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…
Chris Sheehan, Max Downtown, Hartford
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.
Donn Trenner never sought fame. He claims to be uninterested in the spotlight.
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…
There were no expectations and no distant plans as Anne Worcester embarked on a new job in 1998.
Modern anesthetic practice and Dr. Horace Wells’ personal descent into darkness began in Hartford on the same night: Dec. 10, 1844.
(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.)
Few, if any, have combined comedy and political commentary as successfully as Bill Maher. Our current president once sued Maher for $5 million over a joke inferring Donald Trump was the spawn of an orangutan. Can’t mix comedy and politics much better than that.
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.
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.
A chat with the wardrobe supervisor for The Lion King, plus Peter Dinklage as Cyrano and Ed Dixon stars in Georgie.
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…
Fundraisers, galas, charity balls and other events where people have been seen around the state.
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 monthly look at new books with a Connecticut connection.
Vincent Placeres says the inspiration to open Mofongo was one of those “aha!” moments.
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.”