Culture

100 gathered at a Southport sports bar
6:24 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup viewing parties proliferate in the region as US advances in Brazil

WSHU's Ebong Udoma talking with US soccer fan Daniel Goldman of Redding, Conn, outside a World Cup viewing party at the Horseshoe Cafe in Southport, Conn, on Thursday June 26, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

World Cup viewing parties filled restaurants and sports bars in the region at lunchtime on Thursday as the U.S. took on Germany in their final group match. 

 

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Book Review
10:05 am
Thu June 26, 2014

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense

Greenwich, Connecticut Author M.J. Rose has written a new story which, according to arts critic Joan Baum, is well-deserving of its subtitle, A Novel of Suspense.

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World Cup Village in downtown New Haven
12:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

World Cup fever grips New Haven, Conn, at outdoor viewing party at Pitkin Plaza

Soccer fans watching the Brazil Croatia opening match of the 2014 World Cup on TV screens outdoors at Pitkin Plaza in downtown New Haven on Thursday June 12 2013.
Credit Ebong Udoma

As World Cup fever grips the globe, fans in New Haven, Connecticut are watching the matches live outdoors on large TV screens in a downtown courtyard. The courtyard called Pitkin Plaza is now known as New Haven’s World Cup Village.  Host country Brazil took on Croatia in the opening match.

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book review
9:24 am
Fri May 30, 2014

In Paradise

Connecticut and Long Island have been home to some world renowned figures. Arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book by one of them...a man who was co-founder of The Paris Review, a political activist, Zen teacher and National Book Award winner for both fiction and non-fiction.

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Environmentalists ask beach-goers to keep distance
4:49 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Start of beach season coincides with nesting of threatened water birds

Piping plovers lay their eggs on the beach
Credit Audubon Connecticut

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of beach season. It’s also a critical time for nesting water birds in the region. Environmentalists are asking beach-goers to protect the birds by keeping their distance.

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