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.

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 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.

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Friday | September 9, 2016

September 8, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks- "Imagine downtown drivers pulling into parking garages instead of first circling the block looking for spots. Imagine that inside these garages parkers also pick up locally grown fruits and vegetables or read poetry on the walls. These were just a few of the ideas that flowed along with the beer at BAR Tuesday evening during a Go New Haven Go "Transportation on Tap" event where a panel talked about ways to reimagine the most ubiquitous of public spaces-the parking space. Pickett.
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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.

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September 1, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "New Haven’s most sartorially-minded can stop holding their breath for at least one big surprise in fall fashion: at Friday’s Design On9 “First Friday” showcase and fashion show in the Ninth Square, Neville Wisdom’s first standardized bridesmaid dresses will hit the runway. Earlier this week, Wisdom took a moment to talk about the new line and his hopes for the show, weaving through bolts of fabric and plus-size mannequins in his Westville studio as he spoke.
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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.

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Tuesday | August 9, 2016

August 8, 2016, by Aliyya Swaby- "Alex Dakoulas recognized the cursive letters outlined in orange and blue on major clothing retailer Wet Seal’s website, and realized: his store had been ripped off.Wet Seal was selling an iron-on patch that used the exact design of independent artist Vaughn Fender — an exclusive design found only at Dakoulas’ store Strange Ways in Westville.Dakoulas and Fender had collaborated on the patch, which reads “Oh Yeah” in bright script, and sold nearly 100 in a limited run by early summer.Dakoulas immediately took to social media to protest the knock-off item fo
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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.

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Thursday | July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "An unveiling party was held Friday at the mural’s site on Valley and Blake Streets to welcome the 12 by 150-foot-long mural, and to say goodbye to itinerate, international muralist and fine artist Faring Purth, who worked for nearly two weeks under cover of darkness to produce the monumental piece.A group of children skip along the image of an elongated, reclining figure, as if swept up by a magical energy field.

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Tuesday | July 5, 2016

July 4, 2016, by Jason C. Diaz - Designing your own clothing can come naturally, when the trade is picked up due to necessity. Neville Wisdom was raised in Windsor Castle, an area of Saint Mary, Jamaica. Wisdom describes his family as having been “poor” when he was young but uses the word only for lack of a better term, because he says from his perspective, “I was fortunate to grow up in the way that I did, because all of what one would consider ‘bad,’ are actually the very things that have kept me so motivated,” Wisdom said.
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