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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Author Matthew Desmond Awarded Stowe Prize For Social Justice Writing by Susan Dunne

Matthew Desmond has been awarded the 2018 Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice, awarded by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, for his 2016 book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in th…

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'N-Word' Exhibit Takes A Hard Look At The Semantics Of Racism by Susan Dunne

Rhinold Ponder, an African-American artist, has hated “the n-word” his whole life. So it may seem strange that his recent series of artworks – on exhibit at Kehler Liddell Gallery in N…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Gothic, Gloomy Worlds Of Edward Gorey At Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne

The art of Edward Gorey is full of unidentifiable creatures, gloomy adults and children doing who-knows-what, inexplicable shadows, buildings that very well may be haunted. But he was not al…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Finder Of Lost Da Vinci To Tell His Tale At Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne

For three years, starting in 2008, New York art dealer Robert Simon sat on the art world’s most stunning secret. The cat got out of the bag in 2011: A painting Simon and an associate had p…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

African Slave-Trading Center, Frederick Douglass Inspire Black History Exhibits by Susan Dunne

February is Black History Month, and nothing looms larger in black history than the evil specter of slavery. Three exhibits in the state take on this subject. Two were inspired by a notoriou…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Horror Film 'Winchester' Starring Helen Mirren Based On New Haven Heiress by Susan Dunne

In the 19th century, Sarah Winchester was one of the queens of Connecticut’s armaments industry, as the wife of gun-making scion William Winchester of New Haven. But her most enduring lega…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Atheneum Triple-Feature Pays Tribute To Actress-Inventor Hedy Lamarr by Susan Dunne

Movie star Hedy Lamarr was a dream come true. “She represented a dream beyond reality, in terms of what you could look like if you were a woman or what a woman you love could look like if …

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

'Asking For A Friend': Chion Wolf Advice Show Takes A Serious But Fun Approach by Susan Dunne

Chion Wolf has issues. Some are trivial, like not liking the name of someone’s dog. Some are serious, like whether a person should date their cousin. These issues keep popping up. Wolf dea…

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Willimantic Tattoo Artist On 'Ink Master'; 2012 Groton Winner Returns by Susan Dunne

A Willimantic tattoo artist will compete in the new season of the reality show “Ink Master, ” and a Groton tattoo artist who won the show in 2012 will return to mentor a group of new tat…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Era Of 'Kennedy Mystique' On Exhibit At Springfield Museums by Susan Dunne

Fifty-eight years ago, on Jan. 2, 1960, John F. Kennedy announced his intention to run for president of the United States. His campaign, victory and presidency ushered in an era when Kennedy…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Paws That Draw (Or Pups That Paint) Benefit Pet Rescue by Susan Dunne

One recent night in a home in West Hartford, 10 artists got together for a painting party. Cyrus and Shania, two terriers, led the pack with frisky energy. Carlin, a pug, contributed his own…

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Book Profiles History Of 'Wicked Hartford' by Susan Dunne

There are many ways to define “wicked.” Red-light districts, drug dens, chalk outlines on the street, dark corners where knives are drawn or bribes are exchanged for favors. Steve Thornt…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dick Allen, a Connecticut Poet Laureate, Dies At 78 by Susan Dunne

Dick Allen of Trumbull, a poet, essayist and educator who was poet laureate of Connecticut from 2010 to 2015, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on Christmas, his daughter announced…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Family-Friendly First Night Hartford Expands Adult Options by Susan Dunne

First Night, Hartford’s annual New Year’s Eve party that takes place in about a dozen downtown locations, is a reliable attraction for parents with children looking for wholesome holiday…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Carol Sing At UConn Hartford Campus by Susan Dunne

Late Tuesday afternoon, a little bit of Old Hartford will be revived downtown, with a carol sing on the majestic steps of the UConn Hartford campus on Prospect Street. For years in the 1960s…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

International Creche Exhibit Embraces 'Peace On Earth' by Susan Dunne

There are many ways to tell a story. The way it’s told depends on who is telling it. At this time of year, the story on everyone’s mind is the first Christmas. Each December, Knights of …

