by David Sepulveda | Sep 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Before transforming an 19th and 20th century Winchester rifle factory into luxury apartments, ForestCity developers hit the pause button, seeking a way to preserve and honor the building’s history and generations of Winchester workers.
by Chris Arnott | Sep 23, 2014 2:48 pm
The galleries have it this week. There are new paintings, sculptures and/or drawings to appreciate at Atticus, City Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art. City-Wide Studios 2014 gets its party started. In other arts, Arcadia opens at Yale Rep, hard-working comedians take the mic in the Ninth Square and Wooster Street, and Big Sandy’s still rockin’.
by Jordi Gassó | Sep 23, 2014 2:08 pm
Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner and Judy Garland walked into a bar.
by Allan Appel | Sep 23, 2014 2:06 pm
Most New Haveners know we produced the country’s clocks and its lollipops, its corsets and pizzas, its Erector Sets and Winchester rifles, and, of course, that allegedly history-making first burger at Louis’s Lunch.
But did you know that in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries we also made the sure the American people did not go without their rubber booties? Melodeans parlor organs? Combustible wooden matches made over in Westville? And don’t forget those indispensable bird cages for your beloved pet manufactured by the Andrew B. Hendryx Companyover on Audubon Street.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 22, 2014 7:59 am | Comments (1)
Eighteen local artists and organizations converted metered parking spaces all around the city into artistic public installations, to mark Friday’s international PARK(ing) Day.
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 19, 2014 11:45 am
Sam Perduta was losing his mind at the mic. The audience could see it slipping through his open lips and strumming fingers as he played, a brilliant flash of light here; a catch of breath there. In a small, clean corner of his skull, Erin McKeown, Buddy Holly and Wilco were slapping high fives and toasting to his new-found insanity.
Or maybe he had lost it already, wailing:
Lonesome, when I see you smile
And I’m dreaming that I’ve been someone else
Holy, when you’re here for a while
All is beaming and we’re no longer in hell
I lost my mind in 2009
by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2014 11:41 am | Comments (1)
The Rev. Kevin Ewing told a business-rebirth story to a crowd gathered in the Ninth Square—then invited those assembled to start telling their own stories.
by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2014 8:41 am | Comments (2)
Officially ushering in New Haven’s four-day Pride Weekend, Toni Harp used a punch line to make a serious statement about what kind of city she serves as mayor.
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 18, 2014 3:25 pm | Comments (1)
When Kwaku Awuah and Nana Poku look out over New Haven—the home they chose for their hot Pan-African fashion house instead of New York—they see stylish people everywhere.
by David Sepulveda | Sep 18, 2014 1:14 pm
Czech-born British playwright Tom Stoppard once described theater production as a “team sport.” With a new play under production, New Haven playwright and theater director Sharece M. Sellem has broadened her theatrical team, inviting audience members to a series of staged readings to help shape the direction of Brothers Relived, a working title that could change—again.