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Queer Punk Band Space Camp Carving Out Its Own Scene

One night the members of Space Camp — drummer Sam Usifer, bassist Cameron Lovett and keyboard player June Violet Aino — were booked to play at an American Legion in Connecticut. They loaded in. “This dude from the bar was basically heckling us,” Usifer says. “We usually dress like freaks at the...

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  • A Family's Mania For Collecting: 'The Paston Treasure' At Yale Center For British Art

    A Family's Mania For Collecting: 'The Paston Treasure' At Yale Center For British Art

    In November 1662, Sir William Paston knew that he was dying. He was worried that his eldest son, Robert, and his second wife, Margaret, would fight over the family’s collection of artworks and artifacts. So Paston added a sly element to his will: Upon his death, Margaret would decide how the collection...

      • Photos Of CT Quarries Among 'Quarry' Exhibit At Real Art Ways

        Photos Of CT Quarries Among 'Quarry' Exhibit At Real Art Ways

        Andrew Buck is fascinated by quarries. “They are just this vast open space. It is so quiet. It feels and looks like another planet,” Buck says. “There really isn’t anything you’re likely to come across that looks remotely like this.” The Farmington photographer has spent years creating images of...

          • Deborah Buck's Ink Paintings At Trinity College

            Deborah Buck's Ink Paintings At Trinity College

            When Deborah Buck was at Trinity College in Hartford, one of her textbooks, “Janson’s History of Art,” included no female artists. Art was considered a man’s world even out of the textbooks. “The greatest compliment, in the ’70s, that you could get is ‘you paint like a man’,” Buck says. But Buck...

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              • LGBT Coming-Of-Age Film 'Torrey Pines' In New London

                LGBT Coming-Of-Age Film 'Torrey Pines' In New London

                ‘Torrey Pines” is many things. It’s a transgender-epiphany story. It’s a tale of dealing with parental mental illness. It’s an animated story created from hand-cut paper and puppets. And it’s a live musical event as well as a movie. “Torrey Pines” tells the story of an episode in the childhood...

              • Tal National Performs At Cafe Nine

                Tal National Performs At Cafe Nine

                Tal National is from Niger in north Central Africa. The country’s location gives it cultural ties to both North and West Africa. Fans of desert blues might think they know what to expect from having heard bands like Tinariwen and Bombino, but Tal National brings a different mix to its Saharan sound....

              • Haneef Nelson Quintent Up Next In Jazz Series At HPL

                Haneef Nelson Quintent Up Next In Jazz Series At HPL

                Trumpeter Haneef Nelson has been helping to keep the Hartford jazz scene energized and vibrant for some time now. Raised in Long Island, Nelson has been running the Hartford Jazz Society’s Monday night jams at Black-Eyed Sally’s. Nelson studied with the masters, like Donald Byrd and Hartford legend...

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              • Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                Ooh, la la. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s the French who coined the term, “après-ski” considering they’re among some of the first Europeans to have widely embraced the sport back in the 1900s. “After ski,” as it translates, describes the imbibing, merriment, and social activities that follow...

              • The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

                The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

                With the arrival of November comes colder weather and the first flakes of snow, officially kicking off ski season. While for enthusiasts it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the most expensive, because for the most part, a day on the slopes doesn’t come cheap. There are,...

              • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

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