In This Issue:
In 2017 a Federal Drug Administration ruling went into effect that prevented triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in personal products ranging from clothing to deodorant, from being used in soaps. The move was a victory for public health experts and environmentalists who had long worri…
Donn Trenner never sought fame. He claims to be uninterested in the spotlight.
This & That
Across the organized religions there are those who are not content that their faith be housed in one part of their life, in one building on one day a week, siloed off from the rest of their world and from what they encounter on a daily basis.
Mark Ojakian, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, was on alert for red shirts at a meeting of the system’s Board of Regents governing body in late June; scanning the room and seeing none, he seemed to relax a bit.
I met Roseann Nygard in the laundry room of our Branford apartment complex about a year ago. I was watching YouTube on my iPhone, waiting for the dryer to finish, when a nigh-five-foot, silver-haired spitfire yanked open the door and bellowed like Doris Day in Calamity Jane: “Hey there! Sorr…
Fundraisers, galas, charity balls and other events where people have been seen around the state.
A monthly look at new books with a Connecticut connection.
Modern anesthetic practice and Dr. Horace Wells’ personal descent into darkness began in Hartford on the same night: Dec. 10, 1844.
Scott Freiman says he loves it when he reveals to people “tidbits” about the Beatles “and I hear that gasp from the audience because I’ve told them something they didn’t know.”
Where & When
As we head into summer’s home stretch, here are outdoor festivals around the state to take you through the dog days and into the Labor Day weekend.
(Update Aug. 8: On Aug. 3 Blue Ox Axe Throwing in Wallingford became the second ax-throwing facility to open in the state. According to their Facebook page, Montana Nights Axe Throwing is currently expecting to open sometime around Aug. 15.)
Boy George and Culture Club on tour, sunset cruises, outdoor Shakespeare and more.
Theater is an ephemeral art, and long after the show is over all you are left with are the memories — and perhaps the original cast recording, the program or the poster.
A chat with the wardrobe supervisor for The Lion King, plus Peter Dinklage as Cyrano and Ed Dixon stars in Georgie.
Eat & Drink
Chris Sheehan, Max Downtown, Hartford
Somehow, despite all I’d heard and read in praise of Goats N’ Roses in Marlborough, I still wasn’t prepared for the experience of eating here.
Porrón & Piña, the new Hartford restaurant from chef Tyler Anderson and his team, is really two — or even three or four — restaurants in one.
There’s a healthy population of restaurant owners who will freely admit that success is sometimes achieved by accident and happenstance. Jay LeBlanc, chef and owner of Knot Norm’s Catering Co. in Norwalk, takes it to a whole different level. “I had no intention of opening a restaurant,” LeBl…
About five years ago Bill Shufelt gave up alcohol. “Nothing super crazy ever happened to me, it was just the right time to stop drinking and it didn’t fit in my personal or professional life,” he says.
Vincent Placeres says the inspiration to open Mofongo was one of those “aha!” moments.