Backstage: Meet Jeff Weaver, cheese trucker, cheese vendor, cheese god?

February 26, 2010
When you combine Jason Sobocinski’s love for grilling and cheese with Tom Sobocinski’s love for vehicles, you get “The Cheese Truck.” The truck brings Caseus cheese shop and restaurant to the streets, offering an exciting assortment of vegetarian soups, mouth watering sandwiches, and healthy salads. scene interviews Jeff Weaver, sous chef at Caseus and the »

scene cover | Hustling or homeless?

February 19, 2010
There are people on the streets of New Haven who know what time certain Yale students go to lecture, what time they go to dinner, when they go to section and what routes they prefer to take when walking across campus. These people rely on these seemingly mundane details to make a profit. They are »

Caveat Lector (events you miss at your own peril): LIVE BLOG of the Finzi-Contini Lecture

February 3, 2010
Cora Lewis live-blogs the Finzi-Contini Lecture on “Borges and the Impossibility of Writing” at 5 p.m. in Whitney Humanities Center. Caveat Lector: LIVE BLOG of the Finzi-Contini Lecture, by Cora Lewis

A Cutler’s tale

January 29, 2010
For 52 years, musical legends and their followers have walked the hallowed, litter-strewn grey sidewalks of Broadway. Their Doc Martens and Converse shoes tread where so many have tread before, making the pilgrimage to a cultural landmark and musical mainstay of New Haven’s downtown neighborhood. Anyone who is, was, or will be anyone has bought »

Haiti: Yale reacts to tragedy

January 22, 2010
I am sitting in a lecture hall, taking notes on Don Quixote and thinking about lunch, when an earthquake hits. It is a 6.1 on the Richter scale and that means that it brings buildings down. That means that schools turn to rubble and church towers, like Battell Chapel’s, topple. This is not a fabrication »

Broadway wonderland for wunderkind

January 15, 2010
I am a child who has just been told that New Haven was once Never-Never Land. Sort of. Almost. For the purposes of this article, anyway. If you take the second star on the right and fly straight on to morning, you will arrive at a faraway, simpler time. A time when the stores on »

Notable Quotables: 12.19.09

December 19, 2009
As final exams wrap up, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors. Winnie the Pooh: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?'” — A.A. Milne (Submitted by Cassius Clay.) Ulysses, with some creative interpretation, on why studying »

scene | My first Yale-Harvard game

November 19, 2009
As I scooped the last lumps of chocolate ice cream out of the bottom of my milkshake glass, my grandfather slid a napkin to me across the diner tabletop. It was covered with inky Xs and Os, but it wasn’t a game of tic-tac-toe or an affectionate note ending in hugs and kisses. He was »

It’s not Shakespeare, but it’s “a Dream”

November 6, 2009
An overly-pensive prince and a tempest-tossed, cross-dressing maiden currently share the stage at the Whitney Theater, but their names are not Hamlet or Viola. Prince Segismundo and Lady Rosaura, instead, are two members of a fairy-tale band of characters that populate “Life is a Dream,” directed by Isaac Durand ’10. Durand selected this 17th century »

Country meets city

October 23, 2009
With heart-wrenching (bordering on soul-baring) song lyrics, an authentic bluegrass twang, and fraternal love front and center, the Avett Brothers never apologize for their earnestness and enthusiasm. The idea wouldn’t occur to them. And their certainty makes one wonder when those qualities lost their luster. This past Saturday, at Terminal 5 in New York City, »