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Gorman Bechard at Modern Apizza

For anyone from outside the city, New Haven’s “pizza wars”—between fans of Pepe’s, Sally’s and Modern—may seem funny, even incomprehensible, but New Haveners are downright serious about their pizza. Enter local filmmaker Gorman Bechard, a self-described “pizza snob,” to explain …

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Love’s Labours

For the past 23 years, New Haveners have unfolded their lawn chairs and blankets in Edgerton Park to watch the sun set and the lights go up…

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Unsettling In

We have expectations of our furniture: that it will be comfortable, sturdy, beautiful, useful. But…

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Sound Mind

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, and Chris Della Ragione has been lowering the needle over jazz and reggae records…

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Knock Knock

Mia Katigbak and Maggie Bofill

Nora is back. …

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Seers

Some numbers carry more value than others. Some carry more weight. …

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Bravo

From the back of the cello section in London’s Royal Philharmonic to the conductor’s podium of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton has held onto a few basic ideals…

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Brace Your Shelves

Sam Burton, owner of Grey Matter Books

A few of the shelves at Grey Matter Books, a two-month-old shop on York Street near Elm, are still empty, but that’s because owner Sam Burton is still looking for just the right books to fill his cases…

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Duel Action

The infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel, who helped launch the Las Vegas strip with his Flamingo Hotel and Casino, reportedly once said, “Everybody deserves a fresh start every once in a while.” …

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Coast Not Clear

On the coast of Pakistan, on a beach in the port city of Karachi, an important “negotiation” is taking place…

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