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Susan Dunne


Susan Dunne is a staff writer with a weekly focus on local arts and entertainment news. Her focus ranges from art and historical exhibits, film festivals, books releases with a local connection, Connecticut residents appearing on reality TV, or any other topic of interest to readers. Dunne is a Anaheim, Calif., native. She has a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from California State University at Fullerton. Dunne came to The Courant in 1989, starting as full-time news desk copy editor before moving to the features copy desk. Later, she became a part-time writer as well focused on indie films before becoming a full-time arts writer. 

Recent Articles

  • Biopic 'Mr. Turner' Part Of Arts & Ideas

    Biopic 'Mr. Turner' Part Of Arts & Ideas

    As part of New Haven’s annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Yale Center for British Art on Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18 will present two screenings of "Mr. Turner," the 2014 biopic of British "painter of light" J.M.W. Turner, and a talk with one of the world’s most well-respected...

  • Freak Show Opens 'Side Show' Exhibit At Yale

    Freak Show Opens 'Side Show' Exhibit At Yale

    Coney Island amusement park had a sideshow. And the Wadsworth Atheneum’s upcoming Coney Island exhibit has a side show, too. The Atheneum in Hartford will open "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008" on Jan. 31. Meanwhile, an exhibit called "Side Show" has debuted at the Yale...

  • Big E Celebrates 1964 N.Y. World's Fair

    Big E Celebrates 1964 N.Y. World's Fair

    The New York World's Fair came to Flushing Meadows in 1964 and 1965, and then it was gone forever. Unlike Disneyland, which can be visited again and again, the World's Fair lives on only in the memories of those who attended. Michael Jacobson and Bill Cotter were two of those attendees, and they...