You Thought I Was Real

By Robert Rae

by Mother Brother The first in a series of four EPs from the one-of-a-kind Bridgeport noise rock band. Enjoy. by Mother BrotherAdditional words and photos of “The B” by Amanda Bloom     {vsig}youthoughtiwasreal{/vsig} PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME DESCRIBING MOTHER BROTHER.   “I can’t… Read more »

Previews & Reviews

Witness The First Greater Danbury Open House Day on June 9

Caressa Pittman

  ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9, the Arts Network of Danbury (AND), a think tank of Danbury artists, arts and culture businesses and institutions, welcomes all to be a part of the very first Greater Danbury Open House Day. Eleven venues representing the Greater Danbury area… Read more »

Why You Should Visit Austin Anytime but During SXSW

Joseph Benedict

  If you haven’t been to Austin, you probably have the wrong impression of Texas’ capital city.  If you imagine it as a hipster mecca and foodie paradise, you have the definition right, but the picture in your head needs some adjustment.  And, if you’re… Read more »

What Is a Ber, and Why Does It Have a Fest?

Robert Rae

What is a Berfest, you ask? BER is short for Rachel Berliner, a small girl from Connecticut who knows how to throw a big party, and Berfest is the annual “ber”thday music extravaganza she throws at the end of January each year. Ber and longtime… Read more »

Watermelon Slim’s 12th Blues Record Debuts Today

Mike Farley

  Legendary Mississippli singer-songwriter Watermelon Slim’s 12th album Bull Goose Rooster, set for release on NorthernBlues Music on June 25, is an expansive masterpiece that stretches his deep blues-based roots in a multitude of directions. The disc’s 16 songs, most buoyed by the powerful sound of… Read more »


Writing in the Digital Age

Robert Rae

Words and photos by Leah Glazer The Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington D.C. was filled with the heavy aroma of new books on February 2. More than 500 exhibitors gathered at the 2011 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair through… Read more »

Who Put That There?

Robert Rae

by Kristin Weinkauf JOE DIGUISEPPI HAS LEFT A TRAIL ALL OVER DANBURY. In 2006, he painted the fishscape mural in Kennedy Park, in 2009 he did a hidden mural on the back of Main Street’s Union Savings Building, he painted the White Street parking area… Read more »

Where In the World is Chx Von B?

Kristin Hankins

CHX VON B is a man of the streets, born in the Danbury studio of local sculptor and art restorer Jim Felice and now living a cultured life abroad. Chx was created after Felice moved his studio from Westchester, New York to a large warehouse… Read more »

WestConn’s MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens this Thursday


The Western Connecticut State University Masters of Fine Arts thesis exhibition opens at 4:30pm on Thursday, March 29 in the Higgins Gallery, room 101 in Higgins Hall, at the University’s Midtown campus, located at 181 White Street in Danbury. This year’s thesis class includes seven… Read more »

WestConn MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens April 4

Sherri Hill

  The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art will host the annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition from April 4 through 15 in The Gallery at Higgins Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, located at 181 White Street in Danbury. The exhibition will… Read more »

Digital Gallery

Virtual Air Conditioning

Robert Rae

by Howard Polley Photographs of our past winters to cool you down. by Howard Polley     Photographs of our past winters to cool you down.                                      … Read more »

Vertical People: Hell Yeah

Robert Rae

by Andrew Werner by Andrew Werner         Andrew Werner graduated The School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration. Now he draws and paints and eats and sleeps. He’s a pretty ok guy and he thinks you’re just about the best…. Read more »

The Nose

Robert Rae

by Andrew Werner We present to you     The Nose. by Andrew Werner         Andrew Werner graduated The School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration. Now he draws and paints and eats and sleeps. He’s a pretty ok guy… Read more »

The Green Rush

Joshua L. Durkin

by Jeff Buckholz Ruminations on Proposition 19… by Jeff Buckholz    


Robert Rae

by Jeff Buckholz             by Jeff Buckholz         For more of Jeff’s work, visit him at

Lit'rature & Poetry

Write living

Atom Rush

  Seems distant to believe We grow anymore Just endure velvet Stars in a moonless night Write living Focus my energy for attitude To change to grow Vicious moments lost in time And I awake everyday On a mattress with no sheet In the soft… Read more »

Word(s) of the Monday: “surveillance state”

Joshua L. Durkin

  surveillance: close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal state: 1 the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time; [in singular] (a state) an agitated or anxious condition. 2 a nation or territory considered as an organized political… Read more »

Word(s) of the Monday (on Tuesday): “White Noise”

Joshua L. Durkin

  White 1 resembling a surface reflecting sunlight without absorbing any of the visible rays; of the color of milk or fresh snow. 2 approaching such a color; pale esp. in the face. 3 less dark than other things of the same kind. Noise 1… Read more »

Word of the Wednesday, May 1, 2013: “Real”

Amanda Bloom

    real adjective actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed : Julius Caesar was a real person | a story drawing on real events | her many illnesses, real and imaginary. • used to emphasize the significance or… Read more »

Word of the Monday: “Ullage”

Amanda Bloom

  ullage |ˈəlij| noun the amount by which a container falls short of being full.     -loss of liquid by evaporation or leakage. ORIGIN late Middle English : from Anglo-Norman French ulliage, from Old French euillier ‘fill up,’ based on Latin oculus ‘eye’ (with… Read more »

Word of the Monday, April 8. 2013: “Sequester”

Joshua L. Durkin

  sequester  verb [ trans. ] 1 isolate or hide away (someone or something) : Tiberius was sequestered on an island | the artist sequestered himself in his studio for two years. •2 take legal possession of (assets) until a debt has been paid or… Read more »