Not a chicken coop.

Off the Market

September 19, 2014
Maybe it’s this shortage of consistent customers; maybe it’s the pricey offerings; whatever the reasons, Elm City Market is facing liquidation in the upcoming weeks. The market is looking to switch to an employee-owned model after the cooperative dissolves. Between its uncertain financial future and Gourmet Heaven’s projected closure in 2015, markets are becoming scarce in downtown New Haven.

A Victorious Effort

September 12, 2014
In her essay “Chic—English, French and American,” Nancy Mitford tells a story of Queen Victoria. “When the Empress Eugénie paid a state visit to England she went with Queen Victoria to the opera. The Londoners sighed a little…the beauty in her Paris clothes, beside chubby little red-faced Victoria. Then the time came for them to take their seats. The Empress, with a graceful movement, looked round at her chair, but Queen Victoria dumped straight down, thus proving unmistakably that she was of Royal birth and upbringing.”
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Keeping the Faith

September 5, 2014
Yellow Pages lists 815 locations under “Churches in New Haven, CT.” As a freshman I had seen dozens of these churches in and around the downtown area, but I didn’t see God until I went to “Toad’s Church.”
Old and new, black and blue!

Pressing Onward

April 25, 2014
“There’s no secret you unlock to printing. The secret is: you try a lot; you don’t give up; you seek perfection; and eventually, if you persevere, you will get a good print.”
How sublime.

The Grand Tour You Haven’t Heard About

April 4, 2014
“Art in Focus: Wales,” the Yale Center for British Art’s most recent exhibition, has been entirely curated by students within just eight months. Though it may be smaller than the museum’s usual fare, the Wales exhibition has the flow and sense of a sonatina, travelling from theme to theme with few hiccoughs.
Bringing Troy into the modern day.

We’re Not in Troy Anymore, But it Feels Familiar

March 28, 2014
“The Trojan Women” is what one scholar has called the “purest” of Euripides’ tragedies, touching on the hardships of war-ravaged Trojan women whose husbands have been slain and who are about to be enslaved to the invading Greeks. It is an unflinching treatment of suffering and grief.
Making connections.

Dog Poop, Facebook and Optimism with Nicholas Christakis ’84

March 7, 2014
Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science Nicholas Christakis joined Yale’s teaching faculty just last year and now heads the ambitiously and eye-catchingly titled Human Nature Lab, where he and his students study phenomena at the intersection of the social and the natural sciences. Last fall he co-taught the wildly popular residential college seminar “Great Big Ideas” with Adam Glick, and now offers an iteration of a course he used to teach at Harvard, Sociology 126, “Health of the Public.”
The poet in repose.


February 28, 2014
If Shakespeare is the English poet of whom we wish we knew more, Alexander Pope is the poet of whom we already know more than enough. Pope, perhaps more than any other poet before or since, was a master of self-promotion, commissioning images of himself, striking literal and social poses and plying the art of ceaseless reinvention.
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The “Gay” Ivy? : A Queer Reputation

February 14, 2014
“Yale is the ‘gay ivy’ — but it’s not necessarily the ‘queer ivy.’”
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Staging Neurosis

February 7, 2014
The Yale School of Drama has undertaken an ambitious project: a production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.”
Home, where the heart is, etc.

Transcontinental Homelessness

January 17, 2014
I hated that Ikea lamps had to be thrown out, I hated the beat-up couches on Old Campus and the people rummaging through piles of discarded clothing.
An eclectic bunch.

Nearer, My Panda

December 6, 2013
Nero, My Panda is a student band at Yale that’s been together since the spring of 2012. Its members: drummer Andrew Goble ’15, guitarist and live vocalist Paul Hinkes ’15 , vocalist and lyricist Elliah Heifetz ’15, and keyboardist and lyricist Max Gordon ’15, just released their EP this Thursday.