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Porn ‘N Chicken headed to the tube

September 26, 2001 • 0
It’s nothing special, just your run of the mill case of art imitating life. Or rather, life imitating pornography, art imitating life and pornography imitating art. Nearly a year ago, members of a Yale group called Porn ‘N Chicken announced their plan to produce Yale’s first pornography flick, prompting months of premature media ejaculations. But »
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Terror creeps into the banal on Yale’s campus

September 14, 2001 • 0
The reminders are everywhere now. Sitting on Cross Campus: away from televisions, frisbee idle. (Cell phone, just in case). Waiting for ice cream: vanilla or rocky road. (“Have you heard from everyone yet?”). Flipping through your wallet: Yale ID, free-sub-when-you-buy-four. (Draft card, with your name). For two days, the Yale campus was all but frozen »
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Shock of nation’s worst terrorist attack ripples through stunned campus

September 12, 2001 • 0
It was a lovely evening, warm but ruffled by a cool breeze, without a trace of humidity. Candles flickered in a thousand outstretched hands and floated in the Women’s Table, setting the falling water and plaza beneath gently aglow. The throng on Cross Campus saw none of it. Behind their closed eyes, another vision prevailed »
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Terror strikes New York and D.C.; tremors of shock spread to campus

September 12, 2001 • 0
After the blast came the silence. Two hours after the bloodiest terrorist attack in American history, the sun was still shining down on a lovely late summer day, but the lawns and courtyards across Yale’s campus stood empty, blanketed by an eerie silence. Among the few who still lingered on the plazas or flagstone walks, »
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‘StaXXX’ trailer has stacks — and some skin

April 25, 2001 • 0
Porn ‘N Chicken delivered a hint of the former and none of the latter at its much-hyped Tercentennial weekend preview of “The StaXXX.” Rather than screening the movie, the would-be pornographers attached a trailer for it to a Yale Film Society preview of “The Golden Bowl,” a new Merchant/Ivory film, which was screened at the »
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Ads say porn flick will debut, but few, if any, will see skin

April 20, 2001 • 0
Some students will get to see former presidents and Hollywood luminaries over the course of Tercentennial weekend. But the most exclusive attraction of the weekend may not even exist. A notice posted on campus bulletin boards Thursday announced that a select group of Yalies would be invited to a screening of “The StaXXX,” a pornographic »
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At Pride Week, gender roles fluid

April 2, 2001 • 0
She wore a double-breasted suit jacket, a bowtie and a bulging piece of silicone in her pants. He wore a leopard-skin skirt and gold hoop earrings. The padded bra stuffed with socks was almost concealed beneath a blue chenille bodice, leaving his shaven midriff exposed. Leading a workshop on drag is a somewhat tricky proposition »
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As GESO issue burns, middle ground silent

March 30, 2001 • 0
YDN Staff Reporters Staring down at a daunting heap of still ungraded undergraduate problem sets while sitting at a table in the Blue Dog Cafe, Sarah Bickman GRD ’06 looked like the archetypical overworked grad student. Taking a break from her work, though, the first-year physics student described herself as “pretty neutral” on the burning »
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No bones about it: ‘Skulls’ sequel is in the works

March 30, 2001 • 0
Some colleges have all the luck. Princetonians were treated to glimpses of Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe, whose next film, “A Beautiful Mind,” is currently being shot on their campus. But the next film about life at Yale promises to make “The StaXXX” look like “Citizen Kane.” The folks who made Yale traditions the basis of »
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Behind Broadway, one feisty student

March 20, 2001 • 1
No Holy Grail gleamed in the windows of the Manhattan grocery store, but the two wandering retail recruiters knew they had reached the end of their pilgrimage. “When we found Gourmet Heaven, it was like a vision,” said Andrea Pizziconi ’01, recalling her first successful mission as a student recruiter for University Properties. Sitting in »
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Bladderball: 30 years of zany antics, dangerous fun

February 28, 2001 • 0
There was a time when intramural sports were waged not only in streets of New Haven, but in the skies above. For nearly 30 years, Yale students demonstrated their worthiness to lead our nation by waging brutal struggles for an enormous leather orb. Flamboyant hijinks, near riots and even airborne assaults were par for the »
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Law prof signs $4 million book deal

February 22, 2001 • 0
Yale Law Professor Stephen L. Carter LAW ’79 has been attracted to fiction writing since childhood, when he wrote short stories. Most of them, he said, “had to do with dinosaurs taking over the earth.” But not even his fertile imagination envisioned that a novel of monstrous proportions — Carter’s own — would conquer the »