San Fermin played at BAR this week

ELLIS LUDWIG-LEONE ’11: Songwriter, Bandleader, Fan of Hemingway

April 26, 2013 • 544
On Wednesday night at BAR restaurant, the band San Fermin (named after the Spanish town featured in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”) performed selections from their upcoming self-titled debut LP, a self-described “pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop, and contemporary classical composition.” For San Fermin’s bandleader and album’s songwriter, Ellis Ludwig-Leone ’11, this was the first chance to perform his new work in front of his alma mater. On Thursday, after the show, WEEKEND caught up with Ludwig-Leone on the phone to discuss the ins and outs of putting together a debut album, blending genres, and collaborating with your English 120 professor.
Crazy for this crazy family

Just Missing ‘Normal’

April 26, 2013 • 4
It’s obvious, even from the first couple of scenes, that “Next To Normal” is designed to be impressive.
Hold me closer, Yale dancer.

Hitting Her Marks

March 29, 2013 • 781
Midway through my interview Dance Studies professor and faculty head of the Yale Dance Theater, Emily Coates ’06 GRD ’11, I realized that I’d become distracted by her hands.
Which "yoyos" broke Yorkside's window?

The Koutroumanis: Making your pizza, watching the intoxicated

March 8, 2013 • 1
WEEKEND sat down with George and his daughter Eleni, from Yorkside Pizza, to discuss the ins and outs of a family business that depends on the cravings of undergrads.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Thanks to ‘Inspector Hound’

March 1, 2013 • 1205
At one point in “The Real Inspector Hound,” the play’s five central characters realize that there may be a murderer in their midst and they all rush to grab improvised weapons — the maid gets a rope, the ex-soldier in a wheelchair clutches a bent pipe and a young socialite fiercely wields a candlestick.
Families have been sad for decades, guys.

All the Melodrama, All at Once

February 15, 2013 • 0
The Yale Dramat play prides itself on this ambitious sort of crosscutting through time. Written by Jesse Schreck ’14 and directed by Zeke Blackwell ’13, the project is the first student-written production at the Dramat in two years and, considering this sort of institutional support, it aims high.
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Hack to the Future

February 1, 2013 • 0
Tech at Yale is here; it has been for several years. The challenge is finding a space for it to stay, and figuring out whether there’s enough room in the University’s old stone walls for both theory and practice.

Kissing Cole

January 18, 2013 • 1152
Our University loves nothing more than celebrating itself. If nothing else, this weekend’s performance of “Kiss Me, Kate” in concert will be a wonderfully gleeful experience of just that.
SUN is FUN: Sarah, Yoni, Ben and Diana!

Come Together, Right Now (Over Yale)

December 7, 2012 • 4879
The Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO) identifies with an academic approach, whereas Students Unite Now (SUN) is still consolidating its interests into a whole and defining its strategies. And while the groups may come closer to working together, they remain conscious of staying true to their own distinct identities.

The Rule-Abiding Guide to Better Tailgating

November 16, 2012 • 3045
It’s understandable that the rules governing tailgating have become increasingly complicated.
Outside Joke, Yale's newest experimental comedy troupes, conferenced in one of its members via WEEKEND's Macintosh for this photoshoot

You Haven’t Heard This One Before

November 9, 2012 • 0
Sitting in rehearsal for Outside Joke, one of Yale’s newest comedy troupes, things are very far from normal. The members begin with improv, running a traditional short-form game entirely in gibberish. Two players start to shout out nonsensical phrases as they chase each other around the room. One of them steals the other’s wallet. The »
The leader of the free world in a moment of levity. CHEESIN.

The Incumbent: An Exclusive Interview with our Nation’s Leader in “Richard 2012”

November 2, 2012 • 0
How does a good ruler govern? Can one really be better than the other? While the minutiae of the modern news cycle flurries around the stage of “Richard 2012 or The Body Politic: An Election Event Conceived and Performed by Alex Kramer ’13, Charlie Polinger ’13, and Raphael Shapiro ’13, Based on Richard II and »