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New to the Game

Clue, Monopoly, Mousetrap, Sorry!. Whatever you played as a kid, board games feel intrinsic to childhood. But a new exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art reminds us this wasn’t always the case. …

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Local Reel Estate

Fans of Best Video Film and Cultural Center in Hamden know just where to go in the maze of shelves to find the latest Top Hits or the Best of the Best. But even they…

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Country Home

Miller, Mississippi begins with a ghost story. …

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For a Song (or Two)

You have to be brave to get up in front of a crowd and sing, but every week ordinary New Haveners do just that…

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Place Yourself

The cover of Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places makes an argument right up front: that Connecticut’s architecture is more than just Colonial homesteads and picturesque lighthouses. …

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Behind the Music

K. H. Chapin Fine Violins

Kevin Chapin makes his living shaping slabs of spruce and maple into beautiful forms. But Chapin isn’t a sculptor, exactly; he’s a luthier…

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Moving Forward

Sunlight is streaming across the hardwood floor of an activity room at Trinity Episcopal Church on the Branford Green. Laura Richling drags a few tables out of the way. Her dance class…

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Truth in Fiction

Conscience by Alice Mattison

The arc of a novel is the thing that compels the reader to keep reading and resolves (or doesn’t) at the end. The arc of New Havener Alice Mattison’s new novel, Conscience, tells you something about…

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Performance Artist

Tim Palmieri plays his guitar at New Haven’s BAR on semi-regular Wednesday nights. He’s played in the same spot for 13 years. He pointed from the table where he was nursing a pre-show beer. “I met my now ex-wife in …

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Forget Them Not

Some names are universally recognized. Who hasn’t heard of Helen Keller, Walt Whitman, Christopher Columbus or Thomas Edison? Others are of more dubious fame…

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