| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Put an alien on the flier. That’s how you get New Haven musician Jose Oyola to go to your show.
“If it has an alien on it, I’m there,” Oyola said.
Space is the place for Oyola, whose band the Astronauts headline Spacetron, a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Fifty years ago, my childhood buddies and I would pluck dandelions from the green grass, hold them close to our lips and blow.
As the white puffs sailed into the wind, we'd make a wish.
We were all colored boys and I don't recall the things we...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The word "nigger" keeps dancing on the high wire of the circus of race in America.
Paula Deen, Rachel Jeantel, Riley Cooper have sparked all matter of debate this summer about who can and cannot say the word and whether it is ever right, regardless....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:25 PM
She was sitting quietly on a Connecticut Transit bus in Hamden last year, talking on her cell.
A man got up as the bus pulled up to a stop. As he passed, he snatched the phone from the woman's hand and jumped off just before the bus pulled away from the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
8:30 p.m. July 12 at the Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden. (203) 288-6400, spacelandballroom.com. With The Mountain Movers, Jounce and the Backyard Committee.
7 p.m. July 13 at the Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Connecticut legislative leaders are just pleased as punch that Gov. Dannel Malloy has now signed a bill that appears to require foods with genetically modified organisms to be labeled so consumers know what they're buying.
Except it doesn't require...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:15 AM
w/ Mike Doughty, June 20, 8 p.m., $25, Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, manicproductions.org.
A series of drenched Connecticut spring days has forced me to realize — pace, Decemberists fans — there's no better rainy-...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Summer is coming. I mean, we think it's at least on its way. Spring has gotten hot enough to fake us out a couple times, but it's June and we're still seeing 40s on our thermometers, so no one's fooling us. But, as is typical in New England, we could...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A scientific poll conducted by Quinnipiac University of Hamden, Conn. found what I consider a surprising level of support for increasing the rate of Pennsylvania’s gasoline tax to help raise revenue for the state’s crumbling bridges and roads....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
"I want to say I'm truly sorry for the mistakes I've made in my life," said former state Sen. Ernie Newton as he campaigned to regain his old seat last May. Those mistakes were spelled out in the corruption charges that landed Newton in prison in 2005....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:10 PM
New Morning Market in Woodbury, has set up a "snowflake making station" in their cafe' through Jan. 12, where the community can come make paper snowflakes. The snowflakes will be then used to decorate Sandy Hook Elementary School's new location in Monroe....