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Arrival (not the movie)

When I was 13 or 14, I got hooked. No, not on a gateway drug (this wasn’t a D.A.R.E. scenario), but on a computer game. Here’s the gist: you’re...

WHC: where 35mm plays

This past Friday, February 24, I ventured into the auditorium at the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC) to watch a horror film by A.D. Calvo, a New Haven playwright and...

Learning from women who lead

In the days leading up to the Yale Women in Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 25, I asked a male friend of mine if he wanted to reserve tickets...

Intellectual stampede

By 6:55 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 19, Sprague Hall had nearly reached full capacity. The crowd babbled with anxious anticipation, and an announcement was made asking those located near...

Center for semi-British art

An alcove-like room in the Yale Center for British Art houses photographs, costumes, and sculptures by the Nigerian British Artist Yinka Shonibare. Shonibare’s work at large explores the themes...

Holding moments in your hands

“Mo(ve)ments: African Digital Subjectivities,” a new art show presented through the AFRICA SALON Contemporary Arts and Culture Festival at Yale this week, showcases the work of contemporary African artists...

Beyond the monolith

Last week, around twenty Yalies gathered to engage in a discussion with resident Rice Fellow Meriem El Haitami. The topic of conversation was “Gender in Islam.” Islam Awareness Week...

Pulp fiction

A video of a man belly-crawling his way through New York City, rare comic books, prints by Kerry James Marshall, and issues of the Anti-Fascist Front Magazine—these are just...

On tusks and talons

I vividly remember the day I first saw a raven in the wild. A raven can’t be compared to a hawk, because it doesn’t have a hooked beak or...

Recreating the desert

In stark contrast to the soft colors of the washout desert sunset in the painting next to it, a brusque message begins: “INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL PERSONS OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY…”...

Yale unframed: YUAG and beyond

Hopper’s Game A man and woman sit in an empty café in the daylight. The man is holding a burning cigarette, gesturing towards her, perhaps attempting to make a...

Founders Day fun

Sights and sounds from this week’s festivities.  Pressure, panic, Pink Lady Founders Day: a celebration of decorative hay bales, Yale’s Instagram clout, tours of the enigma that is West...

Indecent exposure

Last Saturday night I walked out of the Yale Repertory Theatre thoroughly stunned. I was standing on York Street but my mind was stuck in Lodz, within the world...