September 14, 2016, by Veena McCoole- "New Haven-based independent boutique Strange Ways held its first vendor market last Saturday. The boutique's "Flair Fair," which took place in Lyric Hall on Whalley Avenue, showcased a variety of vintage trinkets alongside items from a dozen independent designers and sellers. With New Haven-made wares as well as objects from further afield, the event's affordable price point attracted indie enthusiasts from across the Northeast, according to organizers and attendees.
Thursday | September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "This coming Sunday, at 3 p.m., musicians Ignacy Gaydamovich, Cihan Yücel and Gary Capozziello will sit down on Lyric Hall‘s intimate stage. Gaydamovich, possibly resting his cello for a moment against his knees, will introduce the bill: Sergey Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata, followed by Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2. Yücel, on piano, and Capozziello, on violin, perhaps will nod knowingly. Then a wild, Russian-induced magic will explode from each of them.
Monday | September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "It was the end of the world and Brian Robinson, bouncing up and down in a flower-dotted yellow dress on the cusp on his 41st birthday, knew it. Behind him, a string quartet played on, rap-tap-tapping drums carrying its members toward a big finale. Before him, a a packed Lyric Hall was rising to its feet, audience members old and young bobbing to R.E.M. as he jumped off the stage and into a frenzied, lovable sort of mosh-pit-meets-dance-hall.
September 9, 2016, by Allan Appel- "Barbara Marks‘s new paintings are attired in bright, warm colors and shapes that seem to invite you into the room to hear what they’re saying to each other. She has an idea what they’re chattering about, but she’s not about to tell you. That’s your job. You can get close to the conversation on Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DaSilva Gallery on Whalley Avenue in Westville, where Marks is hosting the opening reception of her show, which runs through Oct.
Friday | September 9, 2016
Friday | September 2, 2016
August 31, 2016, by Daniel Shkolnik- "After three intense days decorating wedding cakes in her New York City shop, Ana De Los Angeles’s father came to her while she was falling asleep. This didn’t much surprise her, though perhaps it should have. Her father died when she was 13 years old. Exhausted, De Los Angeles asked her father if she’d always be working herself so hard. Her father told her that there would always be work to do-such was life-but one day she wouldn’t be decorating wedding cakes. Instead she’d own a different kind of business.
Thursday | August 11, 2016
August 10, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks- "Instead of zooming by as usual, drivers approached with caution a new square island in the middle of the street just a few feet away from the intersection of Chapel Street at Alden Avenue. That new driving pattern is just what the city's engineer, traffic chief and nearby neighbors had in mind.
Tuesday | August 9, 2016
Friday | July 22, 2016
July 21, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "Design Monsters’ George Corsillo, a self-described “font freak,” has earned a book jacket design credit for“YUGE!” (30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump), a timely new anthology by nationally syndicated Doonesburycartoon creator and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau. Corsillo and his wife Susan McCaslin are partners at Design Monsters, a graphic design studio located in New Haven’s Westville neighborhood. Corsillo has been colorizing Trudeau’s long-running Doonesbury Sunday strip since 2001.