How to Respond When the Gay Pride Flag is Removed from City Hall

By , June 29, 2009 10:52 am

Thanks to punkpink is a bandits tip and Queers Without Borders for sharing this video clip. “How to Tell People They Sound Racist” is the basic formula one can follow for telling someone s/he sounds sexist or heterosexist or whatever. For more about how and why the rainbow flag at City Hall was removed before its time, check out the previous blog links.

Sidewalk Scenes: Installment Two

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Riverfest: It’s so 2000 and late

By , June 28, 2009 9:23 am

This year’s Riverfest won’t be held until July 11th. Kind of anticlimactic, dontcha think? They’ve made it up to us, though, by having Asia headline the event.

Yes, that Asia. Continue reading 'Riverfest: It’s so 2000 and late'»

Sidewalk Scenes: Installation One

By , June 24, 2009 7:27 pm

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What Makes Something News?

By , June 23, 2009 10:19 am

Through a West End Civic Association email, I learned about an armed home invasion that seems to never have been reported in any of the local news outlets. Continue reading 'What Makes Something News?'»

Our Charmingly Irregular Quilt

By , June 22, 2009 12:22 pm

iQuilt intends to improve pedestrian routes from Bushnell Park to the Connecticut River, along with connecting cultural sites in Hartford. Continue reading 'Our Charmingly Irregular Quilt'»

Inadequate Fuel

By , June 20, 2009 10:49 am

fuelLast Thursday, as I sat in Real Art Ways watching Fuel, I kept thinking that if this film were an essay, I would have given it a very low score, even though I share the core belief that sustainable energy is good and necessary. Continue reading 'Inadequate Fuel'»

with shovels and rakes and implements of destruction

By , June 11, 2009 10:26 am

There are a number of ways to become more intimate with Hartford. In September, there is a bicycle and walking tour that takes participants for a ten or twenty-five mile loop around the city. There is a historical walking tour focused on downtown. There are even several progressive dinners in the West End which basically give you a tour of the homes in this area.

I’d like to lead people on trash tours.
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Classic Movies at City Steam

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City Steam Brewery will now be showing “classic” movies on Monday nights in the Richardson Room, which is back behind where the pool tables are.

Here is the schedule for the next few weeks:
June 15: The Breakfast Club
June 22: Rear Window
June 29: ET
July 6: Jaws
July 13: National Lampoon’s Vacation
July 20: Stand By Me
July 27: Dirty Dancing

Doors open at 6:30 (though the restaurant is open before that) and films start at 7pm. Admisson is free

Can’t Say There’s Nothing to Do

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By , June 1, 2009 3:18 pm

There will be a carnival in Pope Park from June 3-7th.

Details are posted on random telephone poles and lamp posts around Hartford.

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