The Unofficial Guide to Yale

“It all begins with information and it not getting where it needs to go,” Casey Watts ’12 says, as he peers at me over the lid of his open computer. To Watts — a lanky, partly pink-haired Yale graduate — “information” means everything from how to double-swipe for lunch to where to find the cheapest […]

Small Talk

New Haven Register quells fears over alien invasion

Fearful New Havenites can rest assured that the mysterious snow patterns that appeared on the Green earlier this week were not the work of extraterrestrials— at least according to one authority. With the relieving headline “New Haven Green ‘crop circles’ not likely made by aliens, expert says,” the New Haven Register took the lead in […]


Pinker discusses declining violence

Though some consider the 20th century one of the bloodiest in history, psychologist Steven Pinker believes the world has become more peaceful over the course of human existence. At a Thursday lecture entitled “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” Pinker — an eminent experimental psychologist and Harvard University professor — discussed […]


The Yale Cabaret’s whacked-out death song

The ominous whine of a cello and violin fill the stage, punctuated by the pulse of an upright bass, as a young man on the side of the stage looks around, dazed. He swats at a light bulb hanging from the ceiling, stumbles backward, and soon encounters a man in black, who silently tries to […]


Margherita Tortora brings Ibero cinema to New Haven

The annual week long New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema (NEFIAC) showcases films from Latin America, Spain and Portugal in New Haven and nearby college towns. Margherita Tortora, the festival’s artistic director and New Haven coordinator, helps select films and invites speakers to the festival. NEFIAC, which is now in its third year, also […]