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Movie-ing Up

In a corner room on the second floor of his house, Ed Gendron was getting ready for a busy November…

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History in the Making

Home movies are made for home. Most of us would never think to show ours in public. But the silent flickering of family weddings, birthdays, vacations, baseball games and parades on the screen at the New Haven Museum last Saturday …

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Inexpensive Taste

Inside the Thrift Shop at Yale New Haven Hospital, a customer emerges from the dressing room wearing a jacket and skirt of matching white leather. …

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Turn of the Sentry

The sculpture garden behind the Yale University Art Gallery is an urban sanctuary, offering a nice, quiet place to sit during the day. It’s also…

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Making a Run

Faxon Law New Haven Road Race

The Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, which commences at 8:30 a.m. this coming Monday, is unusual among New Haven events insofar as the event comes to many of its spectators. …

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Adaptive Evolution

It was lunchtime during the Arts & Ideas Festival, and people had gathered in clusters on the New Haven Green to be stirred up by familiar Motown and dance funk hits. The music was the breezily familiar stuff on the …

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Wholly Poli

Sylvester Z. Poli

Vaudeville theater magnate Sylvester Z. Poli had, by the time of his official retirement in 1928, opened over 20 theaters from Worcester, MA, to Washington, DC. But…

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Holy Poli

Poli's Wonderland Theatre in 1895

When Poli’s New Theatre opened on Church Street in November of 1905, it was touted as the best-appointed vaudeville theater in New England. …

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Sound Mind

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, and Chris Della Ragione has been lowering the needle over jazz and reggae records…

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Full of Surprises

The owners of Sherkaan, the new Indian restaurant located up the path between the Yale Bookstore and the Apple Store, want you to walk in and feel as if you’ve been transported to India. …

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