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Admission Accomplished

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When it isn’t covered by snow, Maya Lin’s Women’s Table, the fountain sculpture in front of Yale’s Sterling Library, might be found gleaming under a sheen of water. …

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Retaining Walls

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“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” begins Robert Frost’s oft-read poem “Mending Wall.” Frost is lamenting all the things that bring down his old stone walls, requiring…

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Gold Mine

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With an online preview yesterday, curator John Stuart Gordon saw a golden opportunity to mine the meaning beneath the metal that stars in his new exhibition, Gold in America: Artistry, Memory, Power

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The Elm City

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A photo essay. To view all 17 images, check out the email edition

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Civil Action

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The corner of Edgewood Avenue and Garden Street near Amistad Academy Middle School has an extra green street sign. It identifies the spot as Constance B. Motley Corner, which…

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Bits and Pieces

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One of the most valuable collections at the New Haven Museum’s Whitney Library isn’t a set of rare manuscripts or first editions. …

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Governors Briefing

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Connecticut has yet to elect a Black governor. But at least 22 “Negro Governors,” as they were commonly known at the time, were elected between the 1750s and 1850s by enslaved and free Black men statewide…

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City Treasure

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Like many parks, Scantlebury Park is active or restful depending on the need. …

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House and Home

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Despite the fact that New Haven is one of the oldest cities in America, it doesn’t have many ghosts. There are colonial-era graveyards and old mansions galore, but…

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Arms’ Reach

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In the 1870s, an offshoot of New Haven’s Canal Street was renamed to honor the sprawling new factory that’d been built there. The complex was one of the biggest in both the city and the state, and by the late …

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