Culture http://wshu.org en Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret http://wshu.org/post/discussing-guns-new-forum-rock-cabaret <p>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.&nbsp; The show was Wednesday night at <a href="http://stonc.org/">Summer Theater of New Canaan</a>.</p><p>Playwright, composer and director <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethSwados">Liz Swados</a> says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:21:05 +0000 Craig LeMoult 21240 at http://wshu.org Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret Baby Girl Doe http://wshu.org/post/baby-girl-doe <p>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.&nbsp; Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in <em>Baby Girl Doe</em>.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:23:23 +0000 Joan Baum 21011 at http://wshu.org Baby Girl Doe Badminton woos Americans on Long Island http://wshu.org/post/badminton-woos-americans-long-island <p>The tall and lithe&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/miichelleli">Michelle Li</a>&nbsp;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…</p><p>WHOP</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:37:01 +0000 Charles Lane 20466 at http://wshu.org Badminton woos Americans on Long Island Amistad reconsidering skipping trip to New London after Malloy threatens to drop funding http://wshu.org/post/amistad-reconsidering-skipping-trip-new-london-after-malloy-threatens-drop-funding <p>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 <a href="http://www.sailfestnl.org/">Sailfest</a> in New London.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:25:02 +0000 Craig LeMoult 20470 at http://wshu.org Amistad reconsidering skipping trip to New London after Malloy threatens to drop funding Burning of Fairfield http://wshu.org/post/burning-fairfield <p></p><p>On July 7th of <u>1779</u>, 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.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:04:19 +0000 Davis Dunavin 20222 at http://wshu.org Burning of Fairfield