Sleepless in New Haven? The Controversial State of Sleep Centers in the Elm City

September 12, 2014
In early winter, Gretchen Rose wasn’t sure about the fate of her job at Yale Medical Group’s Center for Sleep Medicine in New Haven. And six months later, when she stood as a witness before the Department of Public Health at Gateway Community College on June 18, she was still in the dark.
An arrangement of 49 frames containing photos of passbook pages meant to give proof of employment — some stamped, some bare — which black South Africans were required to carry at all times.

Through Art, South Africa Speaks

August 29, 2014
There’s not enough here to glean a sweeping sense of this artistic tradition — but in setting out to say just a little, this exhibit says plenty through its complicated, thoughtfully displayed emotional tensions.

The Art of Rebounding in NYC

April 25, 2014
On Wednesday evening, I attended the opening performance of “I Love You Because,” which is showing in the Saybrook Underbrook twice more tonight. If you need something to boost your spirits this weekend, this performance is a great choice (and I’ve got a couple dozen super excited prefrosh and their parents to back me up). »

Seeking Rhythm in Byzantine Iconography

April 18, 2014
Saints, beards and egg tempera – the Byzantines are back! George Kordis is reconceptualizing Byzantine iconography to focus on the relationship between the body and the sacred, giving traditionally two-dimensional spiritual subjects a humanity visitors can relate to. Until April 25, you can check out his work in an exhibit titled “Rhythm and Light” at the Institute of Sacred Music’s Gallery of Sacred Arts, and experience a refreshing connection to this celebrated artistic tradition.
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Gypsy Needs No Stage Mother

April 4, 2014
If I were Gypsy’s stage mother, I’d point my finger toward the Off Broadway Theater and insist, “this way, everyone,” and “a little louder with the applause, please.” When I head over to catch the Wednesday night dress rehearsal, I’m pulling out my phone, expecting to have to call to get in. Instead, I find »
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Roman Ruins and Human Drama

March 28, 2014
European landscape fans: it’s time to get your fix. An impressive collection of Richard Wilson’s 18th century paintings and drawings is currently on display at the Yale Center for British Art. It’s the first major exhibit devoted to Wilson’s work in 30 years, triumphantly timed with his 300th birthday. Until June 1, you can take »
A sailor without a harbor

Credit for an Incomplete

February 7, 2014
“Works in Progress” respects Tennant not only for the quality of his creation, but also for the force of his fantasy. Although Lascar never made it into circulation, he has found safe harbor on the Beinecke’s shelves.
Working for a better future for education.

A Social Education Onstage

January 24, 2014
Is it a choice between art and social awareness, or can a performance grapple with both? As The Defendant leaves us in discussion about both this school system nightmare and the depth of its characters , it passes with honors.
Revisiting an old space.

A Warm Welcome, in Pictures

October 18, 2013
A presentation this ambitious could easily overwhelm, and I’ll admit that this is how I felt when I found that the information booklet had a spine. But once tamed by the Beinecke curators, the exhibit is a creature of the large and friendly sort.

Middletown and the Paradox of Belonging

October 11, 2013
On Thursday night, I spent three hours in Middletown, an “ordinary place” in an “ordinary time.” Built on the ruins of two other towns, it claims a main street called Main Street, its own public library and a handful of questionable Native American legends. The citizens of Middletown are talkative, endearingly awkward and friendly enough. »
It's the start of the "Solstice" over in Green Hall.

Summoning Sojourners

September 27, 2013
“Okay, but what do you want me to do about it?” I ask the woman in the pink dress. She stares tiredly at me, her head resting on her fist.
Adina Hoffman

Adina Hoffman: Narrating Nonfiction

September 13, 2013
Adina Hoffman embraces her American and Jewish roots to write with a unique world-view. WEEKEND had the chance to meet up with Hoffman to discuss her work, her prize, and what it means to write great nonfiction.