by Brian Slattery | Nov 17, 2017 8:37 am
A single guitar starts “One Zero – Periodic Orbits from Chaos to Order and Back,” two notes that sound at first like the beginning of a thousand rock songs. But within three seconds, the guitar has jumped away from that and into a more complex world of triplets and gnarly scales, playing a line filled with menace and beauty. Another guitar joins it, and another, and another, until four guitars are playing the same line in unison. There’s a lot of information — and emotion — packed into that figure.
And then it’s over, in 34 seconds.
Continue reading ‘Shawn Persinger Baptizes Book, Album’
by Allan Appel | Nov 15, 2017 8:36 am
Quick: How do you illustrate the essential nature of the complex legal subject of involuntary manslaughter?
Answer: She slips on a banana, tumbles toward the poor fellow ahead of her on the sidewalk with a force that pushes him forward into the sharp edge of a cane, which is being perhaps recklessly held parallel to the sidewalk and under the arm of the fellow in front of him. The cane pushes the poor victim’s eyeball right out like a billiard ball.
Continue reading ‘A Picture Is Worth A Million Laws’
by Karen Ponzio | Oct 4, 2017 7:53 am
Artist and poet Daniel Eugene told me before his photo shoot with Sara Scranton at his Studio Feruvius in Westville that he plans to be the Patron Saint of Paper Trails.
Continue reading ‘New Haven’s Patron Saints Canonized’
by Paul Bass | Aug 3, 2017 3:18 pm | Comments (3)
New Haven. What a gritty, dirty, low-life town, littered with the corpses of the striving, the exploited, churning with the endless contest between power and the powerless.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Gets “Noir”’
by Allan Appel | Jul 28, 2017 12:01 pm
When Frank Street resident Henry Brockenberry lost his retail job last month, he started coming to the Courtland Wilson Branch Library in the Hill to use the computers and Internet to job search.
But you have to take a break every once in a while from sending out your resume. That’s how Brockenberry discovered the branch’s up-to-date and extensive collection of DVDs.
Now, he takes out two a day — “religion, Bible, comedy, everything.”
Continue reading ‘DVDs Are Flying — At The Library’
by Ana Radelat/ CT Mirror | Jul 4, 2017 9:37 am | Comments (3)
Washington – Three years ago veteran New Haven U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro felt compelled to do one of the few things she had never done before – write a book.
Continue reading ‘Defending Safety Net, DeLauro Turns Author’
by Paul Bass | Jun 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Jewish women in New Haven started plunging into purification waters more than a century and a half ago and have continued to do so in different non-descript locations. But where, and when?
David S. Fischer was determined to find out.
Continue reading ‘Dr. Fischer Follows The Ritual Baths Trail’
by Samuel Hadelman | Jun 8, 2017 12:00 pm
Erica Cardona may not be old enough to vote, but she is old enough to have her own book signing.
Continue reading ‘Coop High Poet Publishes “Blue-ish” Book’
by Brian Slattery | Jun 6, 2017 12:57 pm | Comments (13)
On a recent sunny morning, journalist and editor Philip Langdon sat at a table at what was formerly Lulu’s European Coffehouse and is now East Rock Coffee. For Langdon, it was the epicenter for work that transformed East Rock starting over 20 years ago — and made it a living example of how urban neighborhoods can thrive.
Continue reading ‘New New Urbanism? Or Just Hard Work?’
by Paul Bass | Jun 2, 2017 2:27 pm | Comments (23)
Decades after publicly humiliating a high school girlfriend about the smell of her body, Kwame had second thoughts. He finally apologized.
Continue reading ‘“Vaginagate” Perp Apologizes’