The Great Democracy Suggestion Box!
October 4, 2017 • They say: if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. But what if it is? Many of us don’t recognize—in the current state of affairs—the democracy we studied in middle school civics. Our panel of constitutional scholars, pundits and other know-it-alls will consider some fixes, including ones submitted by you!
Who’s Afraid of the Bix Bad Beiderbecke? A Non-Threatening Conversation About Jazz
January 31, 2018 • We always look for an excuse to roll out Watkinson’s beautiful piano. Hartford has an amazing jazz history, and Colin has a lot of jazz musician friends. We’ll have a little onstage jazz party. Talk about what makes jazz jazz. Invite the audience to sing. Teach the audience to scat.
The $12 Potato Chip—And Other Horrors April 4, 2018 • In 2016, a Swedish brewery offered for sale artisanally prepared potato chips. $59 for 5 chips in what looks like a jeweler’s box. They sold out. Crazy, right? But be honest: have you gone to more than one place looking for just the right coffee bean or golden beet or ...something? Meanwhile, behind all this posturing, what do Americans really cook and eat?