| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years.
>>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian.
Oh, and a slew of failed relationships.
Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The oddest thing about the hit Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" is that its popularity -- according to many media watchers and even to some extent Netflix itself -- seems inextricably tied up with the way it gets viewed, rather than whether it'...
| Feb 16, 2014
In October 1868, the 32-year-old newspaper writer Samuel L. Clemens traveled to Hartford, where a firm was publishing his first full-length book, "The Innocents Abroad: The New Pilgrim's Progress," a fat, hilarious, lyrical travel narrative.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:45 AM
A home with spectacular views from every room, nature-inspired design and a private, picture-perfect setting can be found at 333 Montevideo Road in Avon. This house, which sits atop Talcott Mountain, is truly one-of-a-kind.
The estate, which includes...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Writer and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, invented more than tall tales and novels.
In 1871, Clemens moved his family to Hartford, a city he loved. The family rented a house in the heart of Nook Farm, a...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there wasn't a bigger star on the stage than William Gillette.
Today the Hartford native is primarily known for writing one of the many stage adaptations of "Sherlock Holmes" and for his great 1919 stone castle...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Somewhere, sometime, someone must have written a doctoral dissertation about the role of young girls as destructive forces in 20th-century American drama. Just consider sociopathic Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed," Abigail Williams and her cohorts in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The films of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda are a tough sell. At their worst — which would be “Maborosi” (1995), his first feature — they can be crushingly dull. At their best — like, say, “Nobody Knows”...
| Jan 24, 2014
As the impact of the Internet and digital technology continues to treat publishing like an Etch-a-Sketch, seemingly redrawing its rules and parameters every other week, it's hard to know who is "winning" and who is "losing."
According to Colin Robinson,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford, helps Hartford Stage celebrate its 50th anniversary season with an exhibit “Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage,” from Tuesday, Jan. 21, until Wednesday, March 5.