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Enigmatic 'Young and Beautiful' opens at The Hipp on Friday

It’s convenient to call “Young and Beautiful” a coming-of-age film, but it’s also unjustly incomplete. The 2013 French film, opening Friday at the Hipp, follows its 17-year-old protagonist into much darker places than comparable films —Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto”, for example — and taps into terrors and emotions that transcend teenage identity crises. 

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‘Palo Alto’ opens Friday at The Hipp

Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, “Palo Alto,” opening tomorrow at the Hippodrome State Theatre, is in some ways a mix of “Mean Girls” and “The Catcher in the Rye.” It’s a coming-of-age film that frankly addresses the sex, drugs, despondency and debauchery of adolescence, while at the same time mourning the loss of its characters’ childhoods.

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Yale professor kicks off humanities speaker series with talk on cultural cognition

On the most polarizing scientific issues like climate change, more knowledge does not necessarily lead to more agreement. Or so said science communication theorist and Yale law professor Dan Kahan when he gave the first presentation Wednesday for the 2013-2014 Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Speaker Series, “‘Civil’ Society?”

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