by Brian Slattery | Oct 15, 2018 7:41 am
The carved faces of immigrants. A sea turtle diving beneath the waves. A quilt full of mythological animals.
As part of Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios, The Eli Whitney Barn on Whitney Avenue once again opened its doors to artists who took over the old wooden space and transformed it, for Saturday and Sunday, into a gallery filled with art that was suffused with memory.
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by Ted Littleford | Oct 15, 2018 7:37 am
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 12, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (3)
Poké is the latest trendy dish to sweep into Downtown New Haven, with the fourth spot in a year about to open.
Three intrepid New Haven Independent reporters went on a mission to find out more about New Haven’s new yen for a bowl of fresh veggies and raw fish.
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by Brian Slattery | Oct 12, 2018 8:12 am
The overwhelming first impression of Sheri Schwarz’s painting Sarugaku is of panic, limbs flailing, mouths open in screams. Because it’s part of “#Unload: Pick Up The Pieces” — the new exhibit at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art on Trumbull Street, running through November 11 — you’d be excused for looking for the guns, the blood, the signs of injury.
The actual subject matter is chilling in a different way.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 11, 2018 1:24 pm | Comments (1)
When he was a penniless young man of 19 in the Bronx, originally from Puerto Rico, with little or no machine shop experience, John Soto answered an advertisement for a “machinist with one year’s experience.”
As the employer looked at him skeptically, Soto added, “If you hire me, in a year, I’ll be that experienced machinist.”
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by Karen Ponzio | Oct 11, 2018 8:00 am
Elm City Noise Festival — which kicks off next week — has morphed over the years, but it still strives to provide a platform for experimental and improvisational music, the kind that asks its fans to experience it as it happens without expectation. Audiences will have more than one chance to catch a variety of acts, old and new, at shows being held at venues, also old and new, throughout New Haven.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 10, 2018 2:45 pm | Comments (9)
One day after a judge accused of sexual assault ascended to the nation’s highest court, a local painter unveiled a mural depicting 17 actual and imaginary New Haven women, all standing proud and strong and committed to a more equitable future.
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by Ted Littleford | Oct 10, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (2)
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 9, 2018 2:33 pm | Comments (4)
September in Bangkok is the best time to get rice, one of the mainstays of Thai cuisine. Winyu “Win” Seetamyae hopes New Haveners will consider any time of the year “September in Bangkok” when they have a hankering for Thai food.
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by Brian Slattery | Oct 9, 2018 7:53 am | Comments (1)
The breath of an accordion. Three people seated in a row playing drums, who couldn’t stop smiling at one another and the musicians around them. A warm, distorted guitar. A soaring violin. A swirling dance floor.
All that could be experienced on a 50-yard stretch of State Street Monday night as Cafe Nine hosted Lil Sluggers, Elison Jackson, and A Hawk and a Hacksaw, while a few doors north, a State House Show featured The Lost Tribe and Orquesta El Macabeo. All the musicians played to packed, enthusiastic houses, in a four-hour stretch that showed just how good a night in the Elm City could be.
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