by Thomas Breen | Nov 9, 2018 7:18 am | Comments (11)
Hundreds of protesters rallied on the New Haven Green against the president’s dismissal of the country’s attorney general, calling the move a bold-faced attack on an independent government investigation and on the integrity of American democracy.
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by Brian Slattery | Nov 9, 2018 7:16 am
Early in John Kolvenbach’s Love Song — running at the New Haven Theater Company on Chapel Street through Nov. 17 — Beane (Christian Shaboo) is subjected to a personality test by Harry (George Kulp). It’s the type of test that Joan (Susan Kulp), Beane’s sister and Harry’s wife, thinks is silly. The sort of thing, she says, that a bored intern writes to fill space in a magazine, and that everyone else takes too seriously. First question: Someone gives you a wrapped present for your birthday. It’s a box. What do you want to be inside of it — a puppy, a songbird, a bunny, or a baby?
That’s where things go horribly, hilariously wrong.
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by Karen Ponzio | Nov 8, 2018 8:06 am | Comments (1)
New Haven-based record label Fake Four Inc is marking its 10th anniversary through celebration, retrospection and introspection. Fake Four was started by Ceschi Ramos and his brother David in 2008 and became so much more than a business; the brothers are acknowledging this milestone with a show on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Three Sheets New Haven on Elm Street.
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by Brian Slattery | Nov 1, 2018 11:16 am
Two clownfish hide in the tendrils of an anemone.: It’s a common enough scene if you’re a clownfish. But the way painter Amanda Lee has rendered the image in acrylics, it’s a riot of color, like a fireworks display.
It’s a testimony to the talent Lee has honed for herself under the instruction of Kwadwo Adae and Toni Giammona at Adae Fine Arts Academy on Chapel Street. And you can catch Lee’s work and the work of other academy students in an exhibition entering the last week of its run at the Ives branch of the New Haven Free Public Library.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 26, 2018 12:06 pm | Comments (23)
Over a swanky breakfast and then on a tour of tech and manufacturing hot spots, city leaders looked to convert a newly forged Chinese business connection into the creation of up to 100 local jobs.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 25, 2018 7:30 am | Comments (41)
After riding New Haven’s broken bus system for a month and interviewing 5,000 riders, state officials recommend new crosstown routes, transfer mini-hubs, bus-priority traffic lights, fewer stops, and express routes.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 23, 2018 6:58 am | Comments (21)
Proposals from two finalists lived to fight another day to win the right to run downtown’s next cultural hotspot .
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by Donald Brown | Oct 22, 2018 6:42 am
In Shakespeare’s celebrated comedy As You Like It, the forest of Arden is often conceived as a utopian space, a place where the rigors of the court are set aside for a more freewheeling style of life, and where erotic love flourishes. In exile there you can really figure things out and find that certain someone. And what if the court is cisgendered, while Arden is not bound by old-fashioned gender binaries?
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 18, 2018 11:21 am | Comments (9)
The city’s second downtown contra-flow bike lane is on track to be implemented by the end of this year, and will also come with traffic safety improvements at the intersection behind City Hall.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 16, 2018 2:01 pm | Comments (9)
A team of punk rock game designers has taken ownership of a popular downtown co-working space, with a new game plan.
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