by Thomas Breen | Oct 21, 2016 12:12 pm | Comments (18)
After bothering at least one correctional worker and one police officer, Gordon Skinner’s depiction of a pig cop provoked a different kind of complaint at a Ninth Square gathering Thursday night: Why was the work moved from its original perch?
That led to a broader set of questions: Whose voices matter, how much, and why?
Those questions were raised at Artspace’s Orange Street gallery Thursday night as close to 50 artists, students, activists and community members gathered to discuss the social value of controversial public art, and how both an institution and a city should respond to calls for that art to be altered or taken down.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2016 8:23 am | Comments (25)
After nearly 18 months of vacancy, the former Daggett Street Square artists’ outpost could soon be home to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals at nearby Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Continue reading ‘Gentrification Eyed For Ex-Artists’ Haven’
by Lucy Gellman | Oct 19, 2016 8:02 am | Comments (2)
Should Yale University change the name of Calhoun College?
Adding his voice to a debate that has been raging for over a year, Yale professor and film historian Charlie Musser, director of the five-DVD box set Pioneers of African American Cinema and author of the new Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s, says yes. He came on WNHH radio’s “The Tom Ficklin Show” to discuss why.
Below is a selection of the interview.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 11, 2016 2:42 pm | Comments (12)
Complaints about a painting of a pig with a police cap forced the artwork from an outdoor display — but not before sparking a public debate about where art belongs.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 10, 2016 4:32 pm | Comments (7)
Police officers surrounded a man holding a dangerous looking gun in front of police headquarters at 1 Union Ave.
That man happened to be U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He had manufacturers —and a loophole — in his crosshairs.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 7, 2016 2:16 pm | Comments (39)
After watching slumlords and other “investors” gobble up thousands of foreclosed homes in city neighborhoods, Serena Neal-Sanjurjo has come up with a plan.
Continue reading ‘LCI Seeks Speed To Outbid Slumlords’
by Paul Bass | Oct 7, 2016 2:13 pm | Comments (3)
If he’s wrong about a landmark schools case, George Jepsen argues, Connecticut needs to hear that from the state Supreme Court.
Continue reading ‘Jepsen Explains’
by Michelle Liu | Oct 6, 2016 12:07 pm | Comments (9)
A developer who revived downtown New Haven sparked a ruckus with his neighbors when he suggested reviving other parts of town with the help of eminent domain.
Continue reading ‘Eminent Domain Call Sparks Doubts in Dwight’
by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2016 8:17 am | Comments (13)
Rev up the microbus. Give the public the mic. Stop dumping on Yale; give parents school vouchers.
New Haven will do that and more if it follows a path newly laid out by the city’s Republican Party.
Continue reading ‘City GOP Unveils “Striking” Agenda’
by Paul Bass | Sep 28, 2016 2:34 pm | Comments (22)
New Haven is pushing the state not just to redesign its planned new Union Station parking garage, but to let the city build it instead.
Continue reading ‘City To State: Let Us Build The Garage’