The complete tailgating experience

Tailgating isn't just for students and it isn't just for drinking. For Yale staff and alumni, the Game also means feasting and fellowship.

By Jane Stern



The problems and the pleasures—and the food—of the annual autumn ritual.


Thornton Wilder's Yale

In a previously unpublished essay, the great playwright takes a critical look at his alma mater.

By Thornton Wilder


Tragedy in Lot D

New scrutiny of the annual student pregame party.

By Thomas Kaplan


When not to dictate human behavior

Leave The Tailgate alone.

By William Wallace


The making of modern

Yale’s art gallery gets a collection of groundbreaking midcentury design.

By Julie Iovine


To change tailgating, change football

If athletes were less segregated, students would go watch the games.

By Mark Oppenheimer


Meanwhile, inside the Bowl

Yale saw its worst loss to Harvard since 1982.

By Alexander Goldberger

From the Editor

Backhanded compliments

Blog posts about the alumni magazine.

By Kathrin Lassila

Letters to the Editor

Our readers respond


Remembering (but not channeling) WFB

The son of William F. Buckley discusses his famous father. 

By Christopher Buckley


God, man, and Yale, 60 years later

A program devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley.

By Robert McGuire

Where They Are Now

Creatures great and small

The Humane Society's Wayne Pacelle.

By David Zax

Scene on Campus

Bodies in motion

Dance and physics in the same classroom.

By Erica Blonde

Old Yale

"Showered with sound"

When the Harkness bells met a West Point cannon.

By Jon Butler

Sporting Life

Fall sports highlights

Volleyball and field hockey win Ivy championships.

By Alexander Goldberger

School Notes

School Notes

A supplement to the Yale Alumni Magazine from the fourteen schools of Yale.

In Memoriam

Recent alumni deaths

Last Look

Legend has it . . .

Puzzle by Stephen Budiansky ’78