Schools of Choice

December 7, 2007
Every morning, two kinds of students file into New Haven public high schools. One group is spread among the city’s magnet schools, where the first class of the day is boat building, or interpretive dancing, or organismal biology. At the seven interdistrict magnet schools — the largest of which has 400 students — New Haven »

Profile – The Pickle Guy

November 2, 2007
On a humid Saturday morning at the Brooklyn Greenmarket, Rick Field straddles a stool behind pyramids of jars. As his sign reveals, these are Rick’s Picks, and it’s clear they are not your average deli dills. Shoppers congregate by his stall, poking for samples of Rick’s spicy Mean Bean green beans and zesty Kool Gherk »