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  • 'Daphne Taylor: Quilt Drawings' at Reynolds Fine Art

    'Daphne Taylor: Quilt Drawings' at Reynolds Fine Art
    If you have attended services at a Quaker meeting house, you will immediately feel at home when you walk into Reynolds Fine Art in New Haven. Here, through Dec. 3, you will find the serene and beguiling "quilt drawings" of Daphne Taylor. She calls them "quilt drawings" but the drawing itself is made with thread on the surface of her fabric creations. It's a hybrid art form, of sorts, but one that seems to come naturally to Taylor.
  • Gene Estess dies at 78; left Wall Street to help New York's homeless

    Gene Estess, a broker who gave up the pay and perks of Wall Street for a second career helping New York City's homeless, has died. He was 78. He died April 9 at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to his wife, Pat Schiff Estess. The cause was lung...

    Hyde5: How I became a sportswriter

    Hyde5: How I became a sportswriter
    1. Alonzo Mourning spoke recently upon being elected into the Hall of Fame about the influence of John Thompson, his Georgetown coach. Thompson took a kid full of anger, taught him to be a man and helped him down the lane to personal achievement, Mourning...

    Retailers contort brick-and-mortar experience to fit phone-sized space

    Diamond retailer Blue Nile prides itself on being one of the pioneers of e-commerce, but its first inkling that smartphones would bring yet another revolution to the online marketplace took the company completely by surprise. In 2009, a buyer sitting...

    Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed patterns in TV smoking...