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"Guns: A Cabaret" at Summer Theater of New Canaan
12:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret

Cast members rehearse "Guns: A Cabaret" in New York City on Monday evening
Craig LeMoult

Guns and gun control have been a topic of debate in Connecticut and around the nation for the last year and a half or so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, just 25 miles from Newtown, that debate took on a new form – a rock cabaret.  The show was Wednesday night at Summer Theater of New Canaan.

Playwright, composer and director Liz Swados says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.

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Book Review
5:23 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Baby Girl Doe

The author of a new murder mystery, set in Montauk on the east end of Long Island, says woman are "cooler" than men in lead roles.  Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in Baby Girl Doe.

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Overcoming a "sissy" image
6:37 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Badminton woos Americans on Long Island

The Danish Flemming Quach returning a volley at the US badminton championship held at Suffolk County Community College
Credit Charles Lane

The tall and lithe Michelle Li from Toronto dings a goose feathered shuttlecock to and fro in a lazy, backyard barbeque sort of way. The rubber-nosed projectile flies over the net as she takes a dainty step here, a swing of the ponytail there, and then she jumps a foot and half in the air, and…

WHOP

Li hasn't clocked her "smash" but she guesses it's around 200 MPH. This with a racket weighing less than a quarter pound which, perhaps, mischaracterizes the sport in general as non-contact, non-competitive, non-American.

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Replica of historic ship may visit Sailfest
6:25 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Amistad reconsidering skipping trip to New London after Malloy threatens to drop funding

The "Freedom Schooner Amistad" in New Haven
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is threatening to reconsider supporting additional state funding for the replica Amistad slave ship. That’s because the group managing the schooner said it’s planning to skip this weekend's Sailfest in New London.

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Culture
8:04 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Burning of Fairfield

A re-enactor during the Fairfield Museum's Opening Celebration, September, 2007
Credit Fairfield Museum and History Center

On July 7th of 1779, British troops stormed the town of Fairfield, Connecticut. They burned houses, barns and shops to the ground. It was a grim moment in the middle of the American Revolutionary War. Davis Dunavin takes us to the living history of the revolution during a walking tour presented by the Fairfield Museum and History Center on Sunday.

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