"yours and hers and mine"

Join us in celebrating singer-songwriter and activist Rosanne Cash as the recipient of our 9th annual Visionary Leadership Award on Tuesday, February 26th. The Award Luncheon and Conversation will...

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LA RONDE Review: "the immensity of imagination"

Lucy Gellman of the New Haven Independent ventures through LA RONDE at the New Haven Armory.

Press Release: 2016 Economic Impact Survey Results

Arts & Ideas Audiences Boost City and State Economy, Impact Jumps 23%

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced the results of a highly successful Festival 21,...

POWER FROM THE EARTH: THE SHIFT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN NEW ENGLAND

In the wake of the 2015 climate change summit in Paris, and increasing acknowledgement of the dangers facing our planet, the push has become more urgent to move toward renewable energy. John...

DAN AUSTIN: YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE

Philanthropist and long-distance bike pilgrim Dan Austin riffs on the impact of bikes given to formerly trafficked women and girls around the world

THE AMERICAN DREAM IN 2016: MILLENNIALS AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

How is the U.S. serving or not serving its young people, and how will this shape the upcoming election, given that millennials constitute the country’s largest demographic?
Moderated by...

J. KENJI LÓPEZ-ALT: THE FOOD LAB

Chef and author López-Alt dispels common cooking myth and frees you from previous culinary constraints using science!

A DUTY TO LOOK? HUMAN RIGHTS AND IMAGERY

When, if ever, is it ethical to view images of famine, poverty, and violence, and what is our relationship to these images?

Moderated by James Silk, Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law...

WRITING HOME: NARRATIVES OF PLACE AND DISPLACEMENT IN THE AMERICAS

Three contemporary Latin American writers discuss how the cities, languages, personal histories, and politics of our past inform the narratives we construct today. Presented in collaboration with...

A Summer wrap-up: Festival Life meets Anti-Internationalism

Profoundly symbolic in every way, this banner represented what all of us working in the world of festivals strive for every day: to create a pathway through the arts and humanities that brings the...

ASSIMILATION OR AUTONOMY? HOW CULTURE CAN HELP THE REFUGEE CRISIS

In the midst of the greatest refugee crisis since World War II, how can culture aid the absorption of displaced people?
Moderated by:
Jennifer Sime, Senior Vice President of U.S....

PICO IYER: WHEN HOUSES ARE NOT HOMES

In a world in which people are the move more than ever before, whether by choice or necessity, author Pico Iyer suggests ways in which our sense of home has grown fluid, portable — and even secret...

STORIES WE TELL: NARRATIVE AND EMPATHY

In her book What’s the Story (2014), legendary postmodern theatre director Anne Bogart reflects on the contemporary power of story in theatre and life alike. Among Bogart’s multidisciplinary...

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