| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For Connecticut jazz lovers 2014 brings us the summer of our content thanks to annual festivals presenting an array of premier performers ranging from the sensational, young vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to the brilliant, groundbreaking violinist Regina...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
A wide range of exhibits will be on view this summer at Connecticut museums. The New Britain Museum of American Art will burst with energy, with a salon show of contemporary artists and an art-glass exhibit. The Lyman Allyn will focus on mystery, with...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:45 AM
A highly regarded fellow musician once advised cellist Erik Friedlander to always keep the audience guessing. Friedlander's listeners have grown accustomed his eclectic stylistic zigs and zags, so much so that the only way Friedlander could really...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Three playwrights -- including one Yale School of Drama grad -- will receive one of the most lucrative prizes in their field Tuesday at Yale when they receive the inaugural Donald Windham — Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, which include $150,000...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Red Grooms is the kind of artist you'd like to drink a beer with and, thanks to "Larger Than Life," a lively new exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, you can do just that. Figuratively speaking, of course. Indeed, as you walk into the gallery...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Aug 7, 2008
Skull and Bones is probably the most conspicuously wealthy secret society in the world. It purportedly owns an island, controls several million dollars amassed through alumni donations and operates out of a creepy, tomb-like New Haven building in a spot...
| May 31, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Open access is one of the holy gifts of the internet, a boon to scholars and procrastinators alike, though the two aren't mutually exclusive by any means. Yale recently announced it made its “vast cultural resources” available through a...
| Apr 20, 2012
“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” —Claude Monet
Monet’s Garden, an exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden from May 19 through October 21, 2012, will examine the life and work of the Impressionist master by...