Tag Archives: Daniel Shkolnik

Mystery Book

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Tucked away among the collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library lies one of the world’s most mysterious manuscripts…

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Magic Bond

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Seven years ago, magician Nelson Nicholson guided me through his Orange estate. The puzzle box of a home, the result of 13 separate additions, was filled with artifacts from the golden age of magic—between 1890ish and 1920ish, before film captured …

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Auld Friends

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind, we’d regret it. …

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Conversation Piece

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Yale’s architecture is aflutter with birds. Some are phoenixes, some are eagles, more are owls. Yet for the last several years, a mysterious newcomer has been standing watch over Bulldog territory…

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Keeping Watch

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As national and local protests continue to shine a light on law enforcement, this updated 2016 story feels more relevant than ever.

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Thick Skin

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On this strange Earth Day, we’re thinking about a strange, earthy man we covered in 2015.

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Conversation Piece

Habakkuk by Max Ernst, at Yale University

Yale’s architecture is aflutter with birds. Some are phoenixes, some are eagles, more are owls. Yet for the last four years, a mysterious newcomer has been standing watch over Bulldog territory…

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Thick Skin

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Between 1852 and 1889, a strange man dressed in a quilt of leather patches paced back and forth between the Connecticut River and the Hudson. He spoke broken English and fluent French. He refused meat on Fridays and…

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Procession

Mark Celentano and William Celentano Jr. at Celentano Funeral Home

For 90 years on Elm Street, the Celentano family and its funeral home have seen people come and go.

They’ve seen the city change. Seen its factories emptied. Seen highways cut through…

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Infra Structures

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Among the heavy-hitting architectural firms that do their sketching, drafting and modeling here in New Haven, some focus on designing buildings far afield, in cities like New York, Chicago and Taipei. Others look nearer…

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