Broder: Learning to brush it off

January 21, 2011 • 1
That’s right, folks. The Winklevii are back and baring their teeth. In case you are part of the .0001 percent of the population that didn’t see “The Social Network,” the movie that will supposedly define our generation, and are still thinking that the only possible definition of a winklevii could be the distant cousin of »

Broder: Resolutions for body and soul

January 11, 2011 • 0
Good morning Yalies! Over break, I read that Oprah advises not to make New Year’s resolutions — because they tend to leave you feeling constantly disappointed in yourself. But I’m going to swim against the O-current here: We should resolute-it-up! Strive to be better. There’s no shame in having a few innocuous goals, right? So, »

Broder: Etiquette for the muggle gym

December 2, 2010 • 11
Has anyone besides me noticed that the doors going into Commons are really hard to open? It takes me a running start to get those things moving. OK, that’s a huge exaggeration, but the nugget of truth in there persuaded me to take on the muggle gym in a vow to beef up my notoriously »

Broder: Perils of the Facebook thread

November 11, 2010 • 3
I’m not much of a pleasure reader, but last week my book of choice was a 220-page PDF entitled “Mwaahhahaha,” a Facebook thread among four seniors at my alma mater, Choate Rosemary Hall. The thread went viral over a month ago and has since made Connecticut headlines as a real life “burn book,” the diary »

Broder: Ditching laptops and dumping boyfriends?

November 4, 2010 • 2
A few weeks ago, the New York Times published an op-ed entitled “Ditch Your Laptop, Dump Your Boyfriend”: tidbits of practical advice for the first year of college from TAs around the country. I thought this was a cool idea — maybe just because I am a complete sucker for advice pieces — but some »