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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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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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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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Vincent Baldassano’s Vibrant Abstract Art Exhibited in Pegasus Gallery

Apr 29, 2016 - May 16, 2016

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

The vibrant “Works on Paper” exhibit of distinguished Connecticut artist Vincent Baldassano is on display at MxCC’s Pegasus Gallery now through May 16.  Working in abstract mediums - encaustic, oil, acrylic, mixed media, fresco, casein, egg tempera – Baldassano’s bold art has been shown in national and international exhibitions.  His work is in the...

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Friends in the Fields

Apr 29, 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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"Anne of Green Gables" at WCSU

Apr 29, 2016 - May 8, 2016

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 27, 28, 30, May 7; 8 p.m. on April 29; 2 p.m. matinees on April 30, May 1, 7 and 8. John Hickok will direct. 

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Pastels class

Apr 29, 2016 - May 27, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Open to all artists, all levels, interested in learning the basics while developing their own artistic style. Work may be developed from still life or landscape of your preference. Instructor: Joann Ballinger Fridays, 9am-12pm, March 25 - May 27 To register for this class, please contact Joann directly at (860) 886-0366 or joannballinger@sbcglobal.net.

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting

Apr 29, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build...

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New/Now: Clinton Deckert

Apr 29, 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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