What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting

Not long after Ella started taking birth control pills, a new sensation struck: “I couldn’t feel my tits for a month! It was unreal.” Months into her physician-prescribed course of hormonal contraception, Ella, a 21 year-old Yale senior who asked not to be identified by her real name, experienced a steep drop in sexual interest. […]


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In 1908, H.L. Mencken declared, “Nine-tenths of our readers of books are women and nine-tenths of our women get their literary standards from the Ladies Home Journal.” Mencken may have been onto something. Women read more than men. They buy more books than men. But what, precisely, is being offered to today’s female reader? And […]

Short Feature

My take: We’ve been Condoleezza-boozled

Guest Column

Europe’s ‘statement’ is Darfur’s downfall

Guest Column

Skrovan ’79 tells of path from college to sitcoms

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

Guest Column

Gallery celebrates Damora ARC ’53

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

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

“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

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 […]