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Head Rap

Ceschi

In 4th-century Greece, Demosthenes famously trained himself into a great orator by speaking with a mouth full of stones. In 21st-century New Haven, Julio Francisco “Ceschi” Ramos remembers teaching himself how to rap with an old retainer. …

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Brut Force

Hulking structures, recessed windows, abrasive raw concrete. These are the hallmarks of some of New Haven’s most striking buildings—enormous, bare creations that inspire gut reactions, often of distaste…

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Warm and Fuzzy

Hot Spiced Wine at Cave à Vin, New Haven, CT

It isn’t officially winter yet, but it should still feel more like winter than it does. Even Saturday’s snowfall was followed by a melty, muggy day.

Fortunately, local watering holes have proceeded on schedule…

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Hawaiian Punch

Pokemoto, New Haven CT

The recipe for Thomas Nguyen and Gladys Longwa’s friendship was a simple one: “We ate a lot,” Longwa says. …

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False and True

Rachel Hellerich creates extra-dimensional paintings. You’d be forgiven for not knowing exactly what that means, because, until you see her work—especially in person—it sounds unimaginable. …

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King of Jacks

The Patch Master, all dressed in black and orange, lives in a basement apartment in West Haven. The blinds are drawn and the lights glow orange. Organ music plays, candles flicker. A small table is set with rows of shining …

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Oh the Humanity

Enrico Colantoni (foreground) and the cast of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, new translation by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2017.

Fake news. Groupthink. Entrenched party politics. Distrust in science. The bitter struggle between elites and everymen. …

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Manners’ Best Friend

Ralph

A few weekends ago, Bo, Cleo and Ralph went on an adventure. …

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Collector’s Editions

Within a single room in SCSU’s Buley Library, the skyline of a city unfolds, a tree grows to full height and a jewel-toned quilt weaves together on a whim. …

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East-Northeast

Taste of China, New Haven, CT

When I ask restaurateur Hu Ping Dolph about the origins of Taste of China, she says, “It’s a long story,” and then revises: “It’s a love story.” …

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