Grab your NPR tote bag, the Arts & Ideas Festival is back in town!

It’s June! The annual moment all twenty-something students leave town and considerably increase the average age of residents and the moment the Arts and Ideas Festival decides it’s not old enough and puts in place a program to attract 80-somethings to go wild on the green. The official name is actually “The International Festival of … Read more

My Experience Flying Tweed to Chicago

Avelo Airplane

In Fall 2021, Avelo Airlines arrived in New Haven’s Tweed Airport, replacing American Airlines service to Philadelphia and then other, more expensive places from Philadelphia. Avelo came to New Haven with promises of all of the wonderful parts of Florida you could see. Tampa! Orlando! Miami! Well, Fort Lauderdale. Miami-ish! In a moment of clear … Read more

Why Connecticut Beaches Are Better Than Rhode Island Beaches

Whenever someone asks, “What’s the best beach in Connecticut,” the predictable beach snob response is, “Go to Rhode Island.” After all, Connecticut’s water isn’t even technically the ocean. It’s an estuary. It connects to both rivers and the Atlantic Ocean. Unlike Rhode Island, which gets pure ocean, despite not being an Island at all. Before you … Read more

Episode 39: David Valentino

Colin Josh and Dave

Local New Haven history buff/gay citizen David Valentino comes in to talk economic redevelopment and life in New Haven in general.

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My Favorite Veggie Dishes in New Haven

Child holding vegetables

Being a vegetarian is hard, which is why I only do it sometimes, when I feel like it. But not every bar and restaurant provides fantastic vegetarian options. For many pubs, you’ll be lucky to get a veggie burger which disintegrates when you glance at it or a quesadilla which makes your seasonal depression come … Read more