| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Before the afternoon ended, a parent had stormed into the Hartford Public High School main office with a Bible, pointing out sections that condemn homosexuality as a sin.
A couple of others had taken their teenage children out of school early. Adam...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:54 PM
Comparisons among colleges' tailgating policies are difficult, but Yale's rules appear more lenient than the rules of at least five other New England colleges.
Yale permits beer kegs and rental trucks full of party supplies into tailgating areas, while...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Poster Boy, the adopted name of a group of underground Brooklyn, N.Y. artists who repurpose advertisements into satirical street-art collages, is a misnomer on a couple of levels.
First, the obvious: Poster Boy is a collective, not an individual, with...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 11:42 AM
In case you missed it and have some free time this afternoon/evening:
Independent filmmaker and author John Sayles (Matewan, Eight Men Out, Sunshine State) will personally introduce a screening of his new movie Amigo this afternoon at 5:30 p.m....
| Nov 9, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Through Jan. 28, 2012. Artspace, 50 Orange St. (203) 772-2709, artspacenh.org.
Do you curl up with a book or a nook, kindle or iPad? Where do you turn for news and entertainment? Where do you go to learn?
Our browse-at-will, on-...
| May 25, 2011
| 1:27 PM
When Shawn Smith was young, he dreamed of entering the priesthood. It was in his genes. He had priests for uncles, nuns for aunts and dedicated parishioners for parents. He believed in the holiness of the Eucharist — its power to mysteriously...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:30 AM
A lot of folks out there who think they'd be great directors, if given the chance. But right here in Hartford, a number of students are honing the craft, studying and mastering the techniques, equipment and narrative trajectories one needs to become the...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:55 AM
"Fraulein Maria," Doug Elkins & Friend's terrific dance-theater piece which was developed at Trinity College in Hartford and played Hartford Stage in 2011, is being "retired," giving its final performances Aug. 22 to 26 sat Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
1) Elizabeth Park
Hartford has acres of history. We got your Mark Twain, your Harriet Beecher Stowe, your Wallace Stevens, your Samuel Colt, your Thomas Hooker. Major-league cultural shapers all. A somewhat lesser-known light is Frederick Law Olmsted,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:27 AM
Several years ago, Trinity College music professor Eric Galm was looking for ways to bridge his scholarly interests in Brazilian music and his students’ research with Hartford musical happenings.
“It really started with a student samba...
| Apr 19, 2008
By James Ralph
America, according to Barack Obama, has been "stuck" in a "racial stalemate" for many years. In his recent speech on race relations, the U.S. senator from Illinois noted the palpable anger among blacks over the obstacles they have faced...
| Jan 24, 2010
Concerning E.M. Forster
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 192 pp., $24
E.M. Forster's "Aspects of the Novel" is required reading for students of the genre. Originally delivered in 1927 as the Clark Lectures at Trinity College in Cambridge, the...