March 26th, 2014 | Cross Campus

Wednesday’s XC | 3.26

The sushi master. Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi was recently featured in a piece from April’s issue of Outside Magazine, titled “The Gourmet Invasivore’s Dilemma,” as well as an accompanying photo shoot. According to the article, “with his spotlight and his pail and his perfect snap-on hair, he looks like an action figure.” The piece continues: “Who could stop this Chinese-Japanese-American hero for our times, stirring a wok in his Hawaiian-print bathing suit and popping boiling crabs into his mouth?”

Not your typical painting. A large ad for a defunct cigar store in Westville has been replaced by a work of modern art by Tony Kosloski titled “Execution Wall — paper for the controllers (head shot/life in the time of the assassins).”  The newly installed massive black, red, and white banner — spanning over 24 feet wide and 8 feet tall — is a nearly full-sized, vinyl reproduction of a Kosloski painting.

Franco in New Jersey. Former Yale graduate student James Franco dropped by Princeton’s campus on Monday while filming scenes for his upcoming film ‘The Sound and the Fury,’ a movie based on the Faulkner novel. The celebrity visit led to a post from The Daily Princetonian headlined “JAMES FRANCO ALERT!!!! AT PRINCETON!!!!!!!” Meanwhile, Franco also tweeted a photo accompanied by the caption “GROUP SELFIE ALERT!!!! AT PRINCETON!!!!!!!” so clearly the love was mutual.

More movie stars. Alan Muraoka ’80, the art director for “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), was on campus yesterday to discuss the film following a screening. Director Tamar Hoffs ART ’57 also visited to talk about her movie The Haircut (1982).

Drawing on the walls. The Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is looking to create a design theme to be used on a mural and throughout the hospital to beautify the environment. The new decor will be chosen through an art contest hosted by Inspire Yale. Anything goes as long as it is “uplifting, colorful, timeless and appealing to all ages.”

Rothman takes the stage. Another Nobel Prize winning professor will be featured in the next YaleLive, the University’s monthly live interview program. Jim Rothman — who received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine — appears on the show, following Professor Robert Shiller’s appearance earlier this year. Everybody send in your bio problem set questions!

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1933 1923 The ownership and operation of cars in New Haven is made a senior privilege. The move follows a petition from the Sheffield Scientific School.

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