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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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Colorblends House & Spring Garden

May 2, 2016 - May 15, 2016

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

This April the Colorblends House & Spring Garden in Bridgeport will open again for six weeks. More than 35,000 spring bulbs were planted over the last two years to create a beautiful spring display of flowerbulbs. The garden is a collaboration between COLORBLENDS and Dutch designer Jacqueline van der Kloet. Its purpose is to show how bulbs can be used to create a beautiful spring...

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Sara Walker Nursery School registration is in full swing!

May 2, 2016 - Jun 1, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Community. Caring. Respect. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School offers preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4 and pre-K, with flexible scheduling and extended days. Set on the spacious, park-like grounds of Temple Sinai in North Stamford, our nursery school is recognized for its outstanding Jewish curriculum, its excellent staff, and its commitment to the highest educational and...

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The Mayor's Gallery presents

May 2, 2016 - Jun 27, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Mayor’s Gallery presents                     Information: 203 858 3082           Maureen Renahan Krinsley, “FLOW IN LIGHT”          Abstract landscapes inspired by memories and experiences...

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Clocks: Objects of Art, Keepers of Time

May 2, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

To coincide with the 2016 Connecticut Spring Antique show, the CHS is organizing a display of shelf clocks from its collection. The exhibit will feature early models made by Eli Terry and Seth Thomas, including the prototype of Eli Terry’s shelf clock patented in 1816.

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May Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

May 2, 2016 - May 7, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly announces the return of the iconic American artist, Peter Max. His exhibit “Journey through the Career of a Pop Culture Icon” will run April 30 to May 7. Peter Max will make two special appearances, which are complimentary and open to the public. RSVP required: Thursday, May 5 from 6-9pm and Saturday, May 7 from 4-7pm. To RSVP, call (866) 900-6699...

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"95th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition" and "Body Language"

May 2, 2016 - Jun 3, 2016

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

The Lyme Art Association presents the annual showcase of the best new works of art by Elected Artists Members. These artists are professionals of note and significance whose works are known, collected, and exhibited throughout the country, as well as along the Shoreline.  Body Language, displaying artwork based on the human figure in all its forms, runs concurrent with the Elected Artist...

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The Artists of Gallery One and Friends at Guilford Art Center

May 2, 2016 - May 15, 2016

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

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member artists, include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Gray Jacobik, Rick Lacey, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers,...

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INVADERS!

May 2, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Opening April 1st, the Connecticut River Museum’s latest exhibit INVADERS: They come by Air, Land, and Water focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs, told through fantastic artwork, specimens, and a videography among other means.  The exhibit will be accompanied by several related lectures throughout the...

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'Jill Moser: Paintings & Prints

May 2, 2016 - May 28, 2016

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

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming solo exhibition “Jill Moser: Paintings & Prints” to be held April 16-May 28.   An opening reception will be held for the artist on Thursday, April 21st, 5-7pm.   Explosions of gesture, line and color come together on grounds that are deceivingly plain suggesting empty space.  Closer inspection,...

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Art Explorers (Ages 6-8)

May 2, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

Every Saturday, students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art. New themes will be explored each month with different projects weekly. Artist Suzy Jorsey Balay leads Art Explorers. Suzy is a fiber artist who hand spins wool, knits and sews and had received her BFA from Paier College of Art. She has been a dedicated teacher of...

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