Not All Puppets are Evil
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.
What T-Shirts Teach Us
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
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 »