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Small Talk


September 8, 2013 • 0
The story could begin in 1961, when a postal service worker named Herbert Vogel and a librarian named Dorothy Hoffman together began a life of collecting, celebrating their engagement with a Pablo Picasso vase. Or it could begin in 2009, when a fraction of this collection arrived at Yale. But it really began in 1990, »
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Air Time

February 17, 2013 • 6703
There’s a period of time — maybe the first minute — during “Never Say Goodbye,” a piece in the Yale Dancers fall show, when the audience realizes that the duet, performed by Gracie White ’16 and Christian Probst ’16, must have had a different genesis than the pieces that came before. It’s a stretch of »

Cat’s Cradle

February 10, 2013 • 6322
Within seven minutes of stepping in the door of adjunct professor of mathematics Michael Frame’s house, I’ve met just as many cats. They differ in size, temperament and appearance but share the same history, starting as strays nosing through the backyard and ending here, much-loved and well-fed in their cozy home with its book-lined walls. »
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Winter Growing

January 28, 2013 • 1
The pizza oven is closed for the season, and the workday planned for this wintry afternoon has garnered a dismal turnout — four volunteers, myself included, made it up the hill to the Yale Farm. After spending what felt like an hour, but couldn’t have been more than 20 minutes yanking at weeds with mittened »
Short Feature

X Marks the Spot

November 27, 2012 • 7192
  The walls of the X, WYBC’s studio at 142 Temple St., are plastered with recent indie-rock tour posters and promotional flyers for the station’s live-music events — “the best aural sex you’ll ever have.” Charley Locke ’14 and Leland Whitehouse ’14 lean over the soundboard into their microphones as they broadcast their Wednesday night »