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Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Yale’s Voynich Manuscript — treatise on magic written in a forgotten language, or one of history’s most elaborate hoaxes?

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EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

Michael Bzdyra, appointed the new Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in March, spoke with Connecticut Magazine in his most extensive interview to date. He talks about the ongoing computer problems, his short- and long-term goals, those wait times, his master's degree controversy and more.

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Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

The legendary singer and civil rights advocate who lived in Danbury will adorn the back of the newly redesigned $5 dollar bill Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Arts & Entertainment

7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

There are many great events in May from Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino to Circus XTREME at the XL Center. Don't miss out!

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Backstage: Mary Beth Peil of 'Good Wife,' Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' & Oscar winner Dianne Wiest

Backstage: Mary Beth Peil of 'Good Wife,' Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' & Oscar winner Dianne Wiest

Who knew there were so many Connecticut ties to "The Good Wife," which ends May 8? Mary Beth Peil is the guv's mum, Bethlehem’s Christine Baranski plays cool partner Diane Lockhart and Roxbury’s Jerry Adler plays frisky coot Howard Lyman.

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Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

Actress and producer Rita Wilson stepped into the music world in 2012. Her new self-titled second album includes all original music.

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Style & Design

Silky (and Safe) Skin by Hartford-Based Company Nzuri Gold

Silky (and Safe) Skin by Hartford-Based Company Nzuri Gold

Hartford-based skin care company, Nzuri Gold, offers all-natural solutions for all skin types

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We're STEPPING OUT again!

We're STEPPING OUT again!

Recent events from around the state include fundraisers at Spotlight Theaters and the Bushnell in Hartford, the 200th anniversary of New Haven's Trinity on the Green church, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts are now available in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood at newly opened Vietnamese restaurant, Nom Eez.

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New England Brewing Co.’s Ultra-Popular G-Bot More Available Than Ever

New England Brewing Co.’s Ultra-Popular G-Bot More Available Than Ever

The renamed and relabeled beer is back and easier to find. Head brewer Matt Westfall tells us about the home brew recipe that inspired the legendary double IPA.

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Craft Cruising: 10 Don't Miss Craft Beer & Wine Events This Month

Craft Cruising: 10 Don't Miss Craft Beer & Wine Events This Month

The coming month will see a variety of beer festivals and dinners as well as wine events and other craft beverage-centric happenings.

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Continental Cuisine With A VUE at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Continental Cuisine With A VUE at Foxwoods Resort Casino

The new VUE 24 at Foxwoods Resort Casino offers high-quality Continental cuisine and panoramic views.

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Health & Science

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven provides support, management of care and prevention services to people living with HIV in New Haven each year.

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OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

When Stamford’s Purdue Pharma released OxyContin they marketed it like no other high-strength painkiller had ever been marketed. Today four out of five new heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers and prescription pill addiction has become a scourge in its own right.

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Earth Day Solar Tour of Passive House

Apr 30, 2016

Ever been in a "Passive House"? They're big in Germany and now Harwinton is home to Connecticut's first certified Passive House. Come learn about how a home can produce more energy than it consumes when pairing a Passive House design with solar panels.  Free admission. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Please let Harwinton’s...

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Overshores Brewery Second Anniversary Party

Apr 30, 2016

Overshores Brewery, the only Belgian style brewery in CT, is hosting a Second Anniversary Party.  Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 12-4 for Brewery Tours, Live Music, Food Trucks, Giveaways and Belgian Beer Specials. Please come celebrate with CT’s only Belgian brewery. Free admission.  Family friendly.

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The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants,

Apr 30, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public and feature a new exhibition entitled, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. This exhibition will open on Oct. 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m. and run through Oct. 30, 2016, with a preview at the LMMM Gala on Oct. 10th, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT....

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Shop, Taste & Sip!

Apr 30, 2016

Join us for a Joy Newton Designs fanciful Spring Pop-up Market at Lost Acres Vineyard! Indulge in delectable creations by a local farm to table chef, select paired wines and seasonally inspired kitchen textiles of Joy Newton. Bring sustainable beauty into your daily lives. Visit us online at: www.joynewtondesigns.com  

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Endangered & Re-envisioned: Iconic Landmarks and Interiors

Apr 30, 2016 - Jul 6, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

In collaboration with the Silvermine School of Art, LMMM will open a new exhibition by artist and professor of photography Bruce Dunbar. The exhibition titled, Endangered & Re-envisioned: Iconic Landmarks and Interiors will open to the public on April 7, 2016, 12-4 p.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT.   Curated by artist and designer Gail...

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The Princess and the Pea

Apr 30, 2016 - May 22, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

When a handsome young prince falls in love with an unknown princess, there is only one way to prove she is true royalty. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, this new retelling of the classic story is filled with music, fun, and a few surprises along the way. Visit MyCabaret.org for more information.

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Earth Day Solar Tour of Passive House

Apr 30, 2016

 Ever Been in a "Passive House"? They're big in Germany--and now Harwinton is home to Connecticut's first certified Passive House. Join us to learn how a home can actually produce more energy than it consumes when pairing a Passive House design with solar panels.  Free Admission. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Please let Harwinton’s...

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Collections of Kevin Rita: Connections From a Life in Art

Apr 30, 2016 - May 22, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Gallery on the Green presents “Collections of Kevin Rita:  Connections From a Life in Art.” On display in upstairs galleries are paintings by Anna Murfin and a contemporary fiber art exhibit. Opening Reception:  Saturday, April 23 6:00-9:00 pm Cost:  Free – open to the public “Collections of Kevin Rita: Connections From a Life in Art” is The...

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Yale Research Study for 6-13 yr olds – Dogs and Robots!

Apr 30, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Do you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13? Join us on the Yale Central Campus for a 1-hour study of how children interact with robots or dogs.  Email us at yaleiilab@gmail.com, or call us at (203) 432-8361 for more information, or to schedule your appointment. Parents are now being paid $15 per child participant.  Children will get a certificate of appreciation, a small toy,...

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Earth Day Solar Tour of Passive House

Apr 30, 2016

Ever been in a "Passive House"? They're big in Germany and now Harwinton is home to Connecticut's first certified Passive House. Come learn about how a home can produce more energy than it consumes when pairing a Passive House design with solar panels.  Free admission. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Please let Harwinton’s...

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