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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
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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CT Blind Beer Awards Crowns IPAs from Back East, New England & Beer’d

CT Blind Beer Awards Crowns IPAs from Back East, New England & Beer’d

The results of the first-ever Blind Beer Awards were announced Saturday afternoon before a sold -crowd at the Blind Rhino in Norwalk.

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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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“Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place”

Apr 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016

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

“Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place” is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created for the Wesleyan campus through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteiza. “Wes Out-Loud” invites the audience to experience Wesleyan as a scenographic space by inserting new narratives into everyday sites. The juxtaposition of place...

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Happy Hour at Three Figs!

Apr 28, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016

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

Enjoy our happy hour specials every Monday-Friday from 3-5pm!  Apps: 2 Pulled pork sliders with fries $5 Sweet chili boneless wings $6 Three Figs Meatballs $5 Buffalo Shrimp $6 Drinks:  Fig Cosmo $5 Three Figs Sangria $5 Tropical Margarita $5 Ruby Red Gimlet $5  Wine:  $5 House wine: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Beer:  Sam Seasonal...

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The Veiled Experience: Symbolism in the Contemporary Art of Cuba

Apr 28, 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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INVADERS Lecture Series #1- WATER

Apr 28, 2016

In the first of our lecture series accompanying the INVADERS! exhibit, conservationist Judy Preston will speak about aquatic invasive species (including water chestnut and asian milfoil) and their impact on the Connecticut River. Judy Preston currently works with the Long Island Sound Study and the Connecticut Council on Soil and Water Conservation.  In past, Judy has worked with...

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Music Haven's NHSO Showcase

Apr 28, 2016

"Music Haven's NHSO Showcase" April 28, 2016 6:00 PM Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven, CT 06510 Music Haven’s promising young students will perform in the upper lobby of the historic Shubert Theater just before the New Haven Symphony Orchestra presents “Chichester Psalms.” Admission: $15-$69, available at http://shubert.com...

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Collegium Musicum

Apr 28, 2016

Collegium Musicum presents a program of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history.  

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Spirit of Hope 2016

Apr 28, 2016

Liberation Programs' signature event, Spirit of Hope, is held each year to provide important resources such as housing, mental health services, effective treatment alternatives and other support services that enable individuals and families to begin new lives and sustain lifelong recovery. Proceeds from Spirit of Hope events helped create Gini’s House - 18...

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Tour of France Wine Dinner

Apr 28, 2016

Take a delicious culinary journey to France on April 28 without leaving Connecticut. Join acclaimed Chef Carole Peck and Wine Educator Jim Brewer of the Winebow Group, whose portfolio contains the finest distinctive wines from around the world, for a Tour of France Wine Dinner at Good News Café. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and opens with tantalizing passed hors d’oeuvres,...

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Colony Collapse - Opening reception

Apr 28, 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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Danbury Raid and The Battle of Compo Talk at the Westport Historical Society

Apr 28, 2016

The British Are Coming … to the Westport Historical Society! On Thursday, April 28, WHS will host a lecture from 7 to 8 pm on marking the 239th anniversary of Tryon’s Raid, the Revolutionary War engagement that began with 1,800 British troops landing at Compo Beach. As many Westport residents may know, the four-day raid, which started on April 25, 1777, saw the British...

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