Niarchos: A protest worth backing

February 1, 2011 • 1
As Southern Sudan celebrates the vote cast on Sunday that will bring them independence in July, public demonstrations in the North remain largely unreported. As the “hundreds” who took to the streets over the weekend (according to Sudanese left-wing and democratic reform groups) grow, new protests are scheduled to take place throughout the week. This »

Niarchos: A history of brutality

October 14, 2010 • 5
On Tuesday, I was greeted with the headline in Kathimerini, Greece’s paper of record, “Guilty verdicts for policemen in teen murder trial.” On the night of December 6, 2008, the court found that officer Epaminodas Korkoneas willfully murdered 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos while his fellow policeman, Vassilis Saraliotis, watched on. Korkoneas was sentenced to life imprisonment »

Artist in the Elm City

October 1, 2009 • 4
On a late September evening Silas Finch’s three-room studio on the third floor of the Gotham Arts and Commerce Building at 39 Crown St. is empty save for the artist. Low rock music comes from a stereo in the back of the room as Finch sands away at spoon handles inlaid with varnished newspaper that »

Artspace brings together music, art, hipsters

September 24, 2009 • 0
Artspace Underground, the self-professed “hipster dance party” to promote the Orange Street not-for-profit gallery and the arts in New Haven, is almost a year old. Last Saturday saw the ninth in a series of Artspace Undergrounds, parties that seek to integrate the Yale community with the thriving community of young artists in New Haven. The »

The evolution of Tap Night

April 17, 2009 • 1243
Last night was cold and clear, but it certainly wasn’t quiet. Costumed bands of students hurtled across campus, going through the motions to gain acceptance into one of Yale’s senior societies, the groups of roughly 15 students who meet every Thursday and Sunday evening in their last year of college. Among the juniors strung out »

Funding for arts grants stays stable

April 15, 2009 • 0
While Connecticut’s arts funding will dwindle next year, the City of New Haven will continue to dole out grants to local artists. The city of New Haven announced Monday that money allocated to the Mayor’s Community Arts Grant Program funding cycle would remain at $25,000. Though city leaders discussed cutting that funding at the Board »

‘Write like a tailor,’ Talese says

April 2, 2009 • 4
It is November 1965. Gay Talese, a reporter 33 years of age, has left The New York Times to write for Esquire Magazine on a year-long contract. He is assigned to six profiles, three of his choosing and three chosen by his editor, and has arrived in Los Angeles for his second story. He does »

Architects strive to achieve vision of peace park

April 1, 2009 • 0
The area designated as a Jordanian national parkland, situated about six miles south of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee, is a slice of no-man’s-land on the Israel-Jordan border. Some biblical scholars believe the site is the entrance to the Garden of Eden, but at the moment it is home only to ruins, »

Exhibit stars Eli architects

February 10, 2009 • 0
“This one has a different composition.” Dean Sakamoto ARC ’98, a critic and director of exhibitions at the Yale School of Architecture, points to a piece by Mahdi Sabbagh ’10 and Virginia Calkins ’10. Seemingly a single plywood structure, the piece can be split into two areas for people to sit on. From above, the »

Q&A | Stadium architect talks Super Bowl

February 3, 2009 • 0
Peter Eisenman, the Louis Kahn visting professor at the Yale School of Architecture, designed Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals and the location of last year’s Super Bowl. Yesterday he chatted with the News about stadium architecture, Super Bowl Sunday and why he still loves the Giants. QWhat are the »

ART REVIEW | Abstract art exhibited in office building

February 3, 2009 • 0
It’s 5 o’clock on a Monday afternoon and the light is fading over the city. In the lobby of the fourth floor of the New Alliance Bank building at 195 Church Street, Sue Hardy crosses a corridor, casting an eye over the 13 paintings and sculptural pieces hung on the walls. Hardy works in the »

On the ground: Super Bowl snapshots

February 2, 2009 • 0
At 7:52 p.m., the Saybrook 12-pack erupted. There were 18 seconds left on the clock in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLIII. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner took the hike from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ one-yard line, found space in the pocket and slanted a short pass into the end zone. It got picked off. »