Your hipsterness is over

November 12, 2010 • 1
Hipsters. Are you annoyed yet? I’m aware this word generally brings a flurry of scorn. But, please, bear with me. We’re going to revisit the case of the hipster one last time — well, hopefully. n + 1, a semiannual politics, arts and culture journal in New York City, recently released a well-constructed “sociological investigation” »

Viewing the film of French cooking

September 18, 2009 • 0
Whether you’re the next Julia Child or the kind of person who has only mastered the art of microwave cooking, you’re bound to learn a thing or two at this weekend’s “Festival of Food and Film,” sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Project, Whitney Humanities Center and the Film Studies Center. At the very least, »
The Whiffenpoofs exhibit in Sterling Memorial Library features highlights like a homage to the “Whiffenpoof Song” and album covers from 1942, as well as memorabilia from other singing groups.

Exhibit celebrates 100 years of Whiffs

September 9, 2009 • 1
Treading the halls of Sterling Memorial Library this month is a blast from the Whiffenpoofs’ past. As Yale’s oldest a cappella singing group prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, a Whiffs exhibit housed in Sterling library is honoring a century of Mory’s cups, white gloves and melodious voices. Spending months digging through old archives and »

Backstage: Pierre Huyghe

March 27, 2009 • 0
Meet Pierre Huyghe, organizer, artisan, FRENCHMAN Hometown Paris, France favorite american restaurant La Esquina favorite parisian tourist site Jardin de Climatation Favorite film “F for Fake” by Orson Welles QWhy were you drawn to film as a medium? AI primarily do constructed situations. These constructed situations are mediated through the best medium I found to »

Coming up they were confused

December 5, 2008 • 0
Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” is an emotionally uplifting tale about an orphaned boy struggling through life in Mumbai that just might usher in Bollywood to the masses. Though the ending is predictable within its first few minutes, Boyle brings a gripping energy to the film, offering a balanced dose of harsh reality and thoughtful escapism. »

Woo blesses your pad

November 14, 2008 • 0
Justin Woo trekked through mountains of pizza boxes to find ways to make your suite sweet. It’s time to impress your friends with nuanced lighting, coffee-table conversation pieces and creative uses of garbage. Danika Fears translates from Swedish and everyone goes home happy. The typical college dorm room has generic furniture, bad lighting and a »

Making bad films

November 7, 2008 • 0
Making a film is dirty business. Kevin Smith’s “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and Barry Levinson’s “What Just Happened” get down and dirty with the film industry by offering an insider’s peak into filmmaking, but the resulting pictures are only similar in their failure to garner laughs. In Smith’s gross-out film, Zack (Seth Rogen) »

FILM BRIEFS | Beau Travail

October 31, 2008 • 0
Brawny, sun-drenched males scattered upon the African coast: It is an image fit to rival any one of David Beckham’s sultry Armani ads. But, such homoerotic and beautifully shot images take on a whole new poetic meaning in Claire Denis’ “Beau Travail,” which the Whitney Humanities Center will screen this Sunday. The film, based on »

Memories lost with style

October 24, 2008 • 0
Delve into the nature of memory tonight when Cinema at the Whitney presents “Last Year at Marienbad” and “Muriel,” two films by acclaimed French New Wave director Alain Resnais. Originally released in the early ’60s, these avant-garde works remain as controversial and alluring today as they were over forty years ago. “Last Year at Marienbad” »

Meet Michael Huang ’09: Designer, Stylist, Man about town

October 10, 2008 • 1
Hometown: Columbia, S.C. Residential College: Silliman Ivy Noodle or Yorkside: Neither — my recent acquisition of a fully functioning kitchen provides a delicious alternative to walking to Yorkside at 2 a.m. and getting mugged Superpower of Choice: Pausing time (I am a particularly bad procrastinator) Q: How did you discover your interest in creating fashion? »

Czech your reservations at the door

September 26, 2008 • 0
Depending on your tastes, a giggling woman wearing nothing except for strategically placed food items may not be the most erotic of images. But, in Jiri Menzel’s “I Served the King of England,” such an image is emblematic of an indulgent time in the Czech Republic’s history — before the Germans came marching in and »

Shoulda gone to Madrid

September 5, 2008 • 0
In “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” a Spanish artist named Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) offers two beautiful young women a romantic weekend getaway. He promises, “We will see the sights, eat some good food, drink some good wine and make love.” Woody Allen’s latest film offers us all this and more in a breezy fashion that is »