Credit for an Incomplete
“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.
A Social Education Onstage
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.
A Warm Welcome, in Pictures
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
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. »
“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: Narrating Nonfiction
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.
A Brave Landing
When I first entered the Yale School of Architecture’s newest exhibit, "Everything Loose Will Land," I was confronted by a triangular fortress, 20 feet wide on each leg with rectangular portals, towering up to the ceiling amidst dangling neon shapes.