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Elis reflect on goals of Black History Month

February 18, 2009 • 4
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The concept of Black History Month remains relevant, though its current incarnation might need to be adjusted, a handful of students affiliated with the Afro-American Cultural Center concluded Tuesday night. At a discussion sponsored by the center, participants debated whether Black History Month »
Culture

‘Jelly’ all sold out

February 10, 2009 • 0
Audience members at the next Yale School of Drama show will embark on a jazzy and boisterous journey through the past that raises questions about racial and artistic identity. “Jelly’s Last Jam,” a Tony Award-winning musical by George Wolfe and Susan Birkenhead that opened on Broadway in 1992, is the third production in the school’s »
Culture

Playing with a jazz great

February 6, 2009 • 0
For musician Wynton Marsalis, jazz represents “the commonality of the American experience.” Marsalis and Timothy Dwight Master Robert Thompson held a “musical conversation” in front of a full house at the United Church on the Green Thursday afternoon. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured Marsalis — a well-known American jazz »
Culture

Study of the superhero

February 3, 2009 • 1
Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman may have finally met their match — in academia. About 40 people, including faculty, graduate students and audience members convened Friday and Saturday in Room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center to participate in the Yale Film Studies Program’s inaugural graduate conference, “The Politics of Superheroes: Renegotiating the Superhero in »