| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Dan Pope had every intention of becoming a lawyer. The West Hartford native graduated law school, passed the bar and began practicing the trade. There was only one problem: he always knew, deep inside, he was a writer. Not just a weekend hobbyist but a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Saundra Kee Borges, the city's corporation counsel, has been named chief operating officer.
Kee Borges, 53, replaces David Panagore, who announced he would resign the post in August and left in mid-September. She had been serving as interim chief...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:45 AM
The EROS Film Festival, a student-run stepchild of the Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, returns to the accommodating confines of Trinity College's Cinestudio this month with eight LGBT films. The offerings are as multicultural as they are open-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Hartford’s downtown hasn’t had a movie theater in something like three decades, but that’s finally about to change.
The Spotlight Theatre that will open Nov. 16th will also be the very first operational tenant for the embarrassingly...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Shake Shack has gone Shack-ademic, opening its very first location next to a university — 986 Chapel St., kitty-corner to Yale’s Old Campus. Shake Shack’s Angus beef is 100 percent natural, vegetarian fed and humanely raised without...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Trinity College plans to tame its wild Animal Houses by reining in fraternities and sororities rather than performing a Greekectomy. That's a reasonable compromise. Here's hoping it works and the liberal arts college in Hartford doesn't have to go to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you haven't been to an outdoor music event in Connecticut so far this summer, you have no one to blame but yourself. They are everywhere; they are varied to suit nearly every taste, and there's hardly anything more pleasant than music alfresco on a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:45 AM
You can watch free movies at home, on your television, all day long (depending what cable package you have, which is not really "free" after all). But head to Trinity College's Cinestudio and watch some classic Chaplin (pictured) with other folks; on...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors.
So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Active participation in an unpleasant event can be an effective way to learn. Some youth church groups, for example, conduct a voluntary exercise called the 30 Hour Famine. By going hungry for a time, they learn more viscerally about hunger than they...