Don’t just judge this Kidd by his covers

Graphic designer Chip Kidd is a master of hidden complexity. Yet his fame is also deceptively one-dimensional. Best known for his book covers, Kidd’s work manages to feature simple, bold images that subtly comment on the text inside. But while Kidd, who gave a Master’s Tea in Swing Space on Wednesday, is best known for […]


Jazz Ensemble to be headed by student

Now that long-time Yale Jazz Ensemble director Dave Brandenburg ’92 is being replaced by a Yale School of Music graduate student, the YJE will just have to play it by ear. Thomas C. Duffy, director of Yale Bands, said the decision to place the YJE under student direction has nothing to do with the quality […]


Tibetian lama, filmmaker to visit

“The body keeps flopping over to face in a certain direction, or as he’s burning the heart will suddenly pop out of the fire.” These are some of the signs that Tibetan disciples look for at a lama’s cremation to guide them toward his next reincarnation, explained Religious Studies professor Jacob Dalton. And this process […]


Bauer turns from legalese to kids’ books

Alice Bauer LAW ’86 spent 10 years writing pamphlets about legal aid. Now, she writes young-adult novels about fairy godmothers. Bauer — whose first published book “No Castles Here” came out Oct. 23 under the pen name A.C.E. Bauer — took a less-than-traditional route to her current career. Although the jump from the legal world […]


Religious groups unite over Elm City ID card

Members of Yale’s religious community showed solidarity last night in more ways than one. “Strangers No More,” a panel held Thursday night as part of Dwight Hall’s New Haven Solidarity Week, brought together about 40 Yale students of numerous faiths to discuss the Elm City ID card. The newly re-formed Interfaith Alliance for Justice — […]


Jamaican dance rhythms jive at British Art Center

Beats not typically found on the streets of New Haven were heard emanating from the Yale Center for British Art on Thursday. The British Art Center held an African dance and drum workshop as part of programming for the current exhibition, titled “Art and Emancipation in Jamaica,” which runs through Dec. 31. Centered on a […]


Khetan discusses village empowerment

Instead of imposing its own standards on the impoverished villages of Rajasthan, a grassroots organization called Seva Mandir is trying to respect the villagers’ decision-making autonomy. Neelima Khetan, chief executive of Seva Mandir, spoke to about 30 members of the Yale community at an Ezra Stiles Master’s Tea on Monday, during which she talked about […]