Friday, October 2, 2015

Nutmeg Poisoning

-I'm not sure why I always take note whenever the NYT deigns to cover something in Connecticut. It's a little (or possibly a lot) pathetic, and probably symptomatic of some larger Connecticut inferiority complex malaise. Still, the NYT reviewed the renovated Wadsworth Atheneum.

-Someone is making a movie based on Little Pink House, Jeff Benedict's book about the Kelo v. New London case. Filming began last month in...Vancouver.

-Continuing on the legal theme, Where We Live did a show on some of the New Haven Colony's earliest court cases. If that sounds boring, don't worry - there's bestiality and drunken sailors. (The segment begins at 25:00.)

-I've been listening the Welcome to Connecticut podcast, in which Ken Tuccio interviews an assortment of well known and/or successful Connecticut residents. To be completely honest, I have no idea who most of these people are, but some of the interviews are fascinating (while simultaneously making you feel unaccomplished and rather hopeless.)

-I fell down the deep hole that is the search results for "Connecticut" on the Architectural Digest site. And now you can too!

-If you haven't been to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, you should go. If you have been, you might enjoy this piece on color-blind Canadian painter Arthur Heming's time at the esteemed artists' colony.

-Regular readers of this blog will know that I've written a fair amount here and elsewhere about the Jews of rural eastern Connecticut. (Click the "Jews" tag below or to the right to see some of that writing.) I'm always excited to see that other people care about them too. Someone even wrote a play about them, which will premier for the 100-year anniversary of a synagogue in Chester.

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