Tag Archives: history

Rewinding

VideoLab on the Post Road in Orange is indeed a laboratory, where anachronistic yet sophisticated equipment is used to convert old media—mostly home movies—into new. But…

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Civil Disobedience

The corner of Edgewood Avenue and Garden Street near Amistad Academy Middle School has an extra green street sign. It identifies the spot as Constance B. Motley Corner, which rests…

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Brown Bearing

Once you know about it, you see it everywhere. …

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Manic Kind

He was stingy, refusing to adequately support his household or his family, but he was also profligate, forced to flee England twice in order to avoid his creditors. …

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New to the Game

Clue, Monopoly, Mousetrap, Sorry!. Whatever you played as a kid, board games feel intrinsic to childhood. But a new exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art reminds us this wasn’t always the case. …

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Common Cold

They say the one constant is change, but something that hasn’t changed in a long while is our annual preoccupation with the common cold. …

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Door Frame

Yale's Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall

New Haven has better reason than most to think about its doors. …

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Bead-Keeping

It wasn’t literally the Holy Grail, but it was quite a find, the kind archaeologists must dream about. …

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Old Local Newspaper Clips

The days before Christmas in New Haven are good days to ponder how New Haven Christmases were before. …

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Weather Channeling

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which claims to be North America’s oldest continuously published periodical, is predicting a warmer-than-average winter, with more rain than snow. But…

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