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.
by Christopher Arnott | Sep 18, 2014 9:13 am
A week of awareness: of fast-rising pop and rap sensations, of new design innovations, of resident classical artistes, of punk performance poetry, of new Korean drama, of black cinema, and of rape as an international cultural and social-justice concern.
by David Sepulveda | Sep 17, 2014 2:38 pm | Comments (3)
Combine a Love of New Haven, a love of cooking, and two “guerrilla gourmets” with determination— and Downtown Table, a new “pop-up” brunch restaurant in the heart of 9th Square, leaps beyond concept, to reality.
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 17, 2014 1:02 pm
Several years ago, in a Brooklyn that was largely new to him, Edmar Castaneda was picturing his ideal jazz setup: A clean, long stage in a performance hall or bar, ready for a night of music. But no upright bass. And certainly no saxophone.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 17, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (2)
After a two-year hiatus, queer pride celebrations return to New Haven in full force this week, ballooning to fill four days instead of just one—and reflecting the movement’s continued advance into the cultural mainstream.
by David Sepulveda | Sep 16, 2014 4:52 pm | Comments (3)
Satchel Ramos watched aerosol-paint artist Josh Griffin create a mural-sized portrait of jazz great Wynton Marsalis. One day, Satchel said, I hope you paint my portrait, too.
Five years later, Griffin did. Sadly, Satchel was not around to see it. Lots of other people were.