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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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One for All

Janna Wagner

Janna Wagner liked to visit New Haven when she was in her mid-20s. …

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Fast-Forwarding

Ron Davis is in what he calls the video conversion business, which means he’s really in the memory-saving business. …

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Lines of Fire

Rob Demery, Laura Heisler, Billy Eugene Jones, and Ian Bedford in the world premiere of GOOD FAITH by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, Yale Repertory Theatre, 2019. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department unfolded last week on a bare stage at the Yale Rep, just minutes from the firehouses where…

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Toy Division

Diane Petra next to a Toy Closet

When children are seen by the Yale New Haven Health system, the last thing they do after all the tests and treatments is pick out a toy. …

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Door Frame

Yale's Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall

New Haven has better reason than most to think about its doors. …

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