Culture | 11:33 am | April 10, 2012 | By Danny Serna

GIRLS: First Reactions

Lena Dunham plays Hannah, a young writer whose parents finally cut her loose.

Last night, I ended up in Loria, at an advance showing of Lena Dunham’s “Girls,” a new HBO series starring Allison Williams ’10. The show follows four young women living in New York City. Dunham’s character, a young writer named Hannah, has been working for no pay for two years. The series opens as her »

Culture | 4:16 pm | April 4, 2012 | By Danny Serna

Missed Allison Williams ’10 on Letterman? Watch here

Allison Williams '10 on Letterman.

Allison Williams ’10, a star of the much-talked-about HBO series “Girls,” appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night. Letterman spends most of the interview asking Williams about her famous dad, NBC anchor Brian Williams, and only briefly mentions her “tremendous” performance in the new series. We can assume that was frustrating, but »

Culture | 2:47 pm | March 26, 2012 | By Danny Serna

Gant releases new ad featuring Yale students

"Matthew" discusses what it means to be a Yalie.

On Monday, Gant launched a new ad campaign that features current undergrads, waxing poetic on life and fashion at Yale. Much of this waxing happens in a video of students talking to the camera at various locations on Cross Campus, discussing — in the broadest of terms — history, fashion or some combination of the »

Magazine | 7:44 pm | January 25, 2012 | By Danny Serna

Buying the flowers yourself

The author bought these flowers himself.

Screw April — January is the cruelest month. February’s pretty cruel, too. They’re boring and cold. This morning was ordinary. I woke, finished a problem set, thought about blogging, decided not to blog, showered, dressed, went to Thai Taste. As I stared dumbstruck at an enormous plate of drunken noodle, I remembered something that makes »

City | 1:12 pm | January 22, 2012 | By Danny Serna

Takeaways from the Great Snowprise of 2K12

Snowy and Romantic, with a capital R.

The National Weather Service predicted yesterday morning that three to five inches of snow would fall in New Haven, tapering off in the early afternoon. We blogged accordingly — stay inside, watch a movie, whatever 2K12, this is just standard winter. Turns out the storm was a lot more serious than the NWS first thought. »