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Party of Two

The Furors

In 1977, Derek Holcomb and Tom Dans were playing gigs in the Hamptons’ breezy, beachy Dune Road scene. But something didn’t fit. “We had these leather jeans made, which was very flash,” Holcomb says. The pants were a dead giveaway—these …

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Cyber Space

In a basement at the University of New Haven, a windowless room is filled with spiffy, large-screen desktop computers.

When it comes time to work, however, students pull out their laptops. …

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Unsecret Ingredients

In a backyard in Newhallville, Tammy Chapman grows herbs in raised beds. Sage, mint and rosemary do particularly well in our climate, she says. …

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Gangster’s Paradise

Goodfellas Restaurant

“I don’t know nothing about the restaurant business. Nothing. All I know is how to sit down and order,” says Paul Cicero, a high-ranking mafioso, before taking a draw from his cigar. …

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Stars Aligned

Dan Beck of Inner Makeup

Dan Beck works in Newhallville, out of an apartment on Winchester Avenue. Built in the early 1900s, the building is a lovely brick structure that, as recently as 2013, was vacant and derelict. Rediscovered, rescued from rot and reopened to …

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Double-O

John Brennan, the restaurateur behind Elm City Social and the new Olives and Oil, where he’s also the executive chef, says he doesn’t believe in curses. …

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Kicking and Screaming

New Haven Gooners

Last Sunday, Christy’s Irish Pub was so dark you could barely see your beer in front of you. The only light came from giant televisions tuned to a soccer game—Arsenal versus Burnley. …

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Bee Pluses

Last Saturday, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station at 123 Huntington Avenue was abuzz. Over 100 enthusiasts swarmed its auditorium, searching for knowledge about their passion: Apis mellifera. …

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Tuned In

Juan Castillo

Halfway through “What’s Happening Brother” off his 1971 album What’s Going On?, Marvin Gaye takes a break from his mellow crooning to ask in surprisingly conversational tones, “What’s happening, my man?” …

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Teaching, and Doing

Maxcy Hall, University of New Haven

It’s December 13 at the University of New Haven’s main campus in West Haven, and the usually bustling walkways have thinned out. Finals are about to begin; students are hunkering down to prepare. …

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