Kit Lea Cheang
The Universes In This One

After three days of bathing in the Myrtle Beach sun, sipping on sangria from red cups and jumping waves, I fell sick. So I sat […]

When No One is Watching

For those of us in senior societies, we partake in a heralded tradition of giving “bios,” shorthand for biographies. On Thursday nights, in the dim […]

Make Yourself At My Home

“We spend all our time here. I want to make a paradise,” mother says.

Windham-Campbell Festival: A Summer Reading List

A love of literature and a deep belief in the “flesh and blood and heart” of human beings led Donald Windham to establish the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University. This year, the prize has been awarded to eight writers in four genres. The Windham-Campbell Festival, held this year Sept. 13–15, will host the winners in a series of panels, workshops and lectures. As a lead up to the festival, WKND has curated a summer reading list for our readers. Most of these books are available online, at the Yale Bookstore or at Atticus. Exciting new content will be posted all summer on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram, so stay tuned!

A Moment of Alchemy

Most days, I feel affection for America. Some days, though, I look around at these strange trees, at these buildings, at these people and feel […]

Adam, Eve … and Steve?

Love: that thing between two. Adam and Eve. Anais Nin and Henry Miller. Elton John and David Furnish. Yet, in our discourses of romance, a […]

Look At Me

What happens in a gaze? A plea, a question, a wordless letter. The weight of a tear. A second glance — all subtext. Things happen when we look at each other: lovers, strangers, mothers and children. Our eyes speak when we don’t: “I’m fond of you/ I’m tired/ You hurt me/ I see you.” A gaze is power. A gaze gives.

Marching On: The Photography of Lee Friedlander

Taken during the Prayer Pilgrimage of Freedom on May 17, 1957, these gelatin silver prints compose Lee Friedlander’s exhibition “Let Us March On”.

YPU debates role of anger in politics

Martha Nussbaum described the anger of the mythic Furies of ancient Greece as a “backward-looking force.”

Film Festival highlights Latin American culture

New Haven’s Latin-American immigrant community united in solidarity at the Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, which kicked off last Wednesday.

Talk Dirty To Me (In Another Accent)

“I’m not attracted to the Singaporean accent,” she said. “No offence.” I asked her to elaborate. “I can’t explain it. It just doesn’t turn me […]