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Making a ’List

It’s that time of year when carolers sing and jingle bells ring and it’s impossible to shop without hearing holiday tunes both great and grating. So we asked five New Haven conductors to help us create a holiday playlist…

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Getting to Work

They come down Orange Street in ones and twos and threes. They wear athletic jackets and long, flapping coats. They carry backpacks and panniers. …

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Melodies and Movements

Change yourself to change the world…

Composer Byron Au Yong led a group of 18 local activists in this simple, repeated, four-note song. The sanctuary of…

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Bits and Pieces

One of the most valuable collections at the New Haven Museum’s Whitney Library isn’t a set of rare manuscripts or first editions. …

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Water Way

If you know the Mill River, you probably know it best from…

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Roll Call

No one has ever logged a perfect game of duckpin bowling, Sandi Thomas tells me. …

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A Fine Pairing

For Joan Fitzsimmons, it began with a shirt box—the shallow, rectangular kind you might get from a department store. Only this one was full of food. …

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Eminent Domain (pt. 2)

From colonial rebel to 20th-century documentarian, some of the most notable yet little-noted women in New Haven history are interred at Grove Street Cemetery. …

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Eminent Domain (pt. 1)

Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, Roger Sherman, James Hillhouse. Even in death, the men seem to get all the attention. But the New Haven Museum and Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery…

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Funny Business

The “screwball comedies” of the 1930s and ’40s threw audiences a curve. …

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