by Brian Slattery | Jun 6, 2017 11:57 am | 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 1:27 pm | Comments (23)
Decades after publicly humiliating a high school girlfriend about the smell of her body, Kwame had second thoughts. He finally apologized.
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by Allan Appel | May 16, 2017 11:13 am
How many rare book and manuscript collections can you visit leaving with a pack of zinnia seeds?
Continue reading ‘Happiness In The Dirt, And The Diaries’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 12, 2017 11:53 am | Comments (3)
James Forman Jr. wanted to tell a story that put African-Americans at the center, and not just on the sidelines. He found that story in a Washington, D.C. courtroom where all the actors — the judge, his client, and the prosecutor — all looked like him.
Continue reading ‘Prof Mines The Roots Of The War On Drugs’
by Lucy Gellman | May 9, 2017 11:06 am | Comments (4)
A sewage leak has destroyed over 300 books at a New Haven literacy nonprofit, putting in jeopardy its ritual end-of-year book giveaway.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 26, 2017 11:06 am | Comments (1)
After spending years interviewing tenants and landlords and reporting on urban evictions, Matthew Desmond reached a conclusion that surprised him: Conventional liberal and conservative explanations that heap blame on everything from deindustrialization to out-of-wedlock childbirth overlook the actual root causes of poverty in this country.
Continue reading ‘A Moral Call To Action On Poverty’
by Allan Appel | Apr 21, 2017 11:07 am
Artists have a stage and they sure should use it. They could sense dangerous shifts in the body politic before non-artistic citizens do, and they should act on on these instincts. And poets are always in the midst of difficult times — it comes with the profession — so they could guide others when the difficulties spread.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 6, 2017 2:14 pm
“Who can share a word someone said about you?”
It didn’t take long for “ugly” and “stupid” to emerge as answers to that question from the circle of 25 jumpy pre-teen girls.
Then author Sakina Ibrahim led the girls in a dance movement to propel those words out, way out the window.
And let their opposites in.
Continue reading ‘“Ugly” Turns To “Beautiful,” “Stupid” To “Smart”’
by Lucy Gellman | Apr 6, 2017 2:02 pm
New Haveners were all invited Thursday to read a book about immigration, then come together to discuss it.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 3, 2017 7:02 am | Comments (1)
Lego James summited a giant frosted peach. Moby-Dick’s insides were starting to melt. Julien Sorel got blanketed in raspberries. In separate corners, Hemingway’s Robert Jordan traded his bullets for chocolate chips, and sweet Lizzie Bennett firmed up her relationship with a toothpick.
Continue reading ‘Creative Arts Workshop Takes A Bite Out Of Fiction’