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  • Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat

    Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat
    I have been aboard the sailing ship Amistad several times recently here in Puerto Rico and she looked better than she has in years — despite the recent controversy surrounding her not being in Connecticut waters after receiving millions in state...
  • Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad

    Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad
    There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven. Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • L.A. Salsa Congress gives bachata room to dance

    L.A. Salsa Congress gives bachata room to dance
    Salsa dancers know that it's crucial to have a partner with good rhythmic chemistry. The same could be said of salsa music, a flamboyant genre that can be picky about sharing the floor with others. So it's noteworthy that at the 15th annual L.A. Salsa...
  • The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film

    The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film
    Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the use of the N-word in his new film “Django Unchained,” which is also probably one of the best films ever made about American slavery. Comedian Katt Williams threatened to punch Tarantino. Spike...
  • New Haven Turns 375 Today!

    New Haven Turns 375 Today!
    New Haven’s 375th birthday is today. The area was settled on April 24, 1638. A lot has happened since. The city is celebrating the milestone in a number of ways, none of them as lavish or as hyped as, say, its 350th anniversary celebration, but...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...
  • Anuncia marcha pro reforma migratoria y activistas pedirán ayuda a senador Marco Rubio

    Anuncia marcha pro reforma migratoria y activistas pedirán ayuda a senador Marco Rubio
    Todo parece indicar que las comunidades en favor de la reforma migratoria no van a descansar hasta que logren su cometido. Luego de una serie de marchas a nivel nacional, líderes comunitarios del sur de Florida visitarán la oficina del senador Marco...
  • Four Demonstrators Arrested Outside Hartford Immigration Deportation Hearing

    Four people protesting against the deportation of Josemaria Islas were arrested for blocking the doorway to the federal court building in Hartford Thursday. Islas has become a symbol of what's wrong with U.S. immigration policy under President Obama's...
  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway." "It's all in...
  • Vivian Nabeta Named New Haven Director of Arts, Culture, Tourism

    Vivian Nabeta is the new director of arts, culture, and tourism for New Haven. Nabeta succeeds Barbara Lamb, who retired last fall. Nabeta’s position is within the city’s Economic Development Administration. Nabeta, the previous membership...