My take: We’ve been Condoleezza-boozled

December 1, 2004
Is Condoleezza Rice really a black woman? While she may appear on the outside to share the color and therefore sentiments of black people, actions speak louder than both words and skin. Her grand ascent to the highest national office ever held by a black woman is tainted, and I believe will be judged by »

Europe’s ‘statement’ is Darfur’s downfall

November 16, 2004
As a vulture patiently waits, a young Sudanese boy drags himself toward a refugee camp a kilometer away. Kevin Carter, recipient of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, took a photo of this scene three months before killing himself. Such is the grief of practicing journalism in a world of horror. The tragedy is that the photo »

Skrovan ’79 tells of path from college to sitcoms

March 2, 2004
For a man who once wrote a show about nothing, Steven Skrovan ’79 has made something of himself in the world of comedic screenwriting. Skrovan, former member of the “Seinfeld” writing team and current executive producer of CBS’s popular sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” for which he won an Emmy Award last year, spoke about comedy, »

State of Union apathy shows change needed

January 28, 2004
To all who tuned into George W. Bush’s State of the Union address last week, I am so, so sorry. But are you sure you deserved better? A column that ran in Friday’s paper (“A review of the dismal State of the Union,” 1/23) had several important criticisms of the speech. Yet more than the »

Gallery celebrates Damora ARC ’53

December 2, 2003
At an exhibit at the School of Architecture, photographs, striking in their size and realistic qualities, help explain the evolution of modern architecture throughout the 20th century. About 100 people attended a reception yesterday evening celebrating an exhibition of the work of photographer, journalist and exploratory architect Robert Damora ARC ’53. The retrospective, titled “Robert »

Mozes presents documentary about youth culture in Israel

November 4, 2003
Israeli actress, model and activist Grace Mozes wants her fellow Israeli youth to keep on dancing. Mozes showed her documentary film — titled “Keep on Dancing” — which is centered on the effects of the Intifada on youth culture in Israel, to about 40 students at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale Monday. »

Ellroy thrills listeners with insider writing tips

October 20, 2003
“Peepers, prowlers, pederasts, panty-sniffers, punks, and pimps — hello.” So began the short talk that novelist James Ellroy, author of “L.A. Confidential,” gave at the Yale Bookstore Friday, as he answered questions and signed copies of his 1987 crime novel “The Black Dahlia.” Ellroy’s visit came as part of the bookstore’s Author Series and coincided »

Police talk burglary prevention

October 2, 2003
In a citywide educational crime prevention program launched Wednesday evening, New Haven police officials presented tips to local residents on how to avoid becoming a victim of burglary. Over the next 16 days, Sergeant Joe Avery, a crime prevention officer with the New Haven Police Department, and other city police officials will make 10 stops »