Thinkin' deep thoughts.


October 10, 2014 • 0
Sustainability art has never meant anything more to me than office ornaments made of recycled magazines, usually by independent artisans from some developing country, to be sold at Barnes and Noble in the gift section. So, since the Yale School of Art’s “Rock, Paper, Scissor, Lizard, Spock” show features, according to the website, “artists considering how to make work being sensitive to the environment,” I expected something along those lines.

More Work Than Study?

October 3, 2014 • 0
Today, 57 years later, students face similar policies. In 2014, the Provost’s Office created a new work-study policy that echoes many of the marked class difference of Old Yale.
They've got moves.

‘Slow Dancing’ under the stars

September 12, 2014 • 0
I was amazed at the bravery of the dancers who agreed to this, who would allow complete strangers such an intimate perspective on how their bodies work.
The Dean in repose.

Dr. J: Rebounding with Yale’s New Dean

August 29, 2014 • 0
WEEKEND sat down with Yale College Dean Holloway, who arrived directly from a meeting on how to increase his interaction with undergraduates. An interview with WEEKEND, of course, was a good start. Now settled in since becoming Dean in May, Holloway discusses his aspirations in his new post, his nickname of Dr. J and his »
No singing bulldog here.

The Beaten Path to “Acceptance”

April 25, 2014 • 0
“Acceptance” will no doubt bring audiences back to their transformative adolescent years.
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Not All Puppets are Evil

April 18, 2014 • 0
I’ve been scared of puppets since before I can remember, and I don’t know how this happened. It probably has something to do with an episode of Scooby-Doo in which a nice man who’s been helping Shaggy and the crew out suddenly collapses and, voilà, we see that he was not, after all, a good Samaritan. Instead, he’s a mindless vessel through which the villain could trap Scooby and friends in a large and psychopathically decorated mansion. Anyway, since then I’ve never been able to trust a puppeteer, or enjoy any sort of performance involving puppets. Besides being scary, I always thought puppets were pointless. A sock doesn’t tell a story any better than a real mouth, nor is it particularly interesting to look at.
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What T-Shirts Teach Us

March 28, 2014 • 0
When we wear T-shirts, we don’t tend to think much about the message on them, much less how that image, slogan or trendy graphic design can be used to understand a group’s cultural identity. But the collection in the exhibit “T-Shirt Talk: The Art of Reimagining Cultural Jewish Identity” at the Slifka Center does just »

Christine Houle: Yale’s Twirl Girl

March 7, 2014 • 0
Most Yalies have probably seen Christine Houle ’16 in action at a football or basketball game. Though everyone might not immediately recognize her on the street as the same girl twirling batons and tossing herself through the air with incredible grace and agility, Houle does maintain some degree of campus celebrity. As Yale’s only serious »