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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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INVADERS!

Apr 29, 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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Homegrown: From the Hartford Art School at Wesleyan Potters Gallery

Apr 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016

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

March 30- May 1, 2016 Hartford Art School Ceramics Alumni, Casey Hanrahan, Elyse Cote, Aly Yote Leone, Rachel Rubenbauer, Lauren Young, Natalie Pittman, Deanna Johnson, Max Sienfeld and George Hakkila. Opening Reception, Thursday, March 31, 5-7pm. Wesleyan Potters/350 S Main St, Route 17/Middletown, CT   Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, (Thursdays till 6);...

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21st Century Works

Apr 29, 2016 - Aug 9, 2017

The New Britain Museum of American Art’s construction of a new wing has given the Museum a unique opportunity to reassess the layout of our galleries and significantly increase the artworks from our permanent collection on view. As part of the transition to our new, expanded facility, we are very excited to unveil the revamped McKernan Gallery in late summer, which will now showcase...

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Art Explorers (Ages 6-8)

Apr 29, 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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'Jill Moser: Paintings & Prints

Apr 29, 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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Exhibit: America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

Apr 29, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

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

ports and recreation are universal experiences. Whether we make it to the big leagues or never leave our backyards, these activities play important roles in our lives. They help us form connections with family, friends, and neighbors. Activities encourage us to move, to think, and to interact with our surroundings. The Litchfield Historical Society’s new exhibit America’s Pastimes:...

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Personal Visions

Apr 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016

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

See the PERSONAL VISIONS of artists Tom Edwards and Joe Saccio at New Haven’s Kehler Liddell Gallery, from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 29, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, May 1 from 3:00 - 6:00pm. Featured pieces pay homage to Italian painter Piero Della Francesca and author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in this eclectic collection of Edwards’ paintings, drawings and...

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Boundary Conditions

Apr 29, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

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

Artist Soo Sunny Park transforms the Museum’s Lewitt Family Staircase into a sea of dancing light, reflection, and shadow. The installation floats above the staircase landing, altering its space with natural light and creating a new experience for visitors each time.

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NEW/NOW: Clinton Deckert

Apr 29, 2016 - Jun 7, 2016

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

Explore the surreal world of the NBMAA’s NEW/NOW artist Clinton Deckert. Based in Southington, CT, Deckert produces implied images that allow the viewer’s imagination to take over through an “exploratory and spontaneous” process. What will you find within his works?

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Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding

Apr 29, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

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

Challenging what it means to be a landscape artist today, Eric Aho incorporates historical research and personal relationships into his work. Aho breaks from traditional portraiture by representing the landscape in a dynamically abstract form. The exhibition showcases a suite of recent works, some of which are on public view for the very first time—be among the first to view Aho’s...

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