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This Week in New Haven (October 3 – 9)

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The lights flicker, and flicks alight.

So do season openers, special appearances and weekend festivities. …

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Face Value


A photo essay.

Published in 1902, my copy of Commemorative Biographical Record of New Haven, County, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families is nearly five inches and 2,000 pages thick…

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Inner Circles


What happens when you walk a labyrinth? “Sometimes, nothing!” Bill Ludwig says with a laugh. …

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Food for Thought


Christy’s Irish Pub, may she rest in peace, overwhelmed the senses. Its replacement, Hachiroku Shokudo & Sake Bar, refines them. From the richness of simple surfaces—brick, wood, metal, plaster—to fussy-unfussy plates and pours, the vibe inside is monastic yet …

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In the Stacks


One rainy morning, I decided to cozy up with spine poetry…

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This Week in New Haven (September 26 – October 2)


Yale comes in hot and stays there, joined in the back half by a beer crawl, new music, animals and nature and visual art victorious. …

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All for Nothing


Can’t wait for Hamden’s Spring Glen One-Day Free Giveaway tomorrow? Check out all this great local stuff reportedly being given away today…

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

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Secret Message

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s child portrait series “The Beautyful Ones,” a portion of which you can view starting tomorrow at the Yale Center for British Art, speaks loudly and quietly, in multiple languages and at untold depths.

Derived from photographs, …

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Mystical Quest


You’ve probably heard of Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Pizza.

You probably haven’t heard of Young Buns. …

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