Magazine | 2:57 pm | January 27, 2012 | By Aaron Gertler

What If We Agreed To Pretend I Was Qualified?

‘Tis the season. The snow is almost off the ground and most of the freshman fellowships for summer work were due in December. Still, I’d love to go to a fellowship-writing workshop – just not the one on that particular Thursday. Or that Tuesday. Or that Saturday… wait, that’s all of them? Help! I want »

Magazine | 10:50 pm | December 16, 2011 | By Aaron Gertler

The Critic Who Played With Fire


Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy” is often boring. At times, it’s also overlong, confusing, improbable and if not butchered in translation, certainly not enlivened by it. But I devoured The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the novels that followed just the same and would recommend them to any friend who asked. The same goes for »

University | 9:55 pm | October 11, 2011 | By Aaron Gertler and Marissa Medansky

Soundbites: Ann Coulter edition

Ann Coulter speaks to the Yale Political Union on Tuesday.

Love her or hate her, it is impossible to ignore Ann Coulter. She’s made a career out of being a firebrand, and on Tuesday night brought her trademark wit to the Yale Political Union in the debate “Resolved: The Left is Destroying America.” Below are a few of her more quotable moments: “Liberals love mobs »