By Zeke Miller WASHINGTON, 6:32 a.m. — There are at least 1,000 people on the Federal Center metro platform here trying to leave the station. As crowded conditions continue, metro trains are temporarily bypassing the station to the cheers of those waiting to get out of the station and misfortune of those on the train.
By Martine Powers NEW HAVEN, 10:00 p.m. — Elizabeth Alexander ’84, Obama’s inaugural poet, is an expert on poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Brooks, whose career spanned from the 1940s until her death in 2000, was the lionized black poetess of South Side Chicago. In 2005, Alexander edited The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks, an anthology of Brooks’ most pivotal […]
By Bharat Ayyar NEW HAVEN, 4:09 p.m. — Seven months ago, I became a United States citizen. And today, I cast my first ballot. I’ll admit it: it wasn’t nearly as exciting as I thought it would be. I arrived at my designated polling location — the New Haven Public Library on Elm Street — […]