativity and weirdness. The spacious gallery morphs into a quasi-psychedelic realm of music, art, dancing and...