Instead of fancy gadgets for their auctions, Art Trade utilizes jars! Yay.

Bidding Wars

December 7, 2012
A work of art? $5 a year. A one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your common room? Priceless.
Art happens. Sometimes it's local.

Grab your Passport, Think a Little Harder

October 12, 2012
Tucked away in downtown New Haven amidst financial centers, Arabic hookah joints and organic food delis, there lies a small gallery called Artspace. Each year, through the City-Wide Open Studios initiative, that one venue expands how much work it can spotlight by helping turn the studios of hundreds of local artists into mini-galleries in their »
Look at this ancient rubble.

Of earthquakes and shattered dreams

August 24, 2012
I like to live in a fantasy world; a world where everything makes sense and the make believe is suddenly possible, a world where I really am everything and anything that I so desperately want to be. The writer, the wanderer, the reporter, the crusader for justice. The dark, exotic stranger with the long skirts »

Driveby Live Passion

April 26, 2012
I’m going to be honest here; before the Spring Fling line up was released, I had never heard of Passion Pit. It’s possible that I’m not indie enough (shameless fan of now-mainstream Gotye) but I’d like to think that’s not the case. Listening to their songs on YouTube made them seem like every other well-educated, »
The event has just begun...

How to get Yalies to come to your (actually) great event

April 6, 2012
If you’re a Yalie through and through, chances are that you have, at one point or another, tried to organize an event. Chances are about four of your friends showed up and the rest of your potential attendees were scattered through the other 30 events happening on campus at the same time. So how to »

Delicious ‘Liaisons’

March 30, 2012
There are two types of people at Yale — those who have read the original novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” and those who have seen “Cruel Intentions.” Either way, everyone has their own clandestine love affair with this story of passionate ardor, scandalous secrets and the price of revenge. For it is a story that reels »
Did I break a sweat? Did I sweat too much?

When to gym, or not to gym

February 26, 2012
“It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, conversation got boring, you said you’re going to bed soon, so I snuck off to the bedroom.” Why does Lily Allen get to hit the sack and I don’t? Sleeping (anywhere) at 5 am is only for the weak. Here at Yale, we like tradition, and we also like »
If I'll wake up with perfect abs tomorrow?

8 Minute Abs

February 13, 2012
My iPod is mocking me. Plugged into my sound system, it’s blaring Mickey Avalon: “One, two, three, four, get your booty on the dance floor. Work it out, shake it little momma, let me see you do the Jane Fonda.” It’s reminding me that I should “work it out, work it little momma,” and yet »
Spin classes offered at Payne Whitney Gymnasium are more intense than this casual stroll to nowhere.

Spinning, through my eyes

February 6, 2012
Sweat is (already) covering my palms and forehead with a light sheen. In the basement of Payne Whitney, I had decided to try a spin class for WEEKEND. As the editors said at the beginning, I have “nothing to lose but my dignity.” So what is spinning? It’s a high- intensity cardio workout on stationary »
Marcel Duchamp is not four years old.

TODAY: Can a four year old make a Basquiat?

January 22, 2012
A typical Yale weekend starts with a pre-game, some awful vodka, and leads to DKE or (if you’re posh enough) SigEp. If you’re lucky it might end with some heaven sent, greasy, Yorkside pizza. That’s typical. But what if you want something atypical? What if you want to feel like a Yale student while sipping »
The Mahabharata

WEEKEND SHOPS: SAST 368 / RLST 186: The Mahabharata / Hugh Flick

January 13, 2012
Q. You teach a class called “The Mahabharata.” But what is that? A. The Mahabharata is one of the major heroic epic poems of India. It’s the world’s longest epic poem, and has 1,000,000 two-line verses. Q. The Mahabharata is often separated from other epics since its time, and not just for the length of »

Your body is beautiful with the Alexander Technique

November 11, 2011
Having procrastinated for the entire week, I had been up till 7 a.m. writing my English paper on monstrous Indian gods. And so when I had to wake up at 10 a.m. to learn about a holistic way of conducting my body, I tried to curl back into my bed cover. As I walked to »