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Posts tagged ‘Hartford’

26
Nov

Hartford, Connecticut With Kids

Navigating and figuring out how to entertain kids in a city is always a challenge.  Harford, Connecticut has five great places to take kids:

  • The Connecticut Science Center
  • Mark Twain House and Museum
  • The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
  • Bushnell Performing Arts Center
  • XL Center Read more »
13
Sep

Fleeing Hartford, Connecticut

Last year the Wall Street Journal ran an article about dying cities in the United States and Hartford, Connecticut was one of the cities included on the list.  Once known as the “insurance capital of the world,” Hartford had fallen victim to flight:  loss of industries and the vital population that keeps a city thriving. Read more »
23
Jul

Franzen and Irving: Rock Stars of the Literary World

Several months ago, Jonathan Franzen and John Irving appeared together at a book club forum in Hartford, Connecticut.  I was giddy with excitement at the prospect of seeing two of my favorite authors in a panel discussion.  This wasn’t a book store appearance but a chance to hear two very talented authors speak about writing and their thoughts on literature. My husband compared my enthusiasm to the anticipation most people feel before an upcoming rock concert. Point well taken but Franzen and Irving are rock stars in the oft ignored literary world. Read more »