Get ready to pay $20 for MoMA

September 15, 2004
Before the end of the month, get out to Queens to the Museum of Modern Art’s temporary home. You will get to see a retrospective of the work of Lee Bontecou, one of the greatest artists alive. But perhaps more importantly, you can check out a small selection of the museum’s unrivalled permanent collection, the »

‘The Ethicist’ tackles Yalies’ issues

April 1, 2004
Last year, Randy Cohen, the author of The New York Times Magazine column “The Ethicist,” came to hawk his new book at the Yale Bookstore. Despite being wholly unqualified for such a moniker (his training: writing for David Letterman), Cohen commands a wide readership from a surprisingly undoubting audience. Letters come in from all parts »

Tie the knot in S.F. while you still can

February 19, 2004
Message to one in four (and maybe more) readers of this column: go, go, get married while you still can! Who needs Dutch citizenship when a ticket to San Francisco is just $219 round trip? Your professors will understand your absence — hey, depending on what major you’re in, they might even come with you. »

Academics go from classroom to the charts

November 20, 2003
There’s a fitting line on Cornel West’s first CD, “Sketches of My Culture”: “The aspiration of every human being is to have his path made clear.” As we all know, West’s path has led to Princeton after a protracted public battle with Harvard’s president, Larry Summers. Accused of substandard scholarship after the release of the »

Swing, Luce pale compared to A&A

October 15, 2003
I am one of the lucky ones: I will make it out of Yale in 2005 having never lived in Swing Space. It isn’t that I’d miss Silliman’s dining hall terribly, or that I’d be shattered when I could no longer rent out Silliflicks or hit up my buttery, much as I love them. Only »