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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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Local Edification

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A photo essay. To view all 9 images, check out the email edition.

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Art’s Desire

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Heather Gendron, director of Yale’s Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, proves low-key isn’t the same as low-energy. She’s also the dynamo behind Heather Hope Atelier

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Axed and Answered

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“This is my effort to broker global peace between jocks and nerds,” jokes Akari Roudebush, guest relations coordinator at Pine & Iron Axe Throwing. She’s talking about Trivi-Axe, a…

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Plein Language

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“Everything just keeps changing,” Bill Meddick says as he presses his brush to his palette. …

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Social Fabric

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On a rainy Thursday evening in downtown New Haven, people make their way into the Institute Library. They unpack scissors, needles and thimbles, and as they begin to chat, the stories that unfold are connected by a thread. …

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Open Wide

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A photo essay.

The two-week peak of this year’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas began last Saturday.

Here’s what we saw on opening day. …

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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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War and Pieces

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“My conception of the show was different prior to the invasion of Ukraine,” says painter, educator and, in this context, curator Steven DiGiovanni. “Because the invasion seemed to affect the complexion of the work that we have here.”

“Here” …

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Scientific Review

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This is a review of a play, but first, let’s talk science. …

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