At Mitchell tea, porn, drag all in a day’s work

April 28, 2008 • 0
Not since February’s Sex Week at Yale has the campus seen such an open discourse on sex and sexuality as it did last week. Following the appearance of sex therapist Dr. Ruth at a Davenport College Master’s Tea on Monday, Branford College on Friday afternoon hosted John Cameron Mitchell, an actor and director best known »

China protests descend on Green

April 28, 2008 • 16
As the world’s attention turns to Beijing for this summer’s Olympic Games, the New Haven Green played host to a face-off between supporters of the Chinese government and opponents of its human-rights record. But after Yale stepped in, the protest — for one side, at least — became about more than just China. The pro-Chinese »

Trachtenberg personalizes past with photos

November 28, 2007 • 0
An antiquated photo of a nineteenth-century American soldier clad in gray has the power to breathe new life into a long-gone era by personalizing the past, Civil War photography scholar Alan Trachtenberg said in a workshop at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Tuesday. Trachtenberg, professor emeritus of English and American studies, explored the »