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Syllable: A Monthly Night Of Words And Music At Little River Restoratives by Susan Dunne

Marshall Mallicoat, like Wallace Stevens, works at an insurance company in Hartford by day and writes poetry in his spare time. On a recent Sunday evening, he reads some of his poems to an e…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

HSO Adds Second ‘Harry Potter’ Film To Live Performance Series by Susan Dunne

Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s three-concert screenings of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was so successful that the HSO will present the sequel, “Harry Potter and the Cham…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

A ‘Twinless Twin’ Tribute Among Hundreds Of Open Studio Hartford Artworks by Susan Dunne

Katherine Emely Gomez was born eight minutes after her sister Emely, and they grew up as close as identical twins tend to be. Then, at age 23, Emely Gomez died during an epileptic seizure. K…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

'Dodgers' Author Bill Beverly Wins Mark Twain American Voice Award by Susan Dunne

Bill Beverly is the winner of the 2017 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, in honor of his 2016 novel "Dodgers," the Mark Twain House & Museum announced Thursday. Beverly will rec…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dystopian 'Beasts Made Of Night' By New Haven Author A Metaphor For Racial Injustice by Susan Dunne

"Beasts Made of Night" is set in a dystopian, sci-fi world where aristocrats hire poor youths to cleanse their souls by "eating" their sins. Those sins show up on the sin-eaters' skin in the…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

An Intimate (And Spontaneous) Night With Anderson Cooper And Andy Cohen At The Oakdale by Susan Dunne

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are bringing their long-running tour, AC2, to the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford on Nov. 4. The uninitiated might ask: What do they do on the stage? AC2…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Nine Neighborhood Murals Chosen For Hartford Paint The City by Susan Dunne

Nine artists have been chosen to paint murals in nine locations throughout Hartford as part of the municipal Hartford Paint the City project. The selections, the result of a public vote, are…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HSO To Play Live Score During Giant 'Harry Potter' Film Screening by Susan Dunne

At one point in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Harry, Hermione and Ron battle a troll in the Hogwarts restroom. In the film, John Williams' music, heavy on the low brass, scores th…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sandy Hook Author Sets Timeless 'Dangerous Liaisons' In 1947 Harlem by Susan Dunne

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' "Dangerous Liaisons" was published in 1782 and was set among the French aristocracy in its dying days, just before the Revolution. It told the story of the Vicomt…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wesleyan Music Professor Tyshawn Sorey Awarded 'Genius Grant' by Susan Dunne

Tyshawn Sorey, a composer, experimental musician and music professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, popularly referred to as a "genius g…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bridgeport Lawyer Turns Screenwriter To Tell Compelling Story Of 'Marshall' by Susan Dunne

Years before Thurgood Marshall persuaded the United States Supreme Court to outlaw school segregation, years before he became a member of the Supreme Court himself, he founded the NAACP's Le…

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All Things Ink: Tommy's Tattoo Convention Returns For 6th Year by Susan Dunne

The 6th annual Tommy's Tattoo Convention, a gathering of tattoo artists, people who want tattoos, live music, performances, standup comics and other attractions, runs Oct. 13 to 15 at the Co…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hartford Residents Asked To Choose 'Paint The City' Murals by Susan Dunne

Hartford residents are being asked to help Hartford Decide$ choose which murals should be painted in 14 different Neighborhood Revitalization Zones in the city. Municipal capital improvement…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Atheneum Exhibit Honors Objets D'art Collection Of J.P. Morgan by Susan Dunne

J. Pierpont Morgan had a fascination — some might say obsession — with the past, an eye for beautiful things and a yen to travel. Most important, he had loads of cash. In the last two de…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'Underground Railroad' Author Colson Whitehead To Speak At Goodwin by Susan Dunne

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of Alex Haley's miniseries "Roots," Goodwin College will host a conference, "Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances," on Oct. 6 from 8…

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