‘Public’ with naked emotion

April 6, 2007 • 0
For all the laughter they eventually pry from within, embarrassing and traumatic experiences are typically left behind in childhood. Looking back is always an experience that is … interesting, but never one you would want to go through in front of people, in public, on stage. Yet someone else’s stories still remain strangely seductive. Let’s »

Slam up racial identity with poetry

March 30, 2007 • 0
Not since Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five hit us with “The Message” has hip hop spoken directly to social change — at least not in the mainstream. But “In the Cypher: A Poetry Slam” at the Yale Cabaret this weekend reminds us of those now mythic lyrics: “Don’t push me ‘cause I’m close to »

Violent love in the reality and ‘Illusion’ divide

February 16, 2007 • 0
Balancing your third coffee of the day and an armload of books, you’re knocked out of your caffeinated coma by a couple slightly overexcited for their evening rendezvous. At this point in your cold, wet nightmare, you come to realize Valentine’s Day on Yale’s campus isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be. And if »

Freaky ‘Plaid’ resurrection

February 9, 2007 • 0
Have a hankering for a malt soda? Want to return to the days when music was more than the strains coming from the burrito cart? Wish that dating meant holding hands at Lover’s Lane instead of selecting “In a Relationship” on Facebook? Congratulations, you’ve got ’60s nostalgia. In a Sudler-funded production directed by Ashley Rodbro »