Kid in a Candy Shop

February 21, 2012 • 0
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. — “As You Like It,” Act II, Scene VII Renderings of the Globe Theater — the polygonal playhouse built at the »


January 26, 2012 • 0
Her majesty the Windy City looms above the slabs of black and worn out brooms, whose bristles brush over the bric a brac strewn carelessly across the pavement’s cracks. The men who guide them tip their caps at you, A sly request to join their lonesome crew. Your eyes avoid the beseeching glances, focused instead »
Chika Ota / Staff Illustrator

Widening the Frame

September 12, 2011 • 0
‘Why did she put him in the corner?” asks a leggy blonde as our group stops in front of the East wall of the Raphael Room. “Why did she put him in the corner?” our tour guide, Francine, counters. The blonde shrugs and looks slightly annoyed. “Is he taking a break? Looking outside?” prompts Francine. »

The New Pilots

April 13, 2011 • 0
Scene A FADE IN INT. HOUSTON COURTROOM – DAY Three months before the world reeled from the events of 9/11, another tragedy was on the mind of almost every mother in America. On June 20th, 2001, Andrea Yates, a 37-year-old woman with a history of mental illness, drowned her five children in a bathtub at »

Channel 1

February 28, 2011 • 0
Inside the Channel 1 showroom at 220 State Street in New Haven, Lou Cox leans back onto a black futon, spreading out his legs and stroking his black scruff with one hand while pulling absentmindedly at the threads of his camouflage print pants with the other. Around him are glass display cases filled with bottles »
Small Talk

Singular Twins

February 3, 2011 • 0
When Elena Light ’13 first visited Yale, she ran into a different kind of competition than the typical applicant. “I came to Yale and my twin sister said, ‘I’m applying here. Sorry.’ I told her, ‘No you’re not! It’s my favorite school.’” Elena’s decision to separate from her twin is not an uncommon one. For »
Small Talk

Book of Quotes

November 2, 2010 • 0
‘Get a life.’ We say it all the time. But who said it first? Easy: The Washington Post on January 23, 1983. Before The Yale Book of Quotations, though, modern sayings like this were much harder to place. “If you want a thing to be well done, you must do it yourself.” —Henry Wadworsth Longfellow, »