Secret lives on screen — and in the dining hall

April 9, 2008 • 3
Secretly, I’ve been watching a lot of television lately. In spite of my thesis’ Friday due date and the economics midterm I’m taking as you read this column over lunch, I somehow find the time to distract myself with Showtime. Today’s favorites? “Dexter” and “Weeds.” “Dexter” tells the story of a serial killer by the »

A solution to high-school locker-room nostalgia

March 26, 2008 • 0
JuicyCampus.com is a waste of time. No, seriously. As Spiderman so aptly teaches us, with great power comes great responsibility. And with Wikipedia at the click of a button so, too, comes the dark side of the web: anonymity. On one hand, online anonymity allows for infinite free speech. On the other, it enables JuicyCampus. »

Video leaves us asking: To tase or not to tase?

September 26, 2007 • 0
In my experience, there are only two rules in life that always hold. The first: Whenever a woman talks about her weight, hold perfectly still without saying a word until the topic changes. The second: Whenever someone starts talking about politics, especially at Yale, do the same thing. Violate either of those two rules, and »

Lack of SkyMall last straw for this traveler

September 14, 2007 • 0
No one likes traveling by air, except for people who own their own plane or perhaps morning people who just can’t help themselves. I am neither of those, and yet recently I had to take a plane trip. Getting to the plane is a hassle these days. The airports used to be so friendly and »