February 2018



In Newtown, people still use the shorthand “12/14” when referring to the shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The date signifies everything; there is before, and after. In the five years since, there has been what can feel like an end…

Perhaps more than at any time in the past, mental health and mental illness are in the national conversation. Ailments such as anxiety and depression are being discussed more openly than they ever have. Much of the conversation — on issues of funding, awareness and treatment — has focused on…

Long before the Yale men’s hockey team captured the 2013 national championship and convincingly ended any “biggest win in program history” arguments, a Feb. 18, 1978, game against Boston University was surely at or near the top of the list. The Terriers arrived in New Haven undefeated at 21-…

This Month


Man of Mystery: You could say Ken Ludwig has a thing about mysteries. After all, last fall his play The Game’s Afoot — centering on a murder at the castle-like Connecticut home of Sherlock Holmes actor William Gillette — played the Ivoryton Playhouse. This spring he returns to Holmesian turf…

The Connecticut Table

The moment you enter Lucas Local Oyster Bar and Woodfire Cookery you notice the wood-fire oven. You smell it and feel its warmth, almost like an embrace. As you’re led to your seat you’ll likely see items from the raw bar being brought to a patron.

When people try Maple Craft Foods’ bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup for the first time and taste the all-natural sweetness of the Vermont syrup layered with subtle smoke and caramel flavors imparted by aging in bourbon barrels, their reactions are often visceral, Dave Ackert says.

For Valentine’s Day we’ve taken a closer look at some of our favorite restaurants at hotels. Here you’ll find fancy spots and chic modern lodgings as well as cozy dining rooms in grand old inns. Forget flowers and chocolate, we’re talking caviar and crème brûlée.

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