Culture | 9:34 pm | January 5, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Franco OMG ’16 to publish first novel on Amazon

James Franco, formerly GRD '16, will not be hosting this weekend's Academy Awards, praise heavens.

After James Franco’s GRD ’16 first book, a collection of stories called “Palo Alto,” racked up three stars out of five on Amazon, Yale’s most famous English grad student is back for another round. The Oscar-nominated actor has sold his debut novel “Actors Anonymous” to Amazon Publishing, Reuters reported this week. The novel, planned for »

WEEKEND | 10:24 pm | January 2, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Franklin to wed in summer 2012

Honorary degree recipient Aretha Franklin performs at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Honorary degree recipient Aretha Franklin is back on the freeway of love. The 20-time Grammy winner told the Associated Press Monday that she is engaged to “longtime friend” William “Willie” Wilkerson. Franklin and Wilkerson are thinking about a ceremony in Miami Beach sometime this summer, followed by a reception on a private yacht, she told »

University | 7:07 pm | December 27, 2011 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Tiger Cub roams free at Harvard, Chua says

A Tiger Mother must allow a grown child to make her own choices, Law School professor Amy Chua writes.

A year after Law School professor Amy Chua first told the world via the Wall Street Journal that Chinese mothers are superior, she returned to the national spotlight to say she only applies her notoriously strict parenting methods when the tiger cubs are in the den. Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, Chua’s daughter with Law School professor Jed »

University | 11:29 pm | December 21, 2011 | By Andrew Giambrone

Farrow LAW ’09, other Yalies among ’30 under 30′

Ronan Farrow LAW '09 was named one of America's brightest young people by Forbes.

What do Lady Gaga and Mark Zuckerberg have in common with Rhodes Scholar, celebrity offspring and aspiring country artist Ronan Farrow LAW ’09? They’re all among America’s “30 Under 30,” a list of high-achieving young people released this week by Forbes. Farrow graduated from Bard College when he was 15, the college’s youngest graduate ever. »

Culture | 3:50 am | December 21, 2011 | By Akbar Ahmed

Did Franco GRD ’16 get an NYU professor fired?

James Franco, formerly GRD '16, will not be hosting this weekend's Academy Awards, praise heavens.

Having broken countless Eli hearts, ditched the stark beauty of New England for the oil fields of Texas and left all of us wondering where he’s been for the last five months, James Franco GRD ’16 has created yet another stir. The chronic grad student is now at the root of a lawsuit against New »