Archive by Author

Face to Face

Melissa Linden at Angela Maione Beauty

Before Angela Maione begins tattooing, before the pigment is even mixed, she needs to finish her geometry. Calipers and string come out, angles are checked and double-checked, arcs are drawn with a wax pencil to see how they look. …

Read More 0 Comments

Welcome to the Club

A small sign directs you off the main road, between two faceless industrial buildings, down a snaking drive to a parking lot where a broken-down camper van holds court. A second sign points…

Read More 0 Comments

Unburied Treasure

Unknown artist (Dutch School), The Paston Treasure, ca. 1663, oil on canvas, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK, courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service

The Paston Treasure, the enormous centerpiece of the Yale Center for British Art’s new exhibition The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World, is bursting at the seams…

Read More 0 Comments

Dinner is Served

Olea - New Haven, CT

When Ibiza, the popular high-end Spanish restaurant on High Street, closed up shop a few years back, its head chef Manuel Romero saw an opportunity to start fresh in the same space. …

Read More 0 Comments

Head Rap


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. …

Read More 0 Comments

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…

Read More 0 Comments

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…

Read More 0 Comments

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. …

Read More 0 Comments

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. …

Read More 0 Comments

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 …

Read More 0 Comments