Urban Outfitters Only
The boy holding the sign that reads “2 Kiko Milano” is not wearing makeup. Maybe this is the joke, I think to myself, because Kiko Milano an Italian makeup boutique.
Forestry, Film and Food: Ian Cheney
Q: Why did you choose to make a film about Chinese food?
A: Just after grad school my best friend and I were on our way to Iowa to shoot “King Corn” [his first film]. We stopped at a Chinese restaurant in a small town — middle of nowhere America — in the middle of the night and ordered General Tso’s chicken. It made us wonder, who is General Tso, and why does he have chicken everywhere in America? That’s something we wanted to chase. The idea simmered on the back burner for a few years, and then we teamed up with Jennifer 8. Lee, a nonfiction writer, who has a chapter in her latest book about General Tso.
Newspeak is Yale’s newest jazz ensemble. The five undergraduates, Alexander Dubovoy ’16, Hans Bilger ’16, Eli Brown ’17, Harvey Xia ’16 and Emma Akrawi ’14, released their first album, “Machinery of the Night,” in November. The grammy-winning recording engineer Jack Renner produced the album, which has a unique, shifting style. This is not your grandfather’s »
The Road to Rhodes
When I asked what it really takes to be a Rhodes scholar, two of the Yale winners from this year responded. “Passion,” said Jordan Konell.“Vision,” said Matt Townsend. Confession: I usually don’t believe it when people say things like this. But these two seniors really, really convinced me that they meant — and, more importantly, understood — what they were saying.
To Game or Not to Game
Like many other Yalies, I pretended to be incredibly, unprecedentedly and obscenely excited to watch The Game, since football is my favorite sport ever. (Go … blue? (We probably say that, right? Or maybe we say “Old Blue,” for like, Yale?)) Now, however, (and I’m *crying* on the couch as I write this) I will »
Unsacred People Doing Sacred Work: Ari Shavit
Shavit is an award winning author and nonfiction writer. Born in Rehovot, Israel, he attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem and went on to write for Haaretz, the oldest Israeli daily newspaper. (He has also written for The New Yorker.) His book, My Promised Land: The Tragedy and Triumph of Israel came out in 2013.
The Real World Comes to Yale
Last week my little sib’s laptop and wallet got stolen straight out of his common room. I don’t know whether it’s within my familial obligations to do anything except console him about it, so I don’t think it’s crossing a line to tell you the story
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?
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.
‘Slow Dancing’ under the stars
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.
Dr. J: Rebounding with Yale’s New Dean
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 »