Culture

Avoiding the crowd for the noise
11:55 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Watching the planes but not the air show

A record number of people attended this weekend's Bethpage air show at Jones Beach. But some skipped the crowds and went to Republic Airport instead. WSHU’s Gabrielle Fonrouge went to find out why. 

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Book Review
10:47 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Everything to Lose

Arts critic Joan Baum has a review of a thriller that brings together a lot of events and places in the New York-Connecticut region.

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Ilya Yakushev
2:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Romantic Rachmaninoff with Ilya Yakushev

Ilya Yakushev

Dynamic pianist Ilya Yakushev joins the New Haven Symphony as the soloist in Rachmaninoff's lush, Romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, Thursday evening, May 15, in New Haven, and Saturday May 17 in Worchester, MA. Kate Remington talked with Ilya about how inspirational this concerto is.  

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After miraculous innovation, tragic loss
9:50 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

New book details the triumphs and hubris of Wright brothers

The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?

Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.

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Metro-North discontinues bar cars
3:30 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Last call on the New Haven Line bar car

Commuters on the last bar car on Metro-North's New Haven line
Credit Davis Dunavin

Bar cars used to be a staple of American train travel, but they’ve been disappearing from commuter rails in recent years. Davis Dunavin rode the last bar car to leave New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Friday.

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