Every now and then, I read a depressing article about sows in gestation crates and decide, again, to stop eating industrial meat. My most recent real attempt was in 2011 and lasted about six months – but I started a new round this weekend and have done quite well, three pieces of salami notwithstanding.… Continue reading Put it in Your Mouth: Finding Humane Meat in Fairfield County
From The Mercurial. Fresh from her first year in Western Connecticut State University’s Master of Fine Arts program, Bethel, Connecticut artist Katie Bassett will be showing a solo exhibition of her mixed media installation work at Danbury’s Trailer Box Gallery at Jim Felice Studios from June 8 through August 17. An opening reception for… Continue reading Art as Self: Katie Bassett at Trailer Box Gallery
From the Peabody Museum, via The Mercurial An extraordinary natural phenomenon is about to take place. This year the 17-year cicada will emerge from colonies in undisturbed forested regions in south-central Connecticut. Expect to see and hear these fascinating creatures starting at the end of May and throughout the month of June.
By Fugawi Originally published in The Mercurial. I made a decision to go to Salton Sea in the middle of July last summer. Located 110 miles northeast of San Diego, California and 70 miles north of Mexicali, Mexico, Salton Sea is way out in the Sonoran Desert, 226 feet below sea level, where the average… Continue reading A Visit to the Salton Sea
By Laurie Lawless Originally published in The Mercurial. Moving away from making music to providing an outlet for it was a crucial turning point in Steve Rodgers’s life. It was 2003 when he decided to open The Space, an all ages concert venue, in an old, beat down 1960s industrial park in Hamden, Connecticut.… Continue reading The Spaceland Ballroom Completes Rodgers’ Hamden Music Trifecta
By Christopher Baldwin and Carrie Johnson On a Saturday afternoon, Carrie, Jim Clegg of Pink Missile fame and myself decided to take a little day trip up to Cheshire, CT to visit the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum. We didn’t really know what to expect, riding on a recommendation from a couple of friends… Continue reading Mouths Agape at the Cartoon Museum
By Dan and Kristien Del Ferarro of OmNomCT Part of the excitement of checking out Sunday’s big game (we are under obligation by the mega-monopolies that rule this world not to say what we’re actually talking about but to hint at what we’re talking about, even though you all know what we’re talking about, though… Continue reading Super Bowl Snacks, Part VI: The Play by Play for Your Big Game Day!