| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As a traveling food writer who files stories via email, I can live anywhere I want. I have flirted with the high-desert vistas of New Mexico, the gracious hills of Virginia, the wide-open spaces of the heartland, and the awesome remote purity of Idaho....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Ellicott City has ghosts and antiques and Shakespeare in the ruins and old timey toys and a railroad museum and good restaurants -- pretty much everything you'd want from a charming Main Street.
This week, Ellicott City is competing with other small...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Of the two major-party nominating conventions starting Friday, the two-day Republican conclave at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville will be by far the more interesting and more likely to leave blood on the floor.
It will feature, of course, a spirited multi-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school boys cross country team package:
Omar Abdelsame, Plainville, Jr.
Russell Adam, Cheshire, Jr.
Christopher Ahlquist, Hall-West Hartford, Sr.
Patrick Begley, Suffield, Sr.
Matt Chisholm, Farmington, Sr.
| Oct 17, 2013
It's not as if Stephen Schwartz was just hanging out at his Ridgefield home this fall.
The composer's "to do" list was staggering: Working on lyrics to a new Bollywood animated movie musical, jetting around the world from Toledo to New Zealand to...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Folks over at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach are having a metallic Monday. A pair of shows announced today both feature two legendarily loud acts. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will blast Aug. 5 while Kiss and Def Leppard will strut...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Decadent, creative and full of variety, Connecticut's Chocolate Trail is not to be missed. A concept created by the state's tourism department three years ago, this tasty trail offers visitors a unique way to see the state, sample tasty concoctions and...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving.
Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Newtown school-shooting tragedy continues to inspire musicians and artists to band together and raise money to help those affected by that horrific event. Such concerts are about restoring community and building hope during shattered times. There have...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:04 AM
State Open: Team, Ridgefield; Individual, Brianna Lenehan, Norwich Free Academy
Class LL: Ridgefield; Brianna Lenehan, Norwich Free Academy
Class L: Wilton; Cate Allen, Fairfield Warde
Class MM: Avon; Gabrielle Richichi, New Fairfield