Yale studies fast food

Pretty soon one won’t be surprised to hear that a baby’s first words are “Big Mac.” A new study by Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has found that fast food companies spent more than $4.2 billion on marketing and advertising in 2009 and the advertising is primarily aimed at children as young […]


Sociology prof talks Obama, drama

At Labyrinth Books Thursday, sociology professor Jeffrey Alexander said that Barack Obama did not just win a presidential election in 2008 — he also won the title of “best performer” in the race leading up to it. Alexander, director of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale, discussed his new book, “The Performance of Politics: […]


Art investigator Noah Charney talks art crime

Noah Charney, an historian and novelist who taught a class on art crime at Yale last year, has come out with a new art crime nonfiction book titled “Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece.” He sat down with contributing reporter Clarissa Marzán to discuss the world of art […]


Yalies turn parking spots into miniparks

Among the sedans and trucks parked up and down College Street between Wall and Elm streets last Friday was a living room-like space, complete with brightly colored rugs and someone leisurely reading a book on a neon blue inflatable couch. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”6236″ ] The unusual display was part of an annual international event, called Park(ing) […]