Yale gets a taste of Strawberry Hill

October 20, 2009 • 0
Horace Walpole, the son of Britain’s first prime minister, an 18th-century antiquarian and one of the first British art historians, just moved in on the corner of Chapel and High streets. The Yale Center for British Art opened its new exhibit “Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill” last Thursday. The show is curated by Michael Snodin, senior »

Fields program lacks applicants

October 6, 2009 • 0
Yale’s Fields Program, which offers interdisciplinary resources for students interested in international careers and studies, has begun reviewing applications for the 2009-’10 academic year. The program, which is currently entering its second year, enables students to pursue advanced language study tailored to their academic majors. But Fields has attracted little attention, garnering only 18 applications »
Students protest the appearance of controversial Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose work sparked violent riots in 2005.

Cartoonist’s visit causes stir

Four years and a day after cartoons of the prophet Muhammad appeared in a Danish newspaper, Yale’s campus was abuzz with disagreement over those very cartoons. Students protested Thursday afternoon in front of the Greenberg Conference Center while Branford College Master Steven Smith led a discussion with Kurt Westergaard, the author of one of the »

Cartoonist ‘was provoked’

October 2, 2009 • 11
Defending his controversial cartoons of Muhammad published in 2005, Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard said, “I don’t want to run away in this situation.” “But you are, aren’t you? It’s as if the Danish government hired you to talk about free speech,” Niaz Berenjforosh Azar ’11 cried out from the audience at the Greenberg Conference Center. »

‘A Winter’s Tale,’ remixed

September 29, 2009 • 398
Shakespeare has ditched the ruffles for fishnets and studs. This is the reality the cast and crew of “A Winter’s Tale” — the experimental, punk-rock spin on a complex five-act Shakespeare play — will soon bring to the stage of the Yale Repertory Theatre. “This is Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before,” cast member »

‘Butch Cassidy’ archives come out of hiding

September 15, 2009 • 2
Forty years ago, the world premiere screening of the western “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, and Robert Redford, mobbed New Haven’s bygone Roger Sherman Theater with thousands of actors and fans. This month at the Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven residents can revisit the story behind this American classic. »