| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Jose Maria Islas and Clayton Richard Gordon wouldn't seem to have all that much in common.
One is Hispanic, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who lives in New Haven and works at a factory in Hamden. The other is black, arrived in this country...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Listening to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak about the choice of whether to look at the negative or find the positive during life's challenging moments, I thought of the persistent news about young people killing themselves and others over...
| Oct 31, 2013
John Ginnetti describes the sandwiches at his new Meat & Co. as "almost like cocktails on bread" – a fitting description from the owner of one of the state's most innovative cocktail lounges.
Meat & Co., a new "sandwich counter" tucked into an...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president.
Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:03 PM
ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon recently offered this on his show, "Pardon the Interruption": "I, like a whole lot of people, use the 'n-word' all day, every day my whole life."
He said this not so much as a revelation, but a declaration. He said it with...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Betsy Fox lived in New Haven's Wooster Square neighborhood for two years, in the '80s. She considered it "a very liveable neighborhood" where there was always something interesting going on.
However, it wasn't until she was asked to co-curate a...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Hamden Art League's Silverbells exhibit opens Wednesday, Dec. 18, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and run until Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden. This is a postponement from the original date, Dec....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A multi-genre category like R&B/Soul/Funk cries out for a rule-breaking, wide-ranging, all-encompassing winner, and Fake Babies is the real thing. The self-described "dirty soul music group" records complex studio collages of sensitive...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:33 AM
The local small theater season has kicked in bigtime this month, well before some of the big regional theaters get going. Last weekend was the first weekend of The Specials, a new play by local British playwright Steve Bellwood. The show—a dark...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:18 PM
HARTFORD — Spurred by the threat that a congressional showdown over Obamacare will shut down the federal government, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget director asked heads of state agencies Tuesday for contingency plans by Oct. 1 on how to maintain...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:18 AM
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents “U-Phoria,” an exhibit of work by artists who are part of the Arts Council Visual Arts Advisory Group.
This is by Hayward Gatling.
The show is at Perspectives … The Gallery at Whitney...