Hack to the Future
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.
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.
Come Together, Right Now (Over Yale)
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.
You Haven’t Heard This One Before
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 »
If you’re not on my Gcal, it’s not going to happen
You, yes you! I haven’t seen you in ages. At least since freshman year, when we got lost together on the way to our first lecture, or was it during Camp Yale? (Wait, were you my suitemate?) Anyway, those were good times. Where have you been? What’s the deal with that? We should get a »
“The Master” drinks its own Kool-Aid
“The Master,” a new film by writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, follows shattered World War II veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) as he is drawn into to The Cause, a fictional cult, in 1950s America. The film’s title refers to Lancaster Dodd, the cult’s leader, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who bears a remarkable resemblance to »
A Venture into the Balls Business
New Haven Meatball House has a deceptively simple name. Yes, the new restaurant on the corner of Chapel and Park streets, does serve the mediocre, vaguely comforting plate of pasta and meatballs you know, love and will probably order. Don’t. Meatball House’s strength lies instead in its variations on that large, juicy glob of protein »
An Iraq Veteran Sees Beauty Between Bullets
Before shipping out to Iraq, John Bartle, the 21-year-old U.S. private who narrates Kevin Powers’ new novel, “The Yellow Birds,” promises a worried mother he will bring Murphy, his eighteen-year-old comrade in arms, home alive. He fails. Powers, who is both a veteran of the war and an MFA student at the University of Texas, »
‘Community’ Blues: Learning to Let Quirky Be
Oh. My. God. Did you see “Community” last night? The Troy and Abed scene! They’re like my real friends. Did you catch that reference that Britta made? And honestly, Jeff and Annie totally need to hook up. I mean, seriously. If you’re not one of the 1.5 million viewers who tune into NBC on Thursday »
‘Mew-sical’ toys with meta-nostalgia
Implicit in the production of “The Pokémon Mew-sical” is the notion that Ash Ketchum, his spunky sidekick, Pikachu, and their attempts to catch all of the pseudo-magical wildlife surrounding them will never be forgotten by our generation. Why? Every 10-year-old wants to go on an adventure. Most had to substitute a television or a GameBoy »