| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The London Olympics, not to mention the frequent mention of the long-ago Lake Placid Winter Olympics in connection with Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations, has had me reminiscing about a close-to-home Olympian spectacle: the Special Olympics...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jun 20, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Caravan of Thieves
June 23, 7 p.m., free, International Arts & Ideas Festival (opening for Carolina Chocolate Drops), New Haven Green, Elm Street Stage, New Haven, artidea.org
Almost exactly four years ago, when joining the Caravan of Thieves for...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:22 AM
New Haven Green Drinks, New Haven's environmentally-friendly social gathering, meets tonight at the Bourse Co-working Loft from 6-8 p.m. The featured speaker this month is architect and urban planner Robert Orr, FAIA, who'll be presenting "Jobs Oriented...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:18 AM
The Young are a four-piece garage rock band from Austin, TX. They were signed to Matador Records late last year, giving them instant indie credibility whever they go. But they're good too. They've got a lo-fi, aggresive, washed-out sound that's got some...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 11:53 AM
See local band the Ivory Bills perform on the Arts & Ideas stage on the New Haven Green before Roseanne Cash on Saturday, June 30. The Ivory Bills hit the stage at 6 p.m. Give 'em a listen at jamesvelvet.com.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:50 PM
I have no doubt that there were several dozen other such moments. I wasn't at every event in the festival, and...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Here are a few places to enjoy live music outdoors this week:
Gathering of the Vibes, July 19-22, Seaside Park, 1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, gatheringofthevibes.com.
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Hamden Town Center Park, 2761...
| 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-...