by David Sepulveda | Dec 18, 2014 1:05 pm
“I have to say, this year we have not only the biggest but the most beautiful crowd we’ve ever had, and the nicest weather as well.”
So exclaimed Rabbi Yossi Hodakov of Chabad Jewish Center of Westville, as a crowd came together Tuesday night to celebrate the start of Channukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with the traditional lighting of the menorah—and something more.
by Brian Slattery | Dec 17, 2014 1:40 pm
Natalie Tuttle figured out what to do at Cafe Nine: Make the club, as the slogan puts it, her “living room.”
by Donald Brown | Dec 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Full of references to SF movies and cult TV shows, Ryan Campbell’s The Zero Scenario at Yale Cabaret recalls the days of staged rather than CGI special effects, and manages to be exciting, hilarious, and unsettling all at once.
by Brian Slattery | Dec 16, 2014 1:41 pm
Years ago, when the New Haven Oratorio Choir’s artistic director Daniel Shaw was in graduate school, he walked into a bar in Vienna at 2:30 a.m. and heard, for the first time, Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture, blasting through the sound system. “I knew I was hearing something right then,” he said, “that was important to my life.”
by Lucy Gellman | Dec 15, 2014 3:26 pm
... and that’s how people burn to death in hotel rooms, Annie Rosen finished on one great, swooping breath.
Light fell over her loose hair and reddened cheeks.
Behind her, Daniel Schlosberg leaned back. His round glasses had slid a little down his nose mid-story, when he started putting his whole body into each word and deep piano note. They smiled triumphantly. Above their heads, one of George Stubbs’s stateliest lions sank his teeth into the haunches of a wild horse.
by David Sepulveda | Dec 15, 2014 1:58 pm | Comments (1)
Arlene Cardenas’s dream has come true: The Eiffel Tower can now be found in her quaint French-style pastry shop.
by David Sepulveda | Dec 15, 2014 1:29 pm | Comments (1)
Thirteen years after the Wright brothers flew their first true plane, aviation enthusiasts belonging to the Yale Flying Club took to the sky with uncanny dedication and great urgency. Lured by a sense of adventure and an unwavering belief in duty to country, some, the sons of wealth and privilege, learned to fly the imperfect planes of their era—which were also evolving as instruments of war.
by Chris Arnott | Dec 12, 2014 3:21 pm
Lift every voice. Holiday vocal concerts and sing-alongs fall like snowflakes on this week’s calendar. And with song must come dance—not just The Nutcracker, but the Ira Glass show Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.
by Paul Bass | Dec 12, 2014 1:30 pm | Comments (9)
The listening tour has concluded: Andrew Wolf now has a full menu of ideas for making culture explode in New Haven, from apizza and book festivals to “strategically-placed” public European-style self-flushing “conveniences.”
by Allan Appel | Dec 12, 2014 11:29 am
Stung by the growing realization of systemic racial discrimination in the Northeast, a progressive Connecticut governor comes up with a detailed plan to integrate every single school, not only in this state, but in every town in America.
The NAACP opposes it.