Scarce Turkeys, Newfangled Engines

by Allan Appel | Nov 26, 2015 8:01 am

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The first gas engine automobile rolled into New Haven on Nov. 23, or thereabouts, back in 1896.

That’s part of the discussion on a special three-party Thanksgiving episode of WNHH radio’s This Day In New Haven History.”

As you consider walking, biking, flying, or, yes, probably driving to see the relatives for the holiday,  click on or download the above audio to hear how the newfangled “man-maiming combination of steel and gasoline odor is to take the place of the noble animal that is not only admired but loved by humanity.”

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Best Video Turns Lens On Kubrick

by Thomas Breen | Nov 25, 2015 7:05 am

General Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden) knows that the Communists want to contaminate his precious bodily fluids. His jaw clamped on a cigar and his chin cocked at an obscene angle, Ripper outlines his nuclear-war-precipitating conspiracy theory with ferocious calm. His snarling face fills the frame, suggesting that, for the top brass, there is no difference between a threat to one’s sexual potency and a threat to the nation.

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Ready, Set ... Bowl!

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 24, 2015 12:10 pm

Lucy Gellman PhotoEvery November for 19 years, studio potter and teacher Margie Haggerty has changed up her routine just a little bit. She still spends time in the studio and at the wheel, hands wet and shiny with clay. The glazes that she cooks up and tempers for students don’t vary all that much. And several nights a week, she still prioritizes what she calls “the business end of things” for classes at Creative Arts Workshop (CAW), where she has worked a second job for almost 20 years.

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Tobira Quartet Riffs On Season Changes

by Adam Matlock | Nov 24, 2015 6:46 am

Adam Matlock Photo“We’ve been on tour for three weeks — coming from Brazil and Argentina to here — from summer to winter,” said pianist Satoko Fujii, closing the first set by her Tobira quartet at Firehouse 12. “I even got a little influence in the music,” she added, referring to a quote from ‎Antônio Carlos Jobim’s classic “The Girl From Ipanema” that made its way into a thunderous piano and drum duet.

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