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The Iceland Diaries, Part Four

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I had hitchhiked out there with Jane. We had started in Reykjavik, looking for work, but we were... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part One

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For the next few blogs, I’ll be writing about Iceland, which is, to me, the most fascinating country... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Seven

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Iceland, when I was there, had no trees. None. A naked land. I was told that the reason... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Six

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Learning Icelandic was not anything like my French or Latin classes at school. There was no text, no... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Three

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Returning after so long, I found that life on the farm had changed dramatically and yet it is... Read More »

The Intellectual Landscape

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Tula Telfair is a New York artist who teaches painting at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and exhibits her... Read More »

The Interstate-95 Triennial

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Any juried group exhibition is bound to be something of an eclectic grab bag. That’s just the nature... Read More »

The Liberation of Color

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In his classic A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas remembers “a painting book in which I could... Read More »

The Magic of the Magic People

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I am working on a new book, which will hopefully be published this spring. In Love with New... Read More »

The Making of a Wine List

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Do you feel as though your life has a soundtrack? How many times has a song popped into... Read More »

The Making of a Yankee Cover

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It all begins with a lineup: a roll call of story ideas that we “line up” for each... Read More »

The Metropolitan Opera in the Pines

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I went to the opera on Saturday afternoon. The Met. Verdi’s Aida. Around noon, I put on a... Read More »

The Mystery of Marriage

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This summer, I was set to attend five weddings and the last of them was last weekend. Lori... Read More »

The North Pole Comes to Salem

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The North Pole is melting. Whether you embrace the scientific consensus that global warming is a man-made phenomenon... Read More »

The Old Volumes of Yankee Magazine

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In a small room on the second floor of Yankee are bookshelves lined with the old-timers—the bound volumes... Read More »

The Pleasures of Mid-Week Skiing and Riding

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I work Monday through Friday at a desk job. In fact, I have had my behind in a... Read More »

The Quebe Sisters

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The performance begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00 PM. $20 Advance Tickets, $25 day... Read More »

The Return of Rackstraw Downes

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The Maine art community, myself included, never really appreciated painter Rackstraw Downes when he was a seasonal resident... Read More »

The Rise and Fall of Eddie Perez

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The Rise and Fall of Eddie Perez Hartford’s Mayor on the Hot Seat I don’t know Eddie Perez,... Read More »

The Rise and Fall of October

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All this talk about the stock market and its fickle fortunes reminded me of this column I wrote... Read More »

The Shad Shack Lives!

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the woman who wrote to me to tell me of... Read More »

The Shelburne Pops a Wheelie

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Back in 1998, entrepreneurial museum director Thomas Krens created something of an art world sensation when he filled... Read More »

The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938

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For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to... Read More »

The Strange Beauty of Linden Frederick’s Maine

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In the 20th century, skillful, exacting imitation of appearances tended to fall from artistic grace as photography displaced... Read More »

The Streets of Hartford

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Ever wondered how Hartford streets got their names? Patrick Haggerty will lead this fascinating tour highlighting Cedar Hill... Read More »

The Sweet Smell of March

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I went off on a bit of a chase for spring on Friday, without really knowing that was... Read More »

The Up Side to Recession

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Recently I brought some pants in to Jane’s in Stitches, a tiny nook of a place on a... Read More »



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