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In the Loop

There’s no question we now live in a digital age. But how is it changing us, and to what extent can we control those changes? “Without being fully aware of it, we may even be slowly evolving into a different …

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Going the Distance

“Dad, I didn’t imagine it like this—so lonely,” says 16-year-old Nadir, a refugee from Syria, in an installment of Welcome to the New World, a cartoon strip series published in 2017 by The New York Times. His words …

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Where There’s a Will

From their fifth-floor offices on James Street, the staff of United Way of Greater New Haven can see much of the city…

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Hole Food

Ask a New Havener where to get a good bagel in town, and you might well be told, “Nowhere!” Unlike pizza—perhaps the only food New Haven diners are pickier about—bagels aren’t yet a point of pride in the city’s cuisine.…

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Point of View

There’s something to be said for repetition. …

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Native Soil

If you read the writing on the wall, you can’t enter Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art at the Yale University Art Gallery without confronting a central issue…

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Smoke Signals

The air is spiced with smoke inside The Owl Shop on College Street, where patrons are puffing on their favorite cigars. It’s a vestige of an earlier New Haven, where…

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’Front Line

Connecticut has its fair share of rail trails—converted train beds for hiking and biking. Trolley trails are less common, but that’s just what you get with Branford’s Trolley Trail, a…

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Joint Venture

In the years following World War II, greater New Haven welcomed a surge of newcomers from Puerto Rico. They were the first large group of Latinos to settle here, and many took up work on farms in the surrounding towns. …

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Accounts Received

The date was May 2, 1979, and Renée Hartman was telling her story. …

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