How sublime.
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The Grand Tour You Haven’t Heard About

April 4, 2014 • 0
“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.
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We’re Not in Troy Anymore, But it Feels Familiar

March 28, 2014 • 0
“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.
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Dog Poop, Facebook and Optimism with Nicholas Christakis ’84

March 7, 2014 • 1
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.
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Pope-pourri

February 28, 2014 • 0
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 • 0
“Yale is the ‘gay ivy’ — but it’s not necessarily the ‘queer ivy.’”
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Staging Neurosis

February 7, 2014 • 0
The Yale School of Drama has undertaken an ambitious project: a production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.”
Home, where the heart is, etc.
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Transcontinental Homelessness

January 17, 2014 • 0
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.
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Nearer, My Panda

December 6, 2013 • 0
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.
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Kelly Nell Does Not Exist

November 8, 2013 • 0
I don’t know much about Kelly Nell or how she found me. I don’t even know whether the girl in the pictures is the same person as “Kelly Nell.” The name sounds suspicious. The internal rhyme suggests a stage name, and it has that oily and unmistakable smell of falsehood. Girls like her sometimes add »
Look at all those words!

What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing

October 18, 2013 • 0
“Beginners by Raymond Carver; Or, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” is a long title for a short drama. Based on Raymond Carver’s eponymous short story, the play was adapted by Phillip Howze and directed by András Visky, blending together elements of biography, theater and criticism. It’s both a play and a commentary on the machinery of editing.
The city of Siena has been around for a looooong time.

Burnt Siena

September 27, 2013 • 0
We have not built any burnt siena churches or painted any grand frescos. Buildings crop up out of nowhere and get torn down again without explanation. The recurring wildfires lose their terrifying power to destroy a city’s history when there is no history to destroy.
Happy Birthday Beinecke!

“By Hand” First Hand: the Beinecke Turns Fifty

March 29, 2013 • 1479
The curators of the “By Hand” exhibition have paid special attention to showcasing the diversity of the Beinecke’s collection—both a smart way of attracting visitors and a nod to the institution’s wealth and range.