features

God and white men at Yale

In the 1920s, leading thinkers—including the greatest economist America ever produced—focused their efforts on eugenics, preserving the Nordic stock, and the problem of “race suicide.”

By Richard Conniff

features

Rap. Unwrapped.

Three web entrepreneurs are trying to build a wiki empire on analysis of rap lyrics. Lit crit, yo.

By Teresa Wiltz

features

Sonnet slam

At a recital of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, some performers brandished sickles, typed on laptops, and sliced onions. One senior just tried to remember her 14 lines.

By Zara Kessler

From the Editor

Don't forget to write

By Kathrin Lassila

Letters to the Editor

Our readers respond

Where They Are Now

Eye opening

A global program of eye care.

By David Zax Ico comments 1 comment

Scene on Campus

Last century's A/C

Woolsey Hall's ventilation system.

Q&A: Rick Levin

Still building

Construction on campus.

By Kathrin Lassila

Old Yale

How Yale begat Chicago

An alum turns her true-crime story into a stage play.

By Judith Schiff

Sporting Life

High hopes

Yale's center looks to the NBA.

By Alexander Goldberger

School Notes

School Notes

In Memoriam

Recent alumni deaths

Last Look

Carry a big stick

The university mace.