The Problem with Loving an Artist
Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice retells the myth of Orpheus, who descends into the underworld to retrieve his bride, Eurydice.
“You may have heard of him?” Eurydice says in classic teenage question-speak. “He plays the most beautiful music in the world?
“Oh, she’s crazy.”
“Fuck her but don’t date her, she’s crazy.”
“She’s my friend, but she’s completely batshit.”
I don’t remember when I first started to notice, but it was hard to stop hearing these things once I did. I was hearing this word, I was hearing it everywhere and I had next to no idea what it actually meant. On a campus of people with bizarre study habits and sleep schedules, what does it take to get called “crazy?”
Reading “week” starts tomorrow, and from what I can tell through conversation osmosis, everybody is basically fucked. A News survey conducted earlier this week shows that more than 70 percent of students feel “somewhat” or “very” stressed about the upcoming finals period. Over the next 10 days, Yale’s student body will deal with the end of year crunch by consuming stimulants including coffee, tea, energy drinks, 5-hour energy shots and prescription stimulant drugs intended for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
An Affair to Remember
The dancers of Rhythmic Blue don’t always smile, but they always look like they’re having so much fun onstage that it takes a while to sink in just how difficult it must be to do what they do. These dancers move more than seems possible in a short amount of time: they look as though their bodies are to fly out of control in any second, all while keeping an extraordinary level of precision in every finger and every muscle.
At 177 College St., Artists in the Making
Like all of the 19 New Haven Magnet Schools, the only way to get into the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School is by a lottery which takes place in February of each year. But though no one can audition or submit a writing portfolio, students must select one of the school’s five arts departments to apply into: creative writing, visual arts, music, dance and theatre.
On the Defensive
With dispatches from Cambridge, New Haven and 1875, WEEKEND takes a look at the ever-changing status of the student athlete.
Yale’s ‘most progressive’ presidential search?
It had been pouring for hours. As students filed into Battell Chapel this past gloomy Friday afternoon, some looked as though they’d swum rather than walked there. Three dozen Yalies had braved the weather to attend an “Open Forum” hosted by the Presidential Search Committee (PSC). That group, which consists of eight Corporation members and »
This year the Yale Cabaret will take you straight from 1928 Russia to 2012 New Haven, and then ask how you feel about dying. And after that? “All the shows are being created from the ground up,” said Yale Cabaret managing director Jonathan Wemette DRA ’13. “I couldn’t really tell you what the rest of »
Step right up and get Some Dystopia
Ringleader Barker Masterful Majestic (Merlin Huff DRA ’14) begins by proclaiming the Yale Cabaret’s new production, “Carnival/Invisible,” a show to relieve all cares. The show, though captivating in its gaudy portrayal of a carnival’s energy, leaves the audience more conflicted than carefree due to its distinctly unsettling undertones. “Carnival/Invisible” is loosely based in the tradition »
10 reasons I’m hoping this Spring is temporary
Chances are, if you were having a conversation this week that did not revolve around your break, the Hunger Games or your thoughts on nihilism, you were talking about how great it is that spring is finally here. In no particular order, here is a list of reasons why you were wrong: For girls, having »
The Scottish Play comes to America
The Yale Drama Coalition’s new production of “Macbeth,” directed by Sam Lasman ’12, reimagines the Scottish play in “a timeless landscape of American mythmaking,” according to the Coalition’s website. And while the transitions between different scenes and time periods are disorienting at times, when taken together they manage to carve out a unique time and »