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  • 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...
  • 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 Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History

    'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History
    Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
  • In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations. It is a...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • Ahead of Its Time: Mr. Isaac Allen at Lyric Hall Theater on May 20th

    Ahead of Its Time:  Mr. Isaac Allen at Lyric Hall Theater on May 20th
    In the past year, Lyric Hall's defined itself as one of the premiere emerging arts venues for New Haven. The vaudeville-era theater has hosted everything from the New Haven Review's “Silent Movie, Live Music” series to A Broken Umbrella...
  • 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...
  • Police Files

    AREA 1 Volga Drive: A disturbance of the peace was reported in the 7600 block at 3:26 p.m. Friday. The caller reported a neighbor was yelling profanities at her and her boyfriend. The neighbor threw grass over the fence and was also taking video of them....
  • Raymond Clark III, Killer of Yale Student Annie Le, Finally Shows Remorse

    Mug shots capture a bad moment that's usually not the best representation of their subjects. When Steven Hayes was arrested for the 2007 slaying of the Petit family, the police photo of his shaved head, his glower and his bulging neck suggested a ticking...
  • Annie Le's Killer Finally Shows Remorse

    Mug shots capture a bad moment that's usually not the best representation of their subjects. When Steven Hayes was arrested for the 2007 slaying of the Petit family, the police photo of his shaved head, glowing face and bulging neck suggested a ticking...
  • Black History Month in CT

    "Race: The Power of an Illusion" A group discussion centered on the social construction of racial identity. - ¬†University of Connecticut School of Social Work - Thursday, February 2 - 12:45-2:00 p.m. “Negotiating Citizenship: The Politics of...