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Elm City Whodunit

New Haven mystery novels

Peer into New Haven’s fictional case files with this page-turner, originally published September 19, 2012.

A few years ago, the New Haven Free Public Library distributed a hand-out: “Check Out These…

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Child’s Players

Yale Children's Theatre

In a city full of arts and arts critics, professional or otherwise, one dramatic troupe is aiming their art at a picky audience indeed: kids.

Okay—they’re actually not that picky when it comes to theater, but it still helps if …

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Nativity Scene

Nu Haven Kepelye

It’s tough sharing a birthday with Christmas, but in Nu Haven Kapelye’s case, that was the whole point. The band’s first performance happened on December 25, 1998, in order to give non-observers something fun to do.…

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In Tune

Neighborhood Music School Greater New Haven Concert Band conducted by Rachel Antonucci

Imagine arriving in a foreign land, exhausted from an arduous journey, unaccustomed to the native language and struggling to get a foothold as you begin a new life. How would you acclimate? Where would you go for help?…

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Starring: Elm City

Shia Labeouf and Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Grab some popcorn for this decuple-feature, originally published on July 25, 2012.

New Haven’s had an impressive Hollywood career, as suggested by these ten movies spanning over half a century.…

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Unlikely Story

Pericles by Elm Shakespeare Company

If you stand for a minute or two near the tower at the back of the crowd during one of the Elm Shakespeare Company’s summer performances in Edgerton Park, your ears can make out a quiet barrage of spoken cues …

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The Thinker

Stephen Grossman

There’s change in the air at painter Stephen Grossman’s downtown studio. With his artist-filled building at 39 Church Street slated for conversion to apartments, he’s in the process of packing up his stuff and moving to new digs.…

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Photographic Memories

Paul Duda photographed by Paul Duda

Paul Duda named his dogs for one of his favorite cameras. Currently his chocolate lab Leica II, a frisky successor to Leica I, “makes my life healthier.  He’s the sweetest guy. He doesn’t growl and he loves visitors.”…

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Well-Played

Elizabeth Wilson in The Addams Family

Perhaps you know her as Mrs. Braddock (pictured second), Dustin Hoffman’s concerned mom in the iconic 1967 coming-of-age movie The Graduate.

Or as Roz, the snitch who sat on the toilet seat in the ladies…

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Write This Down

Creation

“Until you’ve seen it, it’s very difficult to put into words,” says Peter Sonski, which seems a playful thing to say about an exhibition titled Illuminating the Word.

But Sonski—the education…

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