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Phone Home

The extraordinariness of being able to make a phone call from the little gadget you keep in your pocket may not ring loud and clear, but try to imagine life without it. …

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House Held

In the year 1725, Benjamin Franklin was a spry 16-year-old, George Washington hadn’t yet been born and, along the southern edge of the Connecticut Colony, a man named Ebenezer Clark finished building a house. …

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Out and About

Joanne Sciulli was a student when she first came to New Haven, but now, 17 years after founding the nonprofit Solar Youth, she’s a teacher, and her classroom is nature. …

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Hats and Hands

Catherine Cazes-Wiley

“‘Tinaliah’ means ‘persevere,’” Catherine Cazes-Wiley says. “In many ways, it’s my story—how to survive as an artist… and not lose your identity. It’s been a real story, a real struggle.” …

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Seeking the Dark

Imagine that you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, but you have no idea what a needle is. All you have is the name, “needle,” and a hypothesis that it’s sharp. Now imagine…

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Mass Appeal

St. Mary's Church

Father William Holt and Father Elias Henritzy are sitting in the front room of the priory, spooling out the history of St. Mary’s Church. …

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Leaves in Peace

A photo essay.

The summit of East Rock Park is a popular spot this time of year, offering a dramatic survey of the city’s annual leaf change, particularly at sunset. …

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Om Room

108 Monkeys

There are 108 beads on a mala, as well as on a rosary. There are 108 sounds in the Sanskrit alphabet, 108 names for Buddha and 108 stitches around a baseball. Until last night, it’d been 108 years since the …

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Crossing the Lines

Once upon a time, decades before wireless internet and smartphones and out-of-control digital surveillance by the National Security Agency, phone lines were actual lines, and wiretapping meant tapping into real wires. …

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Puppets’ Progress

Muffy Pendergast expects about 300 heads at Westville’s Halloween parade this Sunday, and that’s not even counting the puppets. …

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