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Articles by Wesley Yiin

MOVIE: The Place Beyond the Pines

Director Derek Cianfrance, one of the most prominent indie filmmakers of the last few years, seems to dislike gimmicky plotlines, opting instead for simple stories that are smartly refreshing....

MUSIC: The Band Perry

Three years ago, The Band Perry released their debut album that spawned country-pop megahit “If I Die Young” and garnered them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Pioneer,...

Laramie at Yale

The Dramat’s production of The Laramie Project manages to bring to light new themes in this oft-produced show. In his depiction of Laramie’s small-town environment, Kaufman does a fantastic...

MOVIES: Side Effects

If you want to learn something about the darker side of the human psyche, see Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh’s dark psychological thriller. The film is Soderbergh’s last theatrical release...

Broadway blooms

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a little ominous that the flowers that are usually outside of Broadway’s most renowned late-night eatery have vanished. What you probably...

Oscar gets controversial

On the morning of Jan. 10, 2013, when the nominees were announced for this year’s Academy Awards, the Best Director category surprised nearly everyone by passing over Bigelow—a predicted...

MOVIE: Life of Pi

Life of Pi is director Ang Lee’s first all-around crowd-pleaser. Armed with an adventure-packed plot, themes that appeal to all ages, and CGI effects galore, Life of Pi is...

MUSIC: Christina Aguilera

After her last solo record Bionic turned out to be a critical and commercial disaster, Christina Aguilera’s latest release, Lotus, disappoints stylistically but is an improvement nonetheless. Between Bionic...

Getting schooled

You don’t know what tired is until you’ve been a parent!” Mayor DeStefano shouted to a crowd of over 200 New Haven parents and caretakers seated in Gateway Community...

MOVIE: Argo

With Argo, Ben Affleck proves to us that he can still act—and he can sure as hell direct. Argo dramatizes a little-known true story known as the Canadian Caper....