by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 4:57 pm | Comments (11)
More vegetables. Less cheese. And more take out.
Jason Sobocinski is banking on that formula as he prepares to close his popular decade-old Trumbull Street restaurant and fromagerie Caseus and reopen under a new name, ownership, and menu.
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by Brian Slattery | Jul 12, 2018 7:58 am
To commemorate the end of World War I a century ago, the New Haven Museum has added a second exhibit alongside the comic flash of “The Courier.” This exhibit, titled simply Gilbert, focuses on the experience of one pilot from New Haven in the Great War, and in doing so, makes this vast historical event utterly personal.
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by Brian Slattery | Jul 11, 2018 7:45 am
In an impossibly pastoral setting — fading classical architecture, a swooning, partly cloudy sky, distant mountains rising from the shores of a lake — a wealthy family is more interested in keeping up appearances than celebrating the day, while a few of its members fumble with lawn furniture. Elsewhere, possibly in another part of this vast estate, two men beat the living crap out of a third man under gathering clouds and circling birds.
Welcome to the works in John Goto’s “High Summer,” a collection of campy, funny, and sometimes menacing images that do a thorough job of tearing down the past and pointing us toward an uncertain future.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:05 pm | Comments (4)
When he was growing up in Dixwell, Johntaye Greene stood near the corner of Webster and Dixwell when a man was shot, fell, then died at his feet.
Traumatic incidents like that led Greene to self-medicate with marijuana to manage the effects.
Now, thanks to a new downtown New Haven business, he can take care of himself legally since three months ago he received a diagnosis of PTSD, based on his experience of chronic urban violence.
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by Karen Ponzio | Jul 5, 2018 8:00 am
“Murdervan is my favorite New Haven band,” said Jeffrey Thunders of The Ratz during their opening set at Three Sheets on Tuesday night. “And I haven’t seen The Danglers in years. I can’t wait.”
Thunders was not only a performer on this steamy Fourth of July eve, but also a friend and fan of the two bands to follow. The room was full of similar men and women all there to see three bands brought together to celebrate a homecoming.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 28, 2018 12:58 pm | Comments (3)
A maker space on Chapel Street will soon allow members to build metal prototypes and do office work at rentable on-site desk spaces in addition to activities ranging from sewing to 3D printing to brewing beer.
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by Brian Slattery | Jun 28, 2018 7:49 am
The whorl of a shell floating beneath a dripping shock of blue greets you as you enter the gallery at Creative Arts Workshop on Audubon Street. The work — Tributary by Maura Galante — combines solid forms and abstract color, sharp lines and flowing textures, a small encyclopedia of printmaking technique and fitting title page to “Expressions in Print: An Exhibition of Printmaking,” which showcases the far-ranging possibilities for what printmaking can do.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 25, 2018 7:46 am | Comments (15)
A veteran political organizer has filed a lawsuit against the city, a state police officer, and two city police officers for allegedly violating his constitutional rights and causing serious physical and psychological injuries after he was pepper-sprayed, chased by a police dog, and thrown to the ground and arrested during an anti-Trump protest.
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by Karen Ponzio | Jun 22, 2018 8:29 am
The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, was just ending as Jeffrey Thunders sat in the back of Three Sheets.
“All I want to do is make music and have a good time with my friends” he said. The day had been celebrated as Make Music Day throughout the city, and many cities throughout the country as well. Thunders said he had no idea it was going on when he booked the show.
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by Brian Slattery | Jun 20, 2018 12:50 pm
The first sign that you’re heading somewhere when you walk into the Institute Library might be the cluster of oars hanging from each skylight, seemingly floating in space. The oars have souvenirs from the trips they’ve taken. A map of a river mouth. Fishing lures. Abstract designs. A ribbon that reads “invasive spirits.”
We’re being encouraged to travel ourselves. We’re also being encouraged to think about it.
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