"They haven't seen my cows."

Grass Rivalry

October 12, 2012
The Game has never interested me — in four years, I’ve never been. But while taking this semester off, I unexpectedly found a rivalry I could get behind. When I got to California this August I stayed at first on a grass-fed cattle ranch, a small, family-run operation 50 miles south of San Francisco. Its »
Jarvis Cocker at the reading in Green Hall.

Music and lyrics with Jarvis Cocker

April 13, 2012
Jarvis Cocker, frontman of the Britpop band Pulp, willed himself to come to Yale in order to see the dinosaur mural at the Peabody. He has a song about dinosaurs (“I met her in the Museum of Paleontology / And I make no bones about it / I said, ‘If you wish to study dinosaurs »

Diane Arbus gives “talk” through, time A/V equipment

April 6, 2012
Just before the lights were turned down at the “talk” by the late photographer Diane Arbus this Wednesday at the Yale University Art Gallery, History of Art Department chair Alexander Nemerov GRD ’92 turned his audience’s attention to what would be the most salient variable of the presentation. “Some of you may know that I »
The Slavs sing and yik in a circle.

How we learned to love the Slavs

March 30, 2012
On Feb. 25, I went to the Slifka Center for “Slavs, Klez, and Friends,” a joint concert by the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus, the Yale Klezmer Band, the Yale Russian Chorus and no fewer than 40 (FORTY) of their friends, who were all dressed in white peasant blouses and red sashes. “The wildest concert of »

New Haven Bike Polo rides, never stops rollin’

February 24, 2012
According to the flyers, here is what you should bring to New Haven Bike Polo: 1) a bike. 2) a helmet. 3) a mallet (if you have one). 4) a good attitude. That’s all you need. But if you have them, also useful are: 1) tattoos. 2) vegan baking skills. 3) past membership in a »

Evicting a Visionary

January 20, 2012
Sam Bendinelli ’13 didn’t expect levitation when he went to a public hearing last February. But then again, he had never been at a public hearing with CJ May FES ’89, Yale’s recycling coordinator. Bendinelli had been working with Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 on a bill that would prohibit New Haven tax »

Caroline Smith’s got the swing at the Underbrook

October 28, 2011
As a Caroline, I have an affinity for things that sound like “Caroline.” I audited the Western art history survey last year starting at the Carolingian period; I identify in general as “sanguine.” So on Saturday evening after listening to Minneapolis band Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, who shared the stage with Yale’s own »

The Greenhorns: Sustainable Farming with “Punky Grassroots Ninjas”

October 21, 2011
Severine von Tscharner Fleming showed up to the screening of her documentary, “The Greenhorns,” shown last Thursday at the Saybrook Underbrook, wearing an ankle-length denim skirt and a thick wool sweater that kept rolling itself up while she spoke to the audience. Her curly dirty-blond hair was pinned back, and she contorted her tall body »