In a phenomenal turn of events, Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 and the Yale football team both triumphed in a historic two-week span for the University.
November 18, 2016
Between scenes, John Coltrane’s discordant “Ascension” echoes throughout the theatre. It is a fitting choice for this cast. They wrench and squeeze, from a flawed text, a world of undeniable emotion. The humanity of the characters fleshes out beyond the cardboard caricatures Quiara Alegría Hudes created.
November 4, 2016
When the Swedish Academy announced on Oct. 13 that Bob Dylan had won the Nobel Prize in Literature, whole swathes of the terminally useless literati rent their turtleneck sweaters and gnashed their pretentious teeth in amusing frustration. Yet by awarding Dylan his much-deserved Nobel Prize, the Academy expanded the world’s understanding of what constitutes literature.
October 27, 2016
Turning away briefly from his administrative responsibilities to appreciate contemporary art, President Barack Obama awarded one of this year’s 12 National Humanities Medals to poet and Yale English professor Louise Glück on Sept. 22.
October 26, 2016
“My work has always been about the environment,” Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’89 noted in a lecture given at the Yale University Art Gallery on […]
October 14, 2016
The utility of art remains a thorny question. Is art purely aesthetic, or should it interact with the world beyond the colonnaded confines of marble […]
September 30, 2016
There is hardly a figure in modern American politics more complex than Anthony Weiner. He is simultaneously charismatic, nauseating, poised, unhinged, fearless, cowardly, sincere and […]
September 23, 2016
Self-portraits are often some of the most penetrating and dynamic pieces an artist produces. From those of Dürer, microscopically detailed, to those of Van Gogh, […]
September 16, 2016