With temperature below freezing this week and “Glee” not starting back up until Superbowl Sunday, you might find yourself in your dorm room filled with ennui. However, some master’s teas this week may pique your interest.
History and comics. This combination may sound odd, but Kate Beaton wittily combines the two for her webcomic “Hark! A Vagrant,” a comedic series about Canadian history. Her most recent comic is about Lester B. Pearson, so it would only be apt that Beaton is speaking at Pierson College, co-sponsored by the Yale Record, Monday at 4:00 p.m.
And if the weather is too bitter to leave Pierson at all, just stay until Tuesday at 4 p.m. for a master’s tea by Steven Simmons, the Chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement. Simmons will discuss, “Reforming Education in Connecticut,” a very timely subject after the recent announcement of the New Haven Promise.
Also on Tuesday at 4 p.m., director and producer of “The Bourne Identity,” Doug Liman will be at Davenport College. If his master’s tea makes you crave to see a political thriller, you can go to Sudler Hall at 8 pm for a screening of his new film “Fair Game,” starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.