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  • They Might Be Giants Play a Free Show This Saturday at Hartford's Envisionfest

    They Might Be Giants Play a Free Show This Saturday at Hartford's Envisionfest
    They Might Be Giants founding members John Flansburgh and John Linnell are no strangers to our nation's highways. Now in their 50s, they've been on the road for over 30 years, and though they travel by bus — a semi-cozy means of transportation...
  • Grand 1912 Plan Helped Shape Hartford

    Hartford's iQuilt plan, which focuses on the arts and cultural institutions around Bushnell Park, is one of many land-use master plans and studies produced for the city. The most prominent of these plans is arguably the 1912 Carrere and Hastings plan....
  • The McLovins Headline a Global Marijuana March in Hartford's Bushnell Park on May 4

    HempCT, a local grassroots advocacy organization, is planning a Global Marijuana March from 12-8 p.m. on May 4 in Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford, according to their website. According to their mission statement, the HempCT is committed to "ending...
  • UConn's Hartford Site Should Complement Other Plans

    Where in downtown Hartford should the University of Connecticut locate its Greater Hartford campus? All things being equal, a place that enhances other state investments and city plans. UConn officials announced in November that they were planning to...
  • Color Coded

    Stanwyck Cromwell knows colors the way some people know foreign languages. An artist from Bloomfield, Conn., by way of Guyana, Cromwell can speak fluently in golden yellow, lemon, burnt orange, red and plum, and he is positively articulate in all dialects...
  • Some Nights, The City's Just Too Full

    Night 1: My story begins on July 18, when Justin Bieber performed in Hartford, when I interviewed Stephen King on the stage of the Bushnell, when the Riverfest fireworks, postponed because of the rising river, exploded over the city, when a road race...
  • Dining Review: The Lucky Taco Food Truck in Hartford

    Dining Review: The Lucky Taco Food Truck in Hartford
    Lucky Taco Usually found on Elm Street in Hartford, along Bushnell Park, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. luckytacotruck.com. Find them on Twitter (@Lucky_Taco) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/luckytaco). They cater too. For an order, call (860) 987-2122, or...
  • Black-eyed & Bluesfest Returns to Bushnell Park in Hartford on June 7

    Black-eyed & Bluesfest Returns to Bushnell Park in Hartford on June 7
    It's been exactly 14 years since Black-Eyed Sally's, Hartford's go-to BBQ joint, first invited some bluesmen to perform in the park. This year's Fest features four bands — the Rich Badowski Blues Band (also performing at the restaurant at 9 p.m.),...
  • Our Picks: 4 Cool Film Events Near Hartford

    Our Picks: 4 Cool Film Events Near Hartford
    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...
  • The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz Takes Place This Weekend

    The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz Takes Place This Weekend
    Over the years, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz has brought some legendary musicians — McCoy Tyner, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, John Scofield, Ahmad Jamal and many others — to Hartford. This year's festival marks the Hartford return...
  • Revisiting Downtown Hartford's Lost Architectural Treasures

    In 1990, a local Hartford bank reassured city leaders that plans for an office tower at the corner of Main and Asylum streets were real and the 45-story edifice would be built. Just one thing stood in the way: the 78-year-old Hartford-Aetna Building, the...