As festival nears end, ‘Hamlet’ takes the stage

As this semester’s Shakespeare at Yale festival draws to a close, a new production of “Hamlet” brings one of Shakespeare’s most iconic works to the Yale stage. The production is the culmination of the theater studies seminar production course “The Actor and the Text: Hamlet,” for which students have spent the semester studying “Hamlet” and […]

Culture

Times critic discusses social role in architecture

In his lecture “Public Space, Social Responsibility and the Role of the Critic,” New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman ’80 spoke Monday about his role in drawing attention to architecture as a public good. Reflecting on the different types of architectural models and their uses, Kimmelman spoke to a crowd of about 100 on […]

Culture

One size does not fit all for prostate cancer treatment

Some men with prostate cancer may be getting too much treatment, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers. In a study published Jan. 27 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, Yale researchers found that over the past decade in the United States, there has been a rise in prostate cancer treatments among patients who […]

Sci-Tech

Insomnia Cookies opens on Chapel Street

Night owls, rejoice — Insomnia Cookies is ready to fill your every gluttonous late-night desire. The delivery chain started at the University of Pennsylvania opened its Chapel Street store last Wednesday. It sells a variety of desserts — nine types of cookies, three jumbo deluxe cookies, cookie cakes, brownies, chocolate milk (yum), ice cream and […]

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YSO show features Woody Allen

Attendees of the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s annual Halloween Show were surprised when renowned director and actor Woody Allen appeared on screen. Roughly 2,700 students crammed into Woolsey Hall late Monday night for the show, which featured cameos by administrators such as Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Provost Peter Salovey in addition to Allen. Alex […]

University

Iconic historian passes away

John Morton Blum, a legendary American history professor who inspired thousands of students during his 34-year career at Yale, died Monday morning of complications with pneumonia in North Branford, Conn. He was 90. Widely regarded as one of the most influential historians of the late 20th century, Blum helped to forge the modern field of […]

University

Storied professor dies

John Morton Blum, an eminent Yale historian who taught the likes of former President George W. Bush ’68, U.S. Sen. John Kerry ‘66 and former Yale professor Henry Louis Gates ’73, has passed away in North Branford, CT. He was 90. Blum, a Harvard man, joined Yale’s History Department in 1957. A former chair of […]

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Cookie chain comes to Chapel

We may be entering the golden age for late-night munchies — Insomnia Cookies will soon be arriving on Chapel Street. An empty storefront at 1145 Chapel Street, adjacent to J&B Deli, has recently displayed signs for Insomnia Cookies in its windows, advertising the store’s coming arrival. At its other locations at college campuses nationwide, Insomnia […]

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Epstein ’95 jumps from Red Sox to Cubs

Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein ‘95 is ready to move on. After nine years, two World Series championships and one of the worst collapses in major league history, Epstein has reportedly agreed to terminate his Red Sox contract one year early for a five-year deal with the Chicago Cubs reportedly worth between $15 […]

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Dessert war turns icy

The froyo cold war has taken an icy turn. As recently as two weeks ago, the city’s downtown dessert establishments were preaching the benefits of peaceful coexistence, but since then, relations have chilled and deteriorated. Even before its opening on York Street this weekend, Flavors — a new self-serve frozen yogurt lounge — has become […]

City

Cold war churns

When Froyo came, the rest followed. It has been only a year since FroyoWorld became a New Haven — and Yale — staple, but the downtown area’s fragile dessert balance of power may be soon be upset by the arrival of two more dessert options, thanks to the opening of The Mochi Store in May […]

City

Shopping Period Dispatch: ‘Twilight’ for homework

Students shopping Art and Industry in Contemporary Hollywood are preparing to watch “Jaws” tonight as a class requirement. Encouraging students to stay up to date with recent Hollywood events and releases, more recent required films to be viewed and analyzed in the course include “Mamma Mia!,” “Twilight,” and a to-be-released film. Possible candidate? “The Muppets.” […]

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