What to buy for your loved ones this holiday season that they couldn't (and maybe already have) gotten themselves online or at a big-box store? Consider a one-of-a-kind gift made by one of these Connecticut artisans whose hand-crafted products include toys, cooking utensils, jewelry and more. (And if you need more ideas, as always you can find some great locally produced options in our annual holiday gift guide.) Plus: We have tips for decorating the holiday table (as well as a tasty Gingerbread spice cake recipe to serve on it), and see our profile of West Hartford native Jessica Rosenworcel, an FCC Commissioner with an unusually high profile who is using her position to try and bridge the digital divide.
In This Issue:
The terms superstar, unapologetic champion and badass woman might not immediately conjure up the image of a federal regulator, but Jessica Rosenworcel has been described in precisely those ways as she continues to break new ground in her role as a member of the FCC.
Meb’s Kitchenwares: Quiet Corner woodworking couple Meb Boden and Tom Vaiciulis make one-of-a-kind, everyday kitchen items
This & That
Collectors routinely pay tens of thousands of dollars for one of Bill Eggers' vintage vehicle reproductions.
In late 1919 a bad batch of booze killed 100—and a Brooklyn gangster got away with it
Where & When
Also: The Love Boat's Ten Lange is back behind the bar at TheaterWorks Hartford's Christmas on the Rocks, and a modern spin on Pride and Prejudice at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
The Last Word
For actor, writer, producer, director and podcaster Illeana Douglass, there's something uniquely magical about film.