Stiltwalker

I’d like to talk to you. / How old are you? When / did you learn to walk so tall? / Is it lonely?

Street Style

Here are a few Yalies dressing to celebrate the new season. Hi spring.

Writing as Disease: Paul Auster

Paul Auster is an American author whose books have been translated into more than 40 languages. The recipient of several awards for both writing and film directing, Auster has penned numerous novels, autobiographical works, volumes of poetry and essays. Blending elements of postmodernism, metafiction and existentialism, he has established a distinctive niche in contemporary literature […]

Pop Art

I once tried to buy an original Roy Lichtenstein at a garage sale. I was nine years old and when I asked the owner “if the piece was authentic,” he laughed for a moment before becoming deathly serious and telling me that, yes, indeed it was.

When They Were Young

The Killers thrive on drama. Each of their songs carries an overwhelming sense of immediacy and doom, a fate from which their glitzy rock seems the only deliverance.

Throwing Shade at "50 Shades"

I went to see “50 Shades of Grey” on Valentine’s Day. Some friends and I thought it would be funny to watch such an anti-romantic movie on a day devoted to romance itself. “50 Shades of Grey” was expectedly unremarkable: The dialogue was stilted; the acting, mediocre; the plot, vapid. Perhaps the only saving grace of the movie was its distinct color palette and cinematography.

Facing "Familiar" Dilemmas

Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if there was something out of place in the scene, something strange happening in the familiar surroundings. Perhaps it was the bright yellow Robert Mugabe portrait that Donald tried to hang on the wall without Marvelous noticing, his furtive actions often soliciting laughter from the audience; perhaps it was the thick Zimbabwean accent that still lingered in their dialogue.

WKND Reads Your Sexy Horoscope

Having put our faith in small talk, alcohol and Tinder, and having been consequently disappointed by each, WKND has since put our faith in the stars. And what do you know — they’ve disappointed us too! But that experience has left us with a working knowledge of sexy astrology, a gift that we shall now bequeath upon you, dear reader. Behold: Your Sexy Horoscope!

More Beautiful Than Untouched Snow

Whistler etched (and sketched) like the snow fell that week, his tiny strokes barely converging into powerful masses. The important difference, of course, is that his art—and the pieces performed by the quartet at the YUAG—can’t be stomped on by rubber boots.

The Blindest Date 2015

Dear Yale, Do you have carpal tunnel from swiping left so many times? Do you find yourself flirting with the waitresses at Mamoun’s because, hey, what have you got to lose? Are you taking Sexy Psych as a self-help class?   Are you lonely, Yale?   If so, fear not. Well, fear a little bit. But definitely […]

We Are in Good Hands

“Professor Gaddis, the fate of the Cold War is in your hands! You must chose: peace, or mutually assured destruction. Which will it be?” the delegates asked. The Professor paused. His eyes twinkled. One could see the power, the fire, the sheer allure of destruction in his kind, old eyes.

Doubleplusunusual Music

Newspeak is Yale’s newest jazz ensemble. The five undergraduates, Alexander Dubovoy ’16, Hans Bilger ’16, Eli Brown ’17, Harvey Xia ’16 and Emma Akrawi ’14, released their first album, “Machinery of the Night,” in November. The grammy-winning recording engineer Jack Renner produced the album, which has a unique, shifting style. This is not your grandfather’s […]