In This Issue:
The late Lili Chookasian was the rarest of opera talents — a contralto, the lowest female voice. That low voice took her to the heights of the opera world.
There’s never been a better summer to dine al fresco. Here then are the best waterfront wonders, hidden gardens, rocking roof decks, urban oases and more open-air delights the state has to offer. Be sure to enjoy these spots in all their outdoor glory before the season turns.
This & That
In honor of Connecticut Magazine’s 50th anniversary year, throughout 2021 State Historian Walter Woodward is highlighting some of the moments that have helped shaped our state throughout its history.
Nothing could have prepared me for that summer day 25 years ago when my world changed with a phone call.
When you hear the words “world-changing invention,” you think of names like Edison, Bell and the Wright brothers. You think of the light bulb and radio and electric cars. You think of lone inventors or groups experimenting and tinkering, discovering some fundamental truth in the fabric of cr…
Catching up on recent news, people and trends around Connecticut.
Theresa Allen often drives from her home in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Old Lyme to enjoy one of the few public beaches in Connecticut: Sound View, which is only 100 feet long but sees wide use during warm months. “It’s an easy ride, only an hour and 10 minutes,” Allen says as she relaxes…
Where & When
From Egyptian-Roman influences to ’90s pop culture, these creatives are reimagining their mediums.
Our top entertainment picks from around the state.
Over his career, he’s scored hundreds of films, TV shows and documentaries, and produced more than 150 albums, mostly from his home-studio in the woods of Monroe.
Home & Living
Add a little carpet magic to your living space.
In the past couple of years our decks — that place that connects us to nature while still being “home” — have taken on a renewed importance.
The Cornwall home keeps its character while being upgraded for all-season living.
If you're planning to put your home on the market tomorrow, start planning today.
Eat & Drink
This East Granby spot is part beach-themed burrito shop, part coffeehouse with baked goods.
The comfort food favorite is re-created into a vegan and gluten-free version that’s savory and flavorful.
Connecticut members of The Pink Boots Society are dedicated to supporting women in the brewing industry through education and community
Our wine expert takes a close look at three great wines available for sale here in Connecticut.
The thing to know about Sherkaan is everyone involved is trying something new.
Charge your phone to 100 percent before heading here: You’ll be taking a lot of photos.
Here’s a look at some new Connecticut restaurants we’re excited about, from Simsbury to Stamford.
The Last Word
As principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre since 2013, James Whiteside has dazzled audiences with his technique, versatility and sexiness. But the Fairfield-raised artist’s creativity doesn’t stop there. In his alter-persona JbDubs, the 37-year-old is a pop music and video artist; as cra…