| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:09 AM
In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 AM
What is the population of Ireland?
Edward Slater, 32, of West Hartford will never forget that trivia question, the one that kept him from a free trip to said country in the bar-trivia finals at McLadden's in West Hartford.
Being the second closest...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:14 PM
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Where do you do most of your shopping?
Fashionista Vintage and Variety. It's the best place to buy clothes in the city.
What about shopping for burlesque clothes?
I make a lot of my costumes, and the ones I don't make I buy from places like...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Michael Colavolpe, whom many New Haven theatergoers remember as a co-founder of the local Theatremania troupe, which did shows at the old Artspace and elsewhere, 10-25 years ago, plays Bill Austin in the new touring cast of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia. The...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Bethany Menorah Lighting: Dec. 1, 4 p.m. Bethany Town Green, chabadow.org.
West Haven Menorah Lighting: Dec. 2, 4 p.m. West Haven Town Green, Main St., West Haven, chabadow.org.
Ezra Academy's 43rd Annual Hanukkah Production: Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Ezra...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:26 PM
For the second time in two weeks, a Connecticut university has been put on lockdown after officials received an alert about a possible gunman coming to campus.
University of New Haven officials said Tuesday that a suspect was in custody and weapons...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday.
William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
When I was a kid, I collected a line of nature books you could buy at the supermarket.
I remember only one story from the whole series, an essay by a herpetologist doing field work in South America. He found a big brown snake in the jungle, recognized...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:43 AM
A pair of finals-week threats sent shivers through two Boston-area campuses Monday morning, adding to a seemingly ever-growing number of New England universities to face scares over the past two months.
Four buildings on Harvard University's campus in...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...