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Looks Alive

You could say the south room of the Eli Whitney barn, located across the street from the famous Whitney museum and workshop that owns it, is “lived-in.” Sawdust marks the spots where file, rasp, radial blade, chainsaw, orbital…

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Heavy Meta

Ryan and Lisa with Typewriter_Photo by Lisa Daly and Ian Dunn

A funny thing happened on the way into the Shubert last Thursday.

It was opening night for Seen Change!, A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s original tribute to the 100-year-old playhouse.…

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Hang On

For a professional hanger-upper, Wooster Square resident Mark Williams doesn’t seem to have many hang-ups. His demeanor is markedly relaxed, about as level as the stuff he’s…

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Happy New Year

On Whitney Avenue between Grove and Trumbull this coming Saturday morning, a pair of lions will be on the loose, and unlike usual, feeding them is encouraged. Their favorite snack is…

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Monsters of Design

George Corsillo speaks softly and carries a big stylus.

Kickstarting his “forty-something” years in graphic design, Corsillo’s “first real job” was a doozy: working in…

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Smooth Operator

Ed Tankus

Ed Tankus is known as a “smoothie”—not for his engaging interpersonal style, but rather his musical tastes. His passion for smooth jazz is the foundation of Blue Plate Radio, the Hamden…

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Batman Returns

Puns and punches flying below it, the bat signal shone over a New Haven skyline last night. Granted, it was a skyline made of foam or something, small enough to fit into Yale Cabaret’s subterranean black box…

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Irrepressible

Imagine you’re a (pre-internet) publisher, but your ideas are too heretical or your approach is too independent, so you’re barred access to decent paper, a printing press or even a photocopier. You’re a poet or a musician, but you’re not …

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Sounds of Silents

The Ten Commandments (1923)

A century ago, saying that there was a silent film screening downtown would be like saying “There’s something on television” today. There were numerous theaters…

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Family Pictures

When Joanne Paone-Gill looks at a butterfly or a bouquet or a beagle or a boat, she sees them in terms of pencil sketches and watercolor paintings and works of stained glass.…

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