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.


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


Professor of mambo

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

By Cathy Shufro


In their own words

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

By Cathy Shufro


The year in T-shirts

A pictorial history in cotton and polyester.


Reclaiming politics

The Baccalaureate Address

By Richard Levin

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


Old Yale

Yale's foster children

By Judith Schiff


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