| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:16 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:13 AM
One of my first visions of New Haven was a hurricane. I was helping a friend move here from Boston, it was 1985, and the hurricane in question was Gloria. We were headstrong youth, and though the forecast was dire we had already the U-Haul, so we plowed...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Since March of 2011, a handful of University of Connecticut students have published The UConn Free Press, an "underground" publication full of anti-authority rants and displays of amateur graphic design. The monthly rag is not only unafraid to put an f-...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:17 PM
The Antlers’ music is ethereal, soulful, righteous and rooted in a special kind of belief system based on helplessness (“I Would Have Saved Her If I Could”), eternal questions (“On an endless ladder, climbing higher”), pain...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 8:17 AM
In the early and mid-20th century, Connecticut had the whole avant-garde dance thing down cold. The state’s lush lawns seemed to grow modern dancers like daisies. Major innovators like Paul Taylor flourished in places like New London, where...
| May 4, 2011
| 8:17 AM
1st) Anna Liffey's Irish Pub
Descend the stairs into Anna Liffey's main dining room and you'll swear you've been transported from the heart of downtown off the historic New Haven Green into that of the Emerald Isle itself. Rustic stone walls, wooden...
| May 10, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Everybody's Talkin' About...
• Mainstream media binges on Osama bin Laden's death. His demise marked with wreath-laying by President Obama at Ground Zero (Gov. Dannel Malloy among those who attended). Al-Qaida agrees he's dead, vows revenge....
| May 4, 2012
| 10:51 AM
1) Taft Apartments
The Taft celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and its staff plans to celebrate all year long. In its days as a hotel in the early part of the 20th Century guests like Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Babe Ruth and Lassie are...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas
June 16-30 at various venues throughout downtown New Haven. A full schedule of the dozens of festival events can be found online or at the Arts & Ideas information booth on New Haven Green during the festival....