Arts & Culture


  • Taking the Stage 

    Jacob Padrón plans dramatic changes for New Haven theater By Frank Rizzo Jacob G. Padrón stands outside Long Wharf Theatre, located in the middle of the New Haven Food Terminal on the outskirts of the city. The building is closed and its large outdoor parking lot is nearly vacant. It’s oddly...

    September 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Woke Me When It’s Over

    For the last several years, America’s been sliding down the slippery slope of purging and purifying different aspects of our culture. Along with it, we have our own special brand of judgmentalism. The story goes something like this: In the early part of the 17th century, England was hostile to...

    July 29, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Schitt’s Creek: My (Queer Fantasy) Hometown

    How a once-reluctant viewer became a loyal fan By Frank Rizzo As the final episode of the TV series “Schitt’s Creek” neared, I knew I didn’t want to say goodbye to these characters I had come to love – and to the fictional town they called home. But in my heart,...

    June 26, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Speaking Volumes

    Yale’s Beinecke Library is home to a growing number of LGBTQ treasures By Frank Rizzo  /  Photography by Tony Bacewicz The archives of gay activist Larry Kramer, furniture of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, diaries of photographer George Platt Lynes; the papers of writers such as David Rakoff, Langston Hughes, David Sedaris, David...

    June 24, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Calling all LGBTQ+ Dads & Grads!

    June is a special time of year for many reasons. Not only is it Pride Month, but also a time for honoring our fathers and recent graduates! This year stands out as an especially important time for remembering them all. COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down and disrupted so...

    June 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

    No global pandemic will stand in the way of Connecticut Pride By Quinn Roberts With the Covid-19 pandemic throwing so much into turmoil, it wasn’t totally clear how we should spend our weeks in quarantine. Our concerns ran the gamut from the political to the personal, the universal to the intimate....

    June 6, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Sarah Prager Wants Us to Become Rainbow Revolutionaries

      As June approaches and the quarantine remains, it looks like we’ll be celebrating Pride Season a little different than usual. Regardless, it’s still the perfect time to learn about our community and celebrate the changes we’d made to history. And what better way to do that than supporting one...

    May 13, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Kamora’s Cultural Corner Keeps Artists in Action Through COVID-19

      In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing quarantine, it’s a given that so many of our beloved small businesses, organizations and artists are making transitions to the Internet. But just how is that transition going? Our friends at Kamora’s Cultural Corner have used the quarantine as an...

    May 5, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Good For What Ails Ya

    Melissa Etheridge’s “The Medicine Show” plans an April stop in Connecticut By Renee DiNino Photography by Lauren Dukoff Singer, songwriter and rocker Melissa Etheridge will bring her latest tour, “The Medicine Show,” to Connecticut with a stop at the Warner Theatre in Torrington on April 15. I’ve had the opportunity...

    March 2, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Girl Talk

    In her latest tour, Kristin Chenoweth pays homage to the ladies By Cara Rosner / Photography courtesy of Mark Owens Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has traveled the world performing but holds a special place in her heart for UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, where she’ll...

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