by Thomas Breen | Mar 15, 2018 5:21 pm | Comments (5)
When Tony Zhou first tried Korean fried chicken in 2014, he had no idea that a Korean soap opera was in part responsible for the explosion in popularity of the culinary phenomenon in China, Europe and the United States.
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by Emily A. Gordon | Mar 15, 2018 1:31 pm
“Every artist deserves to be seen,” said Luciana McClure at the opening of the group show “Silence Breakers” at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art on International Women’s Day, curated by McClure, co-founder of Nasty Women Connecticut. Most of the artworks in the exhibition — 150 in all — were made by women.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2018 12:52 pm | Comments (15)
Nearly 600 students at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School walked out of their classes and onto the streets of downtown New Haven — with permission — to add their voices to a national day of student protest against gun violence.
Thousands of students throughout the country, including students at other New Haven high schools including Wilbur Cross and Hillhouse, participated in the national day of school walkouts, which was held one month to the day after a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida murdered 17 students and teachers with an assault weapon. At least 5,000 New Haven high school and middle school students participated, according to Board of Education Chief Operating Officer Will Clark.
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by Brian Slattery | Mar 11, 2018 10:07 pm | Comments (18)
On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., on the corner of College and Chapel, before New Haven’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade arrived, a small crowd of people were banging on the outside of a port-a-john and screaming while someone else was in there.
A couple blocks away, near the corner of Chapel and York, two small kids — one South Asian and one white — chased each other across the pavement of the street, thrilled at the novelty that it was closed, while an audience made up of people from all over the world lined the sides of the street two or three rows deep, smiling, chatting, expectant.
In only a half hour, the event managed to show me, as an Irish-American, both what I hate and what I love about St. Patrick’s Day.
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by Brian Slattery | Mar 9, 2018 8:57 am
Toward the end of Tiny Ocean’s set at Stella Blues on Thursday night, guitarist Jeremy Coster leaned into the microphone. “You’re in for a real treat,” he said, “because Jampson Jubilee is here.”
“You’re here!” someone yelled from the audience.
“Tiny Ocean!” someone else said.
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by Brian Slattery | Mar 8, 2018 9:23 am
A fungus floats on a flat black background. Below it are a ball and an infinite loop of yarn. How are they connected?
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 6, 2018 8:39 am | Comments (2)
Last week a fourth undocumented immigrant facing deportation sought sanctuary at a New Haven church. Monday she regained her freedom.
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by Karen Ponzio | Mar 5, 2018 8:50 am
The number three has quite a legacy. They say the third time’s the charm. They also say three strikes and you’re out. Which way would it go as three bands celebrated the release of the New Haven-based Tall Tale’s EP at Three Sheets, on the third day of the third month?
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 2, 2018 8:51 am | Comments (5)
Two dozen protesters marched from City Hall to the Wells Fargo building on Church Street on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the recent federal downgrading of a bank that has invested in controversial oil pipelines and defrauded hundreds of thousands of customers with unnecessary fees and fake accounts.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 19, 2018 7:18 am | Comments (6)
There is so much I want to tell you about my recent trip to the world of Wakanda ... or rather a special Saturday showing and celebration in New Haven of the highly anticipated new film Black Panther.
But I can’t. No spoilers allowed during Black History Month. (All bets are off if you don’t see it before March 1.)
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