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Vocal Locals

Frank Sinatra, Tony Consiglio and Michael Bolton with his band Blackjack

These are the tales of two crooners. One hailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, and picked up a close pal in New Haven along the way to becoming one of the most famous singers of the 20th century. The other is …

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Ring Tones

Yale Memorial Carillon in Harkness Tower

Like something out of The Lord of the Rings, “Harkness Tower” sounds foreboding enough to match the look of its bearer, the craggy Gothic grimace rising 216 feet above High Street south of Elm.…

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True Romance

Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (1781) is among the most influential intellectual works ever written, an all the more staggering achievement given how unapproachable it is. Modern English translations from…

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Shadows of Doubt

The well-being of a Catholic schoolboy is in question. The actions of a priest are under scrutiny. The certainty of an accusing nun is unsettling.

With no clear answers offered by the time the actors…

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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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