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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

Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

The Tort Museum is a surprisingly engaging ode to the rule of law.

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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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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
8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

Chefs across the state are taking to the fields for these mouthwatering events.

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Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Several of the state's top chefs reveal their favorite local ingredients.

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Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut farms are enhancing our local food culture by selling fresh ingredients to restaurants and grocery stores.

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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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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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The Veiled Experience: Symbolism in the Contemporary Art of Cuba

May 2, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

New London, CT. The Veiled Experience, Symbolism in Contemporary Cuban Art, with the work of Havana based artists Ibrahim Miranda and Aliosky Garcia Sosa.  The veil or veiling speaks of disguise, mask and pretense.  The works of Aliosky Garcia-Sosa and Ibrahim Miranda are imbued with the pretense of meaning, veiled is symbolism. Their images serve as lexicon and...

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Zumba Dance Through the Decades

May 2, 2016

Blast from the Past! :) Are you ready for the Ultimate 75min Zumba Party?!! Beyond Fitness brings you “Dancing through the Decades” ♥ Join the BEFIT Team and Special Guest Instructor as they dance it up to some hot tunes. ♥ For some added fun, feel free to dress up in your favorite decade. May 2nd 6:15pm - 7:30pm Door Tickets: FREE Members; $10 Non-Members

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Commotion Potion - Opening reception

May 2, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30th 2016 Show runs April 30 - May 29 Commotion Potion is an exhibition featuring new paintings by Eben Kling. This solo-exhibit is travelling to New London from the Occum Gallery in Providence. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and...

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MxCC Manufacturing Training Center Hosts Open House on May 2

May 2, 2016

Manufacturing continues to be a strong part of Connecticut’s economy, and skilled workers are in demand. To learn how you can train for a career in manufacturing, or increase skills for job advancement, Middlesex Community College welcomes you to an open house at the Manufacturing program’s new home at the recently renovated facility at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden....

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Colony Collapse - Opening reception

May 2, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Colony Collapse Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23 7-10pm Exhibit will be on display at Hygienic Art Galleries till May 21 This exhibit is open to all and free to the public. Colony Collapse brings attention to the disappearance of our world’s honey bees and explores the serious consequences for our environment and humans. The Opening exhibit will feature performance art and...

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Ebony Singers Spring Concert

May 2, 2016

An evening of great gospel music by the 100 members of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. Come to sing, clap, and be encouraged.

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Friends in the Fields

May 2, 2016 - May 28, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

A fun spring exhibition of select historic paintings by four colleagues of the Old Lyme Art Colony: Allen Butler Talcott (1867-1945), Frank A. Bicknell (1866-1943), William S. Robinson (1861-1945) and Wilson H. Irvine (1869-1936).   Opening reception on Thursday, April 21st from 5 – 7 p.m.  On view from April 21 through May 28. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 2, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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New/Now: Clinton Deckert

May 2, 2016 - Jun 7, 2016

Join the Museum in welcoming surreal abstractionist Clinton Deckert to the Cheney Gallery as the next NEW/NOW artist. In discussing his work, Deckert describes his process as “exploratory and spontaneous.” He splashes thin paints or loose ink washes over canvas board, blotting with rags and other materials to allow images to emerge on their own. This process permits Deckert to...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 2, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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