Friday, April 17, 2015

Nutmeg Poisoning

-Freda Moon and Tim Stelloh wrote a gripping four-part story for Buzzfeed about a 1993 New Haven murder and its Corrupticut-style aftermath.

-When I wrote this post, I recommended the bookstore Other Tiger in Westerly, RI. Then the store closed. (Sad face.) But according to Shelf Awareness, the owners of Bank Square Books in Mystic will open a replacement, the Savoy Bookshop and Cafe, possibly in July.

-WNPR's Patrick Skahill reported on a "mysterious" historic house in Guilford.

-The Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast covered the Hartford Circus Fire.

-The nation's oldest furniture store is in Connecticut, of course. Well, it was in Connecticut. (Sad face again.)

-Johnsonville, the East Haddam "ghost town" I mentioned here and here, is for sale again (via

-Kristen of Milo and Molly and the Nutmeg Collective rounded up some locally made Etsy gems.

-This New Yorker cartoonist understands my life.

-And finally, FiveThirtyEight explored 50 years of American spice consumption. ("Nutmeg peaked in the 1980s and has since declined, while mace, made from the fruit of the same plant, has seen an increase in imports in recent years after declines in the 1980s and ’90s.")

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