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Roots and Branch


The Fair Haven Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library closes an hour earlier than usual on Saturdays. The security guard was explaining this in Spanish as I walked in, much to the disappointment of the young boy hoping …

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House and Home


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo begins as the best fantasy novels do: with a map. A collection of locations exotic to most readers but not to us—Harkness Tower, Grove Street Cemetery, Beinecke Library—are tagged along the map’s greyscale streets, numbered …

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Situational Comedy


Sir John Falstaff, a British knight just returned from war, slides into the pre-industrial DMs of two wealthy married women, hoping to use their attentions as rungs on the socioeconomic ladder. Instead, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page compare notes and …

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Outside Scoops


In our small and dense state, we don’t have to travel very far to get all the goods and services we need. But that’s not always the case for the things we want.

When it comes to craft ice …

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Strength in Numbers


Happy laughter and rounds of cheers and applause aren’t among the sounds you expect to hear during a 9 a.m. gym workout. But at Strength Haven Athletics, which held its inaugural workout two Sundays ago at 310 Winchester Avenue, …

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Novel Settings


Koffee?, Book Trader and Fussy are choice locations to sit among a cohort of locals typing away on sticker-stuck laptops. But if your great American novel demands an atmospheric shake-up, we’ve got ideas…

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Sea Fare


When my foodie New Yorker boyfriend visited for the weekend and requested sushi, we followed a trail of good internet reviews to Miso, tucked away in the far corner of the Ninth Square. Deeper than it is wide, the …

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