‘Remembering’ more than the date

September 9, 2011 • 0
Comprising about a dozen photographs and a single canvas painting, new exhibit “Remembering 9/11” fills but one hallway of the Yale University Art Gallery. But quantity matters little in this provocative study of perspectives lost and gained in the wake of a tragedy that has been eternally chiseled in the collective recesses of our memory. »

Drum gets lost in beautiful, ambitious dream

April 22, 2011 • 1
On posters featuring a gorgeous brunette flying through the air in a flowing red dress, the latest debut from A Different Drum at the Off Broadway Theater guarantees to put the viewer in a state of blissful serenity. Fortunately, the show fulfills the posters’ promise. An exhilarating mix of ballet, melodic music and dark, edgy »

‘The Perks’ not perky

April 15, 2011 • 1
“The Perks,” directed by Michael Mcquilken DRA ’11, is supposed to be a lively concert by the Yale Percussion Group, featuring xylophones, drums and a bevy of other percussion instruments. But the show, which premiered last night at the Yale Cabaret, does not quite fulfill the audience’s expectations, quickly devolving into a shrill ruckus. The »

Mizu makes mackerel and more, masterfully

February 18, 2011 • 0
Restaurants around Yale form a pattern as you head farther west. There’s Ivy Noodle, the scourge of Broadway, where an obnoxious staff sucks all the pleasure out of the excellent food they serve. Next comes Basil on Howe Street, where food as tasty as Ivy Noodle’s finds its match in decent service but is made »

Bollywood vs. the world

January 28, 2011 • 0
This week, the Yale South Asian Film Society’s film festival has brought more than just a bit of Bollywood to New Haven. The festival seeks to update the perception of Indian cinema and increase awareness of the different cultures of the region. The screenings range from political documentaries and art films to international blockbusters, all »

“Iolanthe” fails to cast a spell

October 29, 2010 • 2
Music, humor and dance all combine at the Saybrook Underbrook this weekend to form a story of love and passion in the Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s performance of “Iolanthe.” The comic opera, co-directed by Dylan Morris ’11 and Leah Libresco ’11, was first produced at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1882. True to its »