Avant-Garde, Crystalized

September 14, 2012 • 0
In honor of its 15th anniversary this October, Artspace will play host to a variety of events centered on the theme of crystal — the gift traditionally exchanged between spouses on this wedding milestone. But the origin of the celebration’s motif is likely the only conventional element of the upcoming spectacle, as the gallery prepares »
“Independents,” which premiered at Yale last fall, has had a successful showing at the New York Fringe Festival.

‘We Don’t Fade’: Independents at the Fringe

August 31, 2012 • 1
When I went to see “Independents” last December, I found it sweet and sad. It was a poignant coming-of-age story in the guise of a nonsensical tale. Even though I could relate to neither historical re-enactment nor drug smuggling, I was pulled along by the sentiments that the characters conveyed — of the fear, uncertainty »

Reflection at Eaton’s Centre

August 24, 2012 • 0
The morning after James Holmes killed 12 in Aurora, I was riding on a subway in downtown Toronto. As I hung on to one of the metal poles in the train, there sat in a row of seats beside me a group of students who seemed to be visiting the city for the first time. »

To Myrtle!

April 20, 2012 • 1
While most Yale students delve into internships and study abroad programs following the end of exam period next month, many seniors will be spending the final moments of their Bright College Years together on the sunny shores of South Carolina, at North Myrtle Beach. For decades, graduating college seniors have flocked to Myrtle Beach in »

Nitty Scott: Rapper, modernizer, atypical 21-year-old

April 14, 2012 • 0
Nitty Scott MC is a 21-year-old hip hop musician who has attracted attention from the music industry for her skillfully orchestrated and lyrical raps. Born in Michigan but raised in Orlando, Fla., she began creating hip hop music when she was 14 years old. In 2010, Scott garnered praise for an online video featuring her »

Breaking the Glass Beaker

April 6, 2012 • 19
The Catch-22 of Underrepresentation Since the year 2000, women have come a long way in gaining tenure on Yale’s campus. Recent data compiled by the Women’s Faculty Forum shows an uptick in the number of women who have obtained tenure since the turn of the millennium. Women comprise 29 percent of the faculty members who »

Till Tenure Do Us Part

April 1, 2012 • 0
During one of his “Moralities of Everyday Life” lectures last term, psychology professor Paul Bloom cited research conducted on babies as a way of opening a discussion on the nature of human kindness. What few of the over 400 people in the class knew, however, is that for Bloom, the origins of this research were »

A new home for art at Highwood Square

March 30, 2012 • 2
“It’s between Burger King and AutoZone.” Those are the instructions that Kristina Zallinger, 66, gives for the location of her home at Highwood Square. Situated at 953 Dixwell Ave., the affordable-housing complex in Hamden appears to be an unlikely place to find inspiration. Around it are empty storefronts and dilapidated office buildings, old casualties perhaps »
Seersucker and pastel-colored shorts: the stuff (Yalie) dreams are made of.

Stuff Yalies Like #7: Pastel-Colored Shorts

March 29, 2012 • 0
For the fashion-conscious, spring is a wonderful season. After months of trying to look good in bulky parkas and water-proof gloves, they can now shed their ugly cocoons and take the campus by storm with sun dresses, leather sandals, and designer shades. For the gentleman of Yale, the sunny weather seems to signal the revival »

Believe in People tags alley next to Hull’s

March 25, 2012 • 3953
Believe in People has struck again. The elusive graffiti artist’s latest work, finished early last week, is a large mural on the side of Hull’s Art Supply & Framing at 1144 Chapel Street. The painting depicts a man pole-vaulting over mountains against the backdrop of a golden sun. The words “Do Something Amazing” are written »

‘The Physicists’ explores the science of madness

March 23, 2012 • 1
Historically, scientists have not had the best reputation for being well-adjusted. In books and movies, they are generally depicted as eccentric recluses with pale skin and crazy, bespectacled eyes. They spend most of their time in laboratory dungeons, or so we’re told, conducting experiments with strange substances whose names no one can pronounce. As kids, »
Why I chose Yale: to while away the sunlight hours reading a book about Ottawan politics.

Stuff Yalies Like #6: Over-commitment

March 20, 2012 • 0
Thanks to the warm weather recently, Yalies have been out in droves all across campus. We’ve come out of our midterm hibernation in full force, sitting by the Women’s Table, picnicking on the lawn of Old Campus, and using those tire swings that made Yale so endearing upon our first visit. For a few days »