Last month, we mapped all of Connecticut’s mass transit options. Here’s an update

In August 2019, we published a video mapping out all mass transit options available in Connecticut. Since then, we’ve heard from a number of great viewers with comments, questions, and constructive feedback. Rather than let these wonderful suggestions go unnoticed, we decided to update our video accordingly to better reflect the state of mass transit …

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Superhero films break box office records. Have local comic book shops benefitted?

Over the past decade or so, superhero films have been bringing in oodles of cash for Hollywood studios. Given that virtually all superhero films are inspired by comic books, has the “superhero trend” led to any uptick in business for local comic book shops? We talked to Scott Prentice, a long-time employee of A Hero’s …

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Nearly 80% of Connecticut has access to mass transit. We mapped it out

If you go to virtually any Connecticut-related message board and ask if you need a car in CT, the answer is usually an overwhelming “yes.” However, 77% of towns in the state have access to some form of mass transit. We decided to map out what this actually looks like. Even if these visual representations …

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After anti-Muslim vandalism at a halal meat shop, we spoke to an imam about halal

A halal meat shop in Bloomfield, Connecticut garnered controversy after extreme unsanitary conditions were discovered following an employee slaughtering a runaway cow in a Home Depot parking lot. An anti-Muslim vandal defaced the outside of the shop last week, writing “Muslims go home” in spray paint. Given the media coverage of these incidents, halal food …

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Illegal apple trees? Inside the “guerrilla” orchard in New London

The existence of an orchard in New London, run by a local anarchist group, is illegal. It sits upon private property, and the group, the New London Mutual Aid Collective, did not seek permission. But the property itself is not without controversy: it was seized by the government in a controversial move that wound up …

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Country music is actually popular in Connecticut. Who knew?

When you think of the northeastern United States, “country music” is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind. But according to numerous metrics, country music is becoming increasingly popular outside of the midwest and southern U.S. We went to the tailgate of a popular country act called Florida Georgia Line to find …

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Why are people fixated on the Jennifer Dulos case?

Over the past month or so, coverage of the Jennifer Dulos case has been extensive to say the least, but it is far from the first publicized true crime story to capture the public’s attention. However, why do so many people find these cases so fascinating? Is this sort of “dark entertainment” problematic? Extended Interview …

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Will millennials’ drinking habits hurt wineries in CT?

Some analyses conclude that young people in the United States may not be consuming wine with the same enthusiasm as generations that came before them. Given that Connecticut has over two dozen wineries in the state, will this news could have huge implications. Are vineyards in Connecticut worried? Extended Interview with Jim Mason and Michael …

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