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Band Width

“So, who wants to start?” somebody asks. …

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Good Times

Inside Amity Bowl - Woodbridge, CT

Amity Bowl has the cosmic carpeting, the molded plastic chairs, the marbled loaner balls. Call it retro. Because unlike its glitzy and pricey corporate competitors, independent Amity still has one foot back in 1958…

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Head Rap


In 4th-century Greece, Demosthenes famously trained himself into a great orator by speaking with a mouth full of stones. In 21st-century New Haven, Julio Francisco “Ceschi” Ramos remembers teaching himself how to rap with an old retainer. …

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Scenic Route

Peace on Earth - Knights of Columbus Museum

A photo essay. To view all 35 images, check out the email version.

Peace on Earth, this year’s nativity scene exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum, is a nice title in addition to …

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Twists of Faith

Max Wolkowitz and George Guidall in The Chosen at Long Wharf Theatre

“You think a friend is an easy thing to be?” a character says early in Long Wharf Theatre’s new production of The Chosen. “If you are truly his friend, you will discover otherwise.” …

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Garbage Can

Howard el-Yasin sees beauty where most do not. …

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War Paint

Work by Nadir Balan, courtesy of Nadir Balan and the New Haven Museum

A man in a gas mask grips the handlebars of his twin-cylinder motorcycle and speeds past the shelling to deliver a general’s orders. …

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Raising Voices

Why should boys have all the fun? …

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False and True

Rachel Hellerich creates extra-dimensional paintings. You’d be forgiven for not knowing exactly what that means, because, until you see her work—especially in person—it sounds unimaginable. …

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Good to Hear

Every day, we brush sixteenth notes across our teeth, drum rhythms into our cellphones, tap songs onto our keyboards.

Though it also makes music using some strange instruments, the Yale Percussion Group is…

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