Frani O'Toole
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
On Networking

Artist Brainard Carey is working on his own social network. His methods are old-fashioned, relying on friends’ referrals and outreach over email. Carey connects to […]

Editors’ Note

Dear all: When we decided to do an online issue, it wasn’t to say print is dead. Print is not dead. Soon the Yale Daily […]

Open Life

Many people, after all, have gone nude or drawn nudes. The shared component of the experience reflects the essence of nudity itself — when stripped of everything else, the body is what everyone has in common.


The buck had only one antler, and we both expected imbalance to be the thing that drowned him. He had entered the river gracefully, like […]

Freedom between the lines

No introduction to Dwayne Betts LAW ’16 can cut it, really — you need to read his memoir, “A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison.” After being arrested for carjacking at age 16, Betts spent eight years in prison, where he began reading and writing poetry. Since then, Betts has worked at bookstores, started reading clubs for African-American boys and is currently in his third year at Yale Law School. In addition to his memoir, he has published two books of poetry. WKND sat down with Betts last Tuesday to talk about people, places and what poetry might be reaching for.


The sinkhole happened at the crack of a bat. It was with the baseball player’s swing, in a perfect collision of wood to stitches, that […]

Love in the time of Windham-Campbell

It’s best not to bring reading materials to speed dating. Unless, of course, it’s Literary Speed Dating — in that case, bring all the books you can.