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First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

While You've Been Following the Campaigns, Singapore Has Been Romneyizing Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Jim Sleeper

Yale may well have gone to Singapore because it sensed that it was failing to do better in New Haven and because its governors have embraced a neo-liberal, "World Is Flat" model, instead. But liberal education should nourish and provoke something better.

Scars: The Complicated Making of Historic Moments and Progressive Philanthropy

Maxim Thorne | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

To make and record history is a privilege. We learn so much from it. Now that I am teaching Philanthropy in Action at Yale University, I feel compelled to see these huge moments also in a philanthropic context.

Books That Crush Intolerance

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Henry Adams

With a nod to Santayana, many feel that history's greatest lesson is the ability it can afford one to travel back in time, to discover one's self, in ...