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Taking the Cake

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The day before I left New Haven for a trip to visit family, I found myself in Ives Main Library, seeking a good summer book—something satisfying, easily digestible. Perhaps I was hungry, but I took those beach-read criteria literally…

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Gaining Flavor

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TOKA Asian Kitchen’s menu overwhelmed me at first glance. There were 22 starters alone, and none in particular stood out. The State Street restaurant offered many familiar-sounding dishes: satay, spring rolls, teriyaki, fried rice, beef and broccoli. But make …

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Equal Terms

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On January 29, 1864, a “large, well-formed and dignified man” stepped onto a “sort of rude balcony” at Grape Vine Point, where the Mill River meets the Quinnipiac. …

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Anchors Down, Bottoms Up

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Armada Brewing is on a quest. After five years docked at The Beeracks, a collaborative brewery in East Haven, the company has found new harbor at 190 River Street, in part of the historic Bigelow boiler factory. Armada’s …

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Home Fried

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“Y’all are gonna be put through the wringer,” New Haven author Tochi Onyebuchi warns readers of his new novel, Goliath. …

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Minor Miracles

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As a kid, the first day of baseball assumed a mythic quality. …

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Hiding in Plain Sight

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“I do not want it anywhere hidden,” Charles Strong wrote of Yale’s proposed memorial to alumni who died in the Civil War. “I want it out in the open.” …

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