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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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Roll-in’ on the River

Lobster Roll at the Lobster Shack

In summer, the search for a great leisure-time lobster roll becomes a serious business. The classic seaside sandwich is a point of obsession for some, but for Arlene and Nick Crismale, it’s something more: a way of life. …

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Saw and Flame

Urban Wood & Steel

When Mike Copela was starting his own eatery, he noticed a lack of taste.

Not in the food, but in the furniture—specifically, the furniture restaurant suppliers were trying to sell him. …

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Mountain ’Due

Temperatures have risen, but there’s a place on Whitney Avenue that recalls the heart of winter—not in New Haven, but in the Swiss Alps. …

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Rhode Trip

You can make reservations, firm up dinner plans and pack as much sunscreen as you want, but there’s no controlling the weather. …

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Body of Water

Driving along Whitney Avenue on a clear morning, you might see a mysterious flash off to the west, just over the Hamden border. …

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Sweet Dream

Chocolates at Chip in a Bottle

Darrell Nurse opened his Westville confectionary, Chip in a Bottle, last November, right down the street from a dentist’s office. Over the course of the last few months, more and more dental employees have been …

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