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TALKING AROUND THE BACK PORCH: STORIES ON AUGUST WILSON

The late American playwright August Wilson, whose Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning play Fences premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is legend for his depiction of the African-American...

Tim Snyder: On Tyranny

Author Tim Snyder discusses his guide to identifying and understanding the frightening parallels between our current reality and that of 20th century Europeans.

A CONVERSATION WITH TAYLOR MAC AND BASSEM YOUSSEF

One is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer. “A critical darling of the New York scene” (NY Magazine), TimeOut NY has called Mac, “One of the most...

We thought it was about the economy?

Since the inauguration, we've seen executive orders on immigration, controversies surrounding Russia, and tweets about crowd size and wire tapping. But hold on—wasn't it supposed to be about the...

AMERICAN CUISINE, NEW ENGLAND CUISINE, NEW HAVEN CUISINE

Paul Freedman, author of Ten Restaurants That Changed America shares a history of American eating preferences and how we got to where we are. From New England’s culinary identity created by the...

CITIZENSHIP: AN EXPLORATION

Citizenship has been the underlying theme of much of our national conversation in recent months. Beyond the legal sense of “membership in a particular nation state,” citizenship has broader...

IMAGING NEW HAVEN: ENGAGING THE CITY

Join Nicholas Dawidoff, writer, Lisa Kereszi, critic, photographer, and Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Art, Elihu Rubin, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, for a discussion...

IMAGING NEW HAVEN: CANDY/A GOOD AND SPACIOUS LAND

Following a joint artist residency at the Yale Art Gallery in 2013, photographers Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie began collaboration on a book project to explore New Haven’s urban landscape. The...

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!


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