| 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...
| 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....
| 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 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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Q. How many Jews in Germany have been killed or have committed suicide in the last seven or eight years? L.H.
A. Since 1933, 20,000 Jews are reported to have committed suicide and 8,000 to have been murdered by the Nazis.
Question & Answer column of The...
| 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 19, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Moe's Southwest Grill celebrates Free Queso Day today, Sept. 19, by giving away free 6-ounce cups of its cheese to customers all day. No purchase is necessary.
Moe's has locations throughout Connecticut, in Bristol, Enfield, Fairfield, Glastonbury,...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Tony-Award winner Debbie Gravitte (“Jerome Robbins Broadway”) and Broadway conductor Todd Ellison (“Annie” revival, “Spamalot”) are featured in “The Great American Songbook” Pops concert by The New Haven...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:25 PM
It is easy to say there is no place safe anymore. Can't go to the mall now without thinking about Kenya. Can't go to a marathon without thinking about Boston.
Can't go to the movies without thinking about Aurora.
Can't go in a plane without thinking...