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by Brian Slattery | Feb 19, 2019 1:11 pm
At first, artist Tom Peterson’s images, entitled Hidden Mysteries, could be abstract textures of black and white, possible rendered by computer, a pattern of repeating fractals. Then it becomes clear: they’re actually photographs of the surface of water in low light. They’re natural patterns made into more intentional shapes by the act of photographing them and processing those images.
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by Karen Ponzio | Feb 11, 2019 8:35 am | Comments (2)
Almost exactly a year ago musician Conor Perreault was at Never Ending Books starting a new experimental music series, which at the time did not have a name.
As of this past Saturday it still did not, but it was flourishing and filled with the types of musicians and music that can be difficult for some to label as well.
“I’m always trying to make it more free,” said Perreault, who also in this past year became co-organizer of the Elm City Noise festival. “I’m always encouraging people to let out what they’re holding back.”
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by Staff | Feb 6, 2019 4:57 pm | Comments (4)
The long-shuttered Ralph Walker Skating Rink will reopen later this month.
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by Brian Slattery | Jan 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Roberta Friedman’s Hot Stuff, true to its name, blazes with whirls and streaks of bold color, lancing across the paper. Here and there are corrosive interruptions that crackle with their own energy. It’s the product of a process using hot wax on a steel plate that required Friedman to work fast and embrace accidents — and allowed her a chance to express her current state of mind.
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by Molly Montgomery | Dec 5, 2018 4:56 pm | Comments (14)
New Haven 20 years ago spawned a new test-score-focused set of charter schools known as “Achievement First” that challenged the approach of traditional public schools.
Now two women are trying to launch a private high school with a “Learning First” approach that also seeks to take education in a new direction.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 2, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (3)
A Hartford bartender walks into a New Haven bar on Halloween night.
He’s not there to serve drinks, or to judge the costume contest. He’s there to run for U.S. Senate.
Continue reading ‘Candidate Corey Cuts The Bull (& Swine)’
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 | Sep 7, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (2)
From the title of Meg Bloom’s and Howard el-Yasin’s collaborative exhibit, “Within These Walls” — up now at City Gallery on Upper State Street until Sept. 30 — you might be forgiven for thinking of a certain border wall that may or may not yet be built.
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by Brian Slattery | Jul 9, 2018 8:34 am
Shadowy ciphers stand in a crowd, their relationships to each other unclear. Some of them are on their phones. Some are walking. Some are standing. Are they talking to one another or just passing by? Do they even notice one another?
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by Serena Cho | May 24, 2018 7:37 am | Comments (1)
JP Dempsey’s will no longer be a bar exclusively the province of Patriots fans.
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