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Paper Chase


The Jumping Frog, named for Mark Twain’s breakout short story and just a hop away from the Mark Twain House in Hartford, is a bookstore worth making the 45-minute leap up I-91. …

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Maiden Voyage


Experiencing Sea Chantey Night at the Griswold Inn had been on my list for so long that I’d allowed it take on mythic proportions. Like seeing a game at Fenway or finding the perfect lobster roll, the goal was simple …

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Lords of the Ring


Harkness Tower, Yale’s craggy Gothic spike rising 216 feet above High Street, sounds as foreboding as it looks.

Then you hear its singing voice. …

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Super Sub


Of all the signs outside Alma’s—advertising cigarettes, lottery tickets, an ATM—one is repeated three times: “DELI.” Tucked below the busy intersection of Whalley Avenue and Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, with its brick shell painted baby blue, the bodega also offers …

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This Week in New Haven (March 27 – April 2)


Returning from spring break, Yale hits the ground running, to a score featuring natural performers, wily percussionists, jazz big-leaguers and not one but two city orchestras. …

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Play Rooms


Hearing about 91 Shelton Avenue, a.k.a. the New Haven Business Center, is an early rite of passage among the city’s independent musicians. For years the hulking ex-factory has quietly offered local bands something they can’t find anywhere else: an affordable, …

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TV Networking


There’s a difference between a sports bar and a TV bar. In the process of trying to please as many fanbases as possible, the former tends to silo its TVs and therefore its patrons into city-states entirely disinterested in one …

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Book of Revelation


Maybe you’ve noticed them. Maybe you haven’t. …

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Variety Store


Determined to get outside my mundane supermarket routine, I stepped into Tlaxcala Grocery in East Rock (map), where I found that delicious feeling of something new and different. …

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This Week in New Haven (March 20 – 26)

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Spring starts today, so our to-dos this week just need a little time to grow before exploding with color. …

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