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All Together Now

The sounds of a small orchestra drift down from an open window above one of the parking lots at Erector Square. It’s Friday afternoon, and already the light is fading. But upstairs at Music Haven, the fun is just getting …

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Worlds Away

The name of the game is disconcerting: I Expect You to Die. But that’s exactly what happens. …

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Word Processing

Aristotle, in his Poetics (ca. 330 B.C.), claimed that a poet’s function is not “to relate what has happened, but what may happen…” In his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802), William Wordsworth wrote…

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History in the Making

Home movies are made for home. Most of us would never think to show ours in public. But the silent flickering of family weddings, birthdays, vacations, baseball games and parades on the screen at the New Haven Museum last Saturday …

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Love Story

An “old-fashioned love song” is what the audience is promised at the beginning of On the Grounds of Belonging, currently onstage at Long Wharf Theatre. That promise will be fulfilled. …

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Diplomatic Mission

From the outside, 1764 Litchfield Turnpike looks like an ordinary office building. …

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Artists in Residence

Not much is known about the life of Grace T. Ely. …

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22 Years Young

When Artspace first launched City-Wide Open Studios 22 years ago, organizers had no idea whether it would stick, executive director Helen Kauder says. …

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Critical Condition

Writer, painter, educator, philosopher, keen observer of clouds and leaves and rocks. The 19th-century Englishman John Ruskin was many things, but he’s most remembered for his work as an art critic, for which Yale art history professor Tim Barringer has …

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Listening Device

When’s the last time someone read you a story? …

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