| May 30, 2011
| 12:08 AM
Let’s just say that crowds weren’t a problem this year at B.O.M.B. Fest.
Actually, from a certain perspective, that was the problem.
About 8,000 people paid to attend (an average of 4,000 per day, with another 500 total comped in) the two-...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:52 AM
Nancy Ackerman knows her crusts. As the owner and baking genius of 4 & Twenty Blackbirds, she elevates the first layer of each dessert to something sublime, starting with crushed graham crackers at the base of the cranberry orange cheesecake and key...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 1:45 PM
Connecticut “has given the world more artists of ability than any other state,” or so proclaimed Henry W. French in his 1879 tome Art and Artists in Connecticut. That may or may not be true, but it does suggest another proclamation at this...
| Oct 22, 2010
Just as you can master a foreign language like Chinese, you can learn the language of interior design, says New York interior designer Alexa Hampton.
"In fact, when you look at a room, you're reading it," she says. "It's a vocabulary that you can learn."...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 12:05 AM
"It's all in the mix" was the refrain last weekend at the Interior Inspirations show in Old Lyme, a fund-raiser for the Child & Family Agency of Southeasatern Connecticut.
"The matchy-matchy thing is over," declared New York designer Larry Laslo. He...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:42 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis.
ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Think about your favorite -ism. Do you know where it came from? Starting this week, the Florence Griswold Museum is shining a light on the many art world -isms, their traits and origins. Great examples of such styles as Impressionism, Luminism, Realism...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Cardinal Edward Egan has had time to think it over and he's not sorry about that outbreak of child sex abuse at the Archdiocese of Bridgeport. Speaking to Connecticut Magazine, Egan, who was bishop of the archdiocese from 1988 to 2000, looked back on...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In June, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is hosting a PopArtsBall. To get ready for all that entails, College President Debra Petke will speak about Andy Warhol this week. An art historian and former Executive Director of the Mark Twain House & Museum,...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
This Saturday is your one chance of the year to experience the Florence Griswold Museum for free. The Museum opens its doors to all on its ninth annual community day on Sat., May 5. Guests can walk around the grounds, participate in activities, visit...
| May 9, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Skip the breakfast in bed routine this year and take Mom or Grandma out for a meal. The Bee & Thistle Inn (100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, 860-434-1667, beeandthistleinn.com) is has seatings on Mother's Day at 11:30 a.m., Noon, 2 & 2:30 p.m. See their website for...