What is it that gives the paintings of Mark Rothko their tremendous power? Why do those squares of vibrating color, that seem to float in space, somehow liberated from their canvases, exert such fascination?
The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?
Presented by Shared Studios, this canny invention of communication by Yale law student Amar Bakshi disrupts the excesses of Facebook Theater and clever Twitter banter. "The shipping container is a readymade design. It is a relatively inexpensive, uniform space that exists all over the world..."
Here was where the concept of invisibility first occurred to me: sheltered by my four walls, as long as I sobbed quietly enough and wiped away the tears carefully enough, maybe no one would notice. I spent many nights of my freshman year huddled up with that pillow.
For students who are hearing from colleges and preparing for this exciting new life chapter, this is a worthwhile and cautionary shared family reading experience that offers an important perspective on the relationship between campus life and substance use.
The cover of David Thomson's beguiling new book, Why Acting Matters, features Andy Serkis as Caesar, the rebel ape from Matt Reeves's Dawn of the Plan...
Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.
Yale, a place that started out as a training ground for Congregationalist ministers (whose students included none other than Jonathan Edwards) retains to this day a dazzling array of religious treasures and relics, all publicly available.
As an immigrant, the inequalities Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contemporaries struggled against are all too familiar.
I will write about my mental illness and treatment until every Facebook friend and Twitter follower and classmate can recite the milligrams of Lexapro I swallow in the morning, if that's what it takes. Because I deserve more than this halfhearted, sanitized discourse about mental illness. Luchang deserved more.
Craig Zobel's Z for Zachariah is a post -apocalyptic love triangle that is haunting and lovely -- a distinct change of pace from Zobel's last film, the chillingly neon-lit Compliance.
As a travel writer open and game to exploring the offbeat and oddball within a few hours or one day's drive of New York City (Virginia to Maine), I've stumbled on some pretty bizarre, eccentric and/or downright weird things. Here's just a sampling from this year's explorations.
New comprehensive analysis from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals a growing divide within the Republican Party over climate change.
This is the sad reality for most people of color in this country, especially African American males. We are guilty until proven lucky. Not even guilty until proven innocent. And very rarely are we even given the benefit of the doubt.
Initial protests in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown created awareness about widespread racial discrimination in law enforcement and excessive police violence. Recent protests, however, have taken on a more cynical, counterproductive tone.
My first bumper sticker, was pushed on me by my kids. All the other parents had bumper stickers with the name of their Miami school, and so I agreed to conform.