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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth Alexander's Poems Explore the Black American Experience

    Elizabeth Alexander writes poems of elegant simplicity about the black American experience. Author of five books of poetry and two books of essays and chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale, she’s probably best known for her poem...
  • 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...
  • Aplicaciones para los enamorados y también para los amargados

    Tanto ha avanzado la tecnología y tanta es la fiebre de las redes sociales que hasta el propio Cupido decidió dejar de andar volando por ahí, como sin rumbo, y cambió el arco y las flechas por una tableta repleta de aplicaciones o "apps". Y es que hoy en...
  • Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding

    Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding
    Leaders in Connecticut's arts community were stunned Wednesday over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1. The proposed cuts have raised concern as more than 20 different programs have a...
  • Malloy Reverses Position On Arts Funding

    Malloy Reverses Position On Arts Funding
    Under pressure from the state's arts community, Gov.Dannel P. Malloyreversed positions Thursday and will restore funding to numerous organizations — 80 percent of their previous year's amount plus money to be allocated through a competitive process....