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Sweetness and Light

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“Classic rom-com” is the way Yale Repertory Theatre bills The Brightest Thing in the World, a commissioned world premiere by the playwright Leah Nanako Winkler. The play opens in a cheerful Lexington, Kentucky coffee shop called Revival, where a …

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Christmas Presented

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“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that,” begins Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. There is also no doubt whatever that, in 2022, this “ghostly little book,” as the author called …

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Palace Intrigue

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A photo essay. To view all 18 images, check out the email edition. 

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Roll Call

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No one has ever logged a perfect game of duckpin bowling, Sandi Thomas tells me. …

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Beneath the Surface

Works by Henry Moore at SCVA

World War II still captivates American minds and colors the American story nearly eight decades after it ended, so you can only imagine what it means in Britain, which beat back the Blitz and held the line.

You can now …

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Flat Feat

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Even with its Open Source festival barely concluded, Artspace is keeping busy. Two exhibitions rail against particular notions of our social and economic condition, calling out with their audio components, drawing visitors rightward into the largest gallery or rearward into …

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Hallowed Sounds

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Halloween spans the silly, the vile, the chilling, the unknown.

So does this list of suggestions for your holiday soundtrack. …

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Flight Paths

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The final production at Long Wharf Theatre’s longtime home was a play called Flying Bird’s Diary, read last weekend by a cast of 10 behind a tidy arc of music stands. In a scene that ends the play’s …

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Ghost Town

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Darkness has just settled over Milford’s Hotchkiss Bridge when a lantern begins bobbing across it. The city’s early settlers landed near here in 1639. The harbor beneath the bridge once bustled with boat-building, rum-trading and other salty business, the young …

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Stacks on Stacks

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After trying spine poetry at home, I set out to see what I could build elsewhere. Starting at Grey Matter Books on York Street, I realized that curating a stack of books whose titles could add up to a …

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