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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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No Place Like Home

Tall, slender wooden placards lean against the walls of the Yale University Art Gallery as if left there for a moment, about to be moved. They emphasize the temporary status of not just an exhibit but also…

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Young at Heart

“The Sleeping Giant was awake. He must be awake because he was gone. Of course he might just be walking in his sleep.” …

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Headspaces

Martha Willette Lewis

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

Last week’s Private Studios Weekend, the third of four weekends in this year’s City-Wide Open Studios, offered…

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King of Jacks

The Patch Master, all dressed in black and orange, lives in a basement apartment in West Haven. The blinds are drawn and the lights glow orange. Organ music plays, candles flicker. A small table is set with rows of shining …

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A Good Fit

Tim Moran Woodwinds

Unlike auto mechanics who run computer diagnostics, or surgeons who operate while watching a monitor, Tim Moran is practicing a craft that’s hardly changed in 200 years. …

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