At Long Wharf: Race and real estate on a collision course

Daniel Jenkins, Alice Ripley, Melle Powers, Alex Moggridge, LeRoy McClain, Jimmy Davis and Lucy Owen in a scene from Clybourne Park, playing through June 1 at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven.

Allow one “coloured” family to move into “Clybourne Park” and the real estate value of all the lovely homes in this pearly white region will go down the tubes. That’s what playwright Bruce Norris’ character Karl (Alex Moggridge) maintains in the first act, of “Clybourne Park” which takes place ...

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A healthier twist on Bolognese sauce

A healthier twist on Bolognese sauce.

The traditional Bolognese Sauce is a tomato-based meat sauce that is simmered with carrots, onions and celery. The recipe originated in Bologna, Italy, and is most often called a ragu. The most popular story is that in 1982 a recipe was registered with the Academia Italiana Della Cucina and is ...

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DEEP Completes 2013 Catfish Stockings

Channel catfish.

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that 21,000 channel catfish were stocked into 20 lakes and ponds located throughout the state on Tuesday, May 28. These stockings mark the seventh year that the DEEP has released catfish into state waters.  ...

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Wedding traditions are past perfect in ‘Black Tie’

Alisson Wood, Janet Rathert and David Victor in a scene from ‘Black Tie’ at Square One Theatre Company in Stratford.

Anyone planning or going to a wedding must see A.R.Gurney’s “Black Tie” at the Square One Theatre Company in Stratford. Even though Gurney has dipped his pen in his indelible “WASPish” fare, this play’s reach extends far beyond the traditions of “White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.” With director ...

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Reflecting on rhubarb: A unique taste of spring

Rhubarb is one of the joys of spring.

Enjoying seasonal fruits and vegetables is a natural and harmonic way to nourish the body and the spirit. Here in New England, gardens are yielding the delicious flavors of spring, such as asparagus, herbs, lettuces and rhubarb. Also known as pieplant, rhubarb is a cook’s dream ingredient. ...

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Connecticut DEEP May 16 Fishing Report

Striped Bass

Following is the weekly Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report, fourth of the season, issued May 16.   INLAND REPORT TROUT Rivers & streams — Conditions should be good for the weekend. Last week’s rains and some cool overnight temperatures earlier this week have refreshed streams, although ...

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At Any Price: Thoughtful study of fathers and children

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new drama starring Dennis Quaid, At Any Price.   Any father has dreams of the worlds he can create for his children. Perhaps, at times, we... Read More