The Sleuths Will See You Now

January 30, 2014 • 0
Like the décor of my old pediatrician’s waiting room, the design of the Insect Inquiry Office at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) kindly informs you of everything you could have done to avoid making the visit in the first place. Flyers on the front desk begging “DON’T MOVE FIREWOOD” lie adjacent to a file holder stuffed with chirpy self-help »

We Don’t Talk About It

November 7, 2013 • 0
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We Don’t Talk About It

November 7, 2013 • 11
When Leonard Thomas ’14 got to Yale, he realized that the kids at parties didn’t know how to dance. Back home in inner-city Detroit, people had moves. They showed up to parties tipsy, and then they danced, and they danced well. At Yale parties, people mostly stood around holding cups, talking drunk. If they did »
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The View from Here

September 8, 2013 • 0
At the top of Brazil’s Mount Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. Emerging from the cable car, our tour group — some in hats, some in sunglasses, and some with arms pressed to their foreheads in a squinty sun salute — ascends the steps to stand beside Christ and take »