Tag Archives: Connecticut

Uncapitalized

There’s a certain level of risk to being a state capital. If, despite your inherent advantages, another state city surpasses you in measures like population, economy or culture, it can lead to perpetual snubbing…

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Of This Land

29th Colored Regiment Monument in New Haven

The Connecticut State Seal has three cultivated grape vines on it, each one holding a trio of juicy purple bunches.

“Why grape vines?” you ask, over all the native flora that might seem better suited for the honor. One answer …

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Uncapitalized

The New Haven State House by Henry Peck at the New Haven Museum

There’s a certain level of risk to being a state capital. If, despite your inherent advantages, another state city surpasses you in measures like population, economy or culture, it can lead to perpetual snubbing…

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In the Beginning

New Haven postcard

Before there was New Haven… before there was even New England… there was Roodeberg.

Doesn’t have much of a ring to it, really, but in 1614, “Roodeberg” was the given name of the land that would become…

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Going Green: The Window Displays of Upper Chapel Street

A Window Display on Chapel St

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Window.
Window who?
Window they change the window displays on Upper Chapel?…

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A Wild Semester of Shakespeare at Yale

Shakespeare at Yale

In the words of Shakespeare, she’s a wow!

—Eddie Cantor, “If You Knew Susie” 

Shakespeare at Yale began quietly in early January with a pair of events at the Yale Center for British Art. A small but provocative exhibition of …

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The Penn is Mightier Than the Gore

DJZom-B & The Ungrateful Dead by Vinnie Penn

“Speaking of radio, are these guys on the air? Is anyone on the air?”

“Not in Connecticut. ‘Cuz, um, they’re all dead. Seventy-five percent of Connecticut is syndicated, Ivan. You know that.”

— excerpt from DJZom-B & The Ungrateful Dead
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