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Frame of Mind

Visiting an art museum usually means strolling past hundreds of works. Lingering before the ones that capture your interest, you might…

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Real to Reel

The 16-millimeter movie cameras are tricky to use. …

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Free Speech Zone

Mo Green, Denver Sproul, Ish Gupta, Cliff Mula, Brooke Louellen, Mega Harrison, Alex Tomaselli and Young Southpaw at Bat Soup

Under pink and blue lights on a rainy Thursday, The State House hosted a standup comedy marathon featuring a dozen acts. …

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More Power

If you’ve ever consumed a Doonesbury comic, a John Mellencamp album, a Bret Easton Ellis novel, an East Rock Brewing Company beer or a New Haven Pecha Kucha night, chances are you’ve…

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Adaptive Evolution

It was lunchtime during the Arts & Ideas Festival, and people had gathered in clusters on the New Haven Green to be stirred up by familiar Motown and dance funk hits. The music was the breezily familiar stuff on the …

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Group Text

Until recently, the word “book” usually meant “codex”—a text made up of pages sewn or glued together on one edge—as opposed to a scroll, for example, or a tablet of stone or clay. …

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Truth Be Told

A woman in need of subsidized housing is unfairly turned away for a second time. A homeless man meets someone willing to do more than just hand him some food. A…

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Wholly Poli

Sylvester Z. Poli

Vaudeville theater magnate Sylvester Z. Poli had, by the time of his official retirement in 1928, opened over 20 theaters from Worcester, MA, to Washington, DC. But…

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Holy Poli

Poli's Wonderland Theatre in 1895

When Poli’s New Theatre opened on Church Street in November of 1905, it was touted as the best-appointed vaudeville theater in New England. …

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Master Strokes

Step into the exhibition Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies, on view at the Yale Center for British Art through August 11, and you’ll know you’re in the presence of a master. …

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