‘Edwardian Opulence’: a decadent feast for the mind
The Yale Center for British Art’s exhibit “Edwardian Opulence” is a veritable feast for all the senses. The two-floored exhibition, which serves as an artistic and cultural representation of the opulence of the Edwardian era — 1900 to 1913 — provides audiences with a taste of the era that expands far beyond the typical portraits »
Pulchritudinous but painful
Bad Romantics is Yale’s resident drag troupe. They’re putting on a show this weekend entitled “Circus,” and theatricality is the theme that connects all the acts. There are stilts! There are wigs! There are cat costumes! It really is a circus.
New York buzzes with fashion bees
Last Thursday night, the fashion masses flooded the streets of New York and 500 other cities around the world. This was Fashion’s Night Out, and the city unrolled the fanfare. In SoHo, Broadway looked like High Street during the first night of camp Yale. Completely flooded with doe-eyed fashion amateurs (freshmen), condescending veterans of the »
Passion Pit won’t put you to sleep
All your manic pixie dream girl/boy Spring Fling wishes will be fulfilled with the impending arrival of Passion Pit on Old Campus’ stage. With only one EP and one full-length studio album to the band’s name, it isn’t overreaching to expect everyone to be singing along with the high pitched vocals of lead singer Michael »
Seems Like Old Times?
1945 On a hot Sunday afternoon in 1945, 17-year-old Kemerer Edwards ’49 hurried across Old Campus. He stood at a staggering 6-foot-4, his brown hair waving in the August breeze over handsome cheekbones as he entered Dwight Hall for a start-of-the-year mixer. Girls from Smith, Wellesley and New Haven squeezed through the crowd, coquettishly introducing »
Street Style: Staying warm with some color
You, your suite mates, and everyone you know wears a Barbour jacket, or some iteration of a black puffer coat. WEEKEND doesn’t blame you, New Haven is cold and you do what you gotta do to stay warm. This week’s Fashion Winner doesn’t settle for the norm to stay warm (see, we can rhyme too!). »
YCBA does the Bard
Trying to do Shakespeare justice is hard. Arguably the greatest writer of all time, his work has influenced everything from our modern movies (10 Things I Hate About You, I mean Taming of the Shrew) to the language we speak (he invented something like 1,000 words). This semester, Yale pays homage to the bard through »
Yaledancers is hot. Of course its members are talented, entertaining and artistic. But mainly, they’re hot. They lift, twist and turn effortlessly in their costumes and always remind us that what we were doing at Toad’s last Wednesday night was NOT dancing. Their sassy, diverse and flawlessly executed fall show is a testament to their »