Culture | 8:23 pm | September 24, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Allison Williams ’10: the “It” Girl

Allison Williams '10 walked the red carpet at Sunday's Emmys, just two years after getting an English degree from Yale. What's next for the up-and-coming "It" Girl?

Word on the Twitter is that our very own Allison Williams ’10 had a very, very good weekend. “Girls,” the series that catapulted Williams and her three co-stars to national prominence earlier this year, took center stage at last night’s Emmy Awards. Though none of the show’s FIVE nominations led to trophies, the event may »

Culture | 1:10 pm | June 17, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Yale productions take home statewide drama honors

Parker Posey, Johanna Day, Glen Fitzgerald and Tracy Letts starred in "The Realistic Joneses" this spring.

Earlier this month, the Connecticut Critics Circle awarded a number of honors to two productions from the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2011-12 season. Directing plaudits went to Christopher Bayes, who directed the Moliére satire “A Doctor in Spite of Himself,” and Sam Gold, the director of “The Realistic Joneses,” a new play by Guggenheim Fellow Will »

Culture | 12:53 pm | February 27, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Senior a cappella groups choose new juniors


Fourteen dreams came true Sunday evening as the Whiffenpoofs — the nation’s oldest collegiate a cappella group — let its newest members know they’re in. (Tap night is Wednesday.) The list below includes the junior men who were admitted, and the a cappella group they were in when they were summoned forth to Valhalla: Andy »

University | 8:10 pm | February 19, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Princeton gets its own version of Yale Lunch


A spinoff of YaleLunch, which is itself a spinoff of HarvardLunch, is headed to Princeton, according to the Daily Princetonian. “This is a wonderful opportunity to break up the routine and get out of your comfort zone and potentially develop really great friendships from that,” said Princeton freshman Austin Jackson. He said he contacted the »

City | 8:36 pm | February 8, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Connecticut named worst place to retire

Could this woman be the next face of Connecticut? If so, where will she retire?

Though our pleasantly temperate January might have seemed perfect for retirees, the website “TopRetirements” is out with a list calling Connecticut the worst state in the nation for retirees. The list ranks states on the basis of their fiscal health, their property taxes, income taxes, cost of living and climate, each of which is worth »