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Jim Fadiman: Researcher in the Sky with Diamonds

November 9, 2012 • 0
On Thursday, Dr. James Fadiman visited Branford for a Master’s Dessert, where he was interviewed by his cousin Anne Fadiman, the Francis Writer-in-Residence. Dr. Fadiman has been an author, professor and consultant, and he co-founded Sofia University. But the trajectory of his multifaceted career started in a Paris café in 1961, when his favorite Harvard »

Trick or Treat: A Photo Essay

November 2, 2012 • 5833
Jen Mulrow ’14 is the newest addition to the WEEKEND team. An art major and ardent photographer, she will be regularly posting photo essays and single shots to the WEEKEND blog, beginning this Saturday. Here she presents a photo essay entitled “Trick or Treat” — we invite you to take your pick (though WEEKEND always »

A good neighborhood

September 28, 2012 • 0
Midway through a lazy summer before my freshman year of college, my grandmother asked me if I would like to pay my great-grandmother a visit. So I accompanied my grandparents to Mount Carmel cemetery, a tightly packed maze of monuments built by Brooklyn’s well-to-do Jewish families on a slope next to the Jackie Robinson Parkway »

A Dancer Dances

September 21, 2012 • 0
On principle, I don’t take classes before 11:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This means, no matter what, that I won’t even shop requirements for my major at this time. Classes with shining evals, classes that somehow magically fill all the skill requirements at once, and classes that have hot TFs and free trips to Fiji »

Dear Master Robot

September 21, 2012 • 0
YALE IS CHANGING, AND MANY UNDERGRADUATES HAVE QUESTIONS. HERE TO ADDRESS CONCERNS IS YOUR NEW, YALE CORPORATION-APPROVED ROBOT WHO WILL BE REPLACING YOUR RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE MASTER. Dear Robot Master, I need to pick a major, and I’m torn between humanities and history of art. Can we sit down and talk about it? -Majorless in Morse »

Den svenska äventyret

September 14, 2012 • 0
It’s a polarizing topic, and I have stood on both sides of the aisle. Whenever the dreaded word is brought up, people always feel strongly: pro or con. There’s rarely — if ever — any middle ground to be found. I have seen my friends and nemeses scream, wail, cajole and whimper. Though it is »

Red Solo cups, Meeske, and more…

September 14, 2012 • 1
Chase Niesner, Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Mary Miller walk into a darty in Greenwich … This isn’t just any darty. It’s in Greenwich. This isn’t all we know of parties. We attend tea parties, cat parties, game parties with such time-honored festive classics as Bridge and Uno. We know. And, what’s of greater interest to »

‘Robot,’ endearing, frankly a bit much

September 7, 2012 • 0
There’s a lot to love about “Robot & Frank.” Maybe a little bit too much to love. The new indie flick takes place sometime in the near future, in a time when robot butlers abound, to much reverie by the younger generation. Unfortunately, the protagonist is an aged, forgetful, lonely man named Frank (Frank Langella). »

A Case for Cinematic Style

September 7, 2012 • 1
No one reads “Fifty Shades of Grey” for its superior writing style. The same can be said for most of the books on The New York Times’ Best Seller List. People read these books simply for story. When one wants to truly sink her teeth into literature, she turns to pieces with not only a »

27 spring time gems in New Haven

April 20, 2012 • 2
It’s springtime at Yale, which means papers are finally ending and you can once again get out, read books for pleasure, and otherwise reenter the realm of the living. New Haven lies in wait, so unchain your bike (buy one if you never got around to it) or set out on foot and explore some »

Slavoj Žižek: Leftist, paradox, WTF?

April 20, 2012 • 1
Q. What did you think of speaking at the Yale Political Union tonight, using their format, which is not the kind of lecture you’re usually used to? A. No, no, let’s not idealize this form. Of course it’s all posturing and like one-, two-sentence phrases. It’s like I said, I meant this seriously at the »

Documentary, the creative vs the polemic

April 13, 2012 • 8
Andrew Grace doesn’t like documentary films very much. So he told 30-some people Wednesday at a workshop in Kroon Hall — a workshop he was conducting on documentary filmmaking. Making documentaries is what Grace does for a living. He had come to New Haven to promote his new movie “Eating Alabama,” which was screened Tuesday »