features

Professor of mambo

Robert Farris Thompson—Master T—teaches "the black aesthetic of the cool."

By Cathy Shufro

features

To an aesthete dying young

A National Book Award–winning writer pays tribute to a Yale roommate who killed himself last year.

By Andrew Solomon

features

Your summer reading assignment

Dotty royal memoirs! Thousand-year-old Persian epics! “Blistering, high-voltage prose!” We asked Yale faculty what you should bring to the beach.

Commencement

Reclaiming politics

The Baccalaureate Address

By Richard Levin

Commencement

In their own words

New grads on their time at Yale—and what's next.

By Cathy Shufro

Commencement

The year in T-shirts

A pictorial history in cotton and polyester.

From the Editor

The “private” Yale degree

By Kathrin Lassila

Letters to the Editor

Our readers respond

Where They Are Now

Small step or giant leap?

By David Zax

Scene on Campus

Leftovers

Q&A: Rick Levin

The $3.5 billion deadline

An interview with Yale president Richard Levin ’74PhD

By Kathrin Lassila

Old Yale

Yale's foster children

By Judith Schiff

Forum

What we know about the climate

By Hagit Affek

Sporting Life

Spring sports highlights

By Alexander Goldberger

School Notes

School Notes

In Memoriam

Recent alumni deaths

Last Look

Kind of blue