SCENE COVER | Buying from the farm

April 9, 2010 • 12
A jug of salsa from the Yale Sustainable Food Project looks simple enough. The label, printed with soy ink on recycled paper, bears nutrition facts, ingredients and the YSFP wheelbarrow logo. The plastic, at least, is transparent. But the salsa itself is more mysterious. In 2007, its tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic were from Old »

A poetic look back at the aughts

December 4, 2009 • 0
The Internet. Love. Talk about the loss of values, talk about the crisis. Do we make good movies anymore? Has Britney Spears been in anything since “Crossroads”? How do you know it when you see it — the 2000s? Political views: Very conservative Interested in: Men Women Networking

Head to head(stone)

October 30, 2009 • 0
Joan and Bill Cameron, co-superintendents of the Grove Street Cemetery, live among ghosts. After almost 56 years of marriage and 35 years at the cemetery (25 years as co-superintendents), they have seen, heard and tape-recorded the spirits of the dead. In their bustling office near the cemetery gate, the couple sat down for a rare »

Meet Passion Play’s Sarah Ruhl: Playwright, Healer, Theatrical Animal

October 3, 2008 • 0
Hometown: Wilmette, Ill. Most Prized Possession: Her lucky charm Funniest thing she can remember her daughter saying: “I need poetry to poop.” if not a playwright, she would be: A portrait painter Q:Where did you get the inspiration for “Passion Play”? Did you think at all about Virginia Woolf? A: I had been traveling in »

… a bookstore by its cover: THE NOBLE TRUTH

September 12, 2008 • 0
Under the stairs in Barnes & Noble, Cecile Cohen keeps an understated office. The room is small, with a sloped ceiling and barely enough space for a desk, a couch and piles of books. There is no door, but Cohen likes it that way — anyone can come and go at any time. There are »

Unusual Suspects forge prisoner understanding

August 29, 2008 • 1
In the chapel at the Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility in Chino, Calif., 12 convicted criminals staged a wedding.­ The situation was getting tense: The groom had cold feet, the bride’s former boyfriend was causing trouble, the wedding ring was missing and none of the entertainment staff had been paid. The story unfolded with »

‘Yale Show’ shows Yale a new tradition

May 1, 2008 • 0
Among Yale students, the only university that’s more fun to ridicule than Harvard is, of course, Yale. “The Yale Show,” a musical comedy that pokes fun at Yale archetypes, opens tonight in the Off Broadway Theater. It marks the first anniversary of a tradition that started last spring when then-seniors David Chernicoff ’07, Eli Clark »

Remix it yourself: Thom Yorke’s ‘Nude’ in the nude

April 11, 2008 • 0
After marketing their album “In Rainbows” in October as a payment-optional (or, free) release, Radiohead have once again proved that they can basically do whatever they want and only increase their enormous popularity. Now available on iTunes are the five “stems,” or one-track components of their single “Nude,” which the average fan (me, or you) »

One-Act Play Festival probes shopping mall

March 7, 2008 • 0
It’s unclear whether springtime has come yet to New Haven, but just as flowers bloom and eggs hatch under the warm sun, three one-act plays written by the three first-year playwrights in the Yale School of Drama are now exploding into full, pulsating life at the Studio Theatre. The event is the Thornton Wilder Festival »

Whitney: Fancy films for the masses?

February 22, 2008 • 0
Among the options for weekend diversion at Yale, a film screening at the Whitney Humanities Center seems decidedly academic. Consider the choices for a given Friday night: sake bombing with friends at Miya’s Sushi or a screening of “The Puppetmaster,” a film which, according to the Cinema at the Whitney Web site, “explores the realities »

Check out the Yip-Yip Website

February 8, 2008 • 0
To understand “Two Kings of the Same Kingdom,” the new album by Yip-Yip, it helps to look at flashing colors and images. You can do this first by going to the band’s website,, where you are immediately confronted with a two-frame animation of a man with four arms in a checkered jumpsuit and mask, »

Resonance riffs on a capella model

January 25, 2008 • 0
Classical music at Yale has recently had some serious work done, and when she makes her public debut this Saturday in an intimate setting among friends and admirers, she’s bound to turn some heads. According to members of the newly formed Resonance Chamber Ensemble, fans of classical music at Yale have been calling for something »