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Jan 27th, 2012
2:57 pm
January 27th, 2012 | Magazine
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 […]

Jan 27th, 2012
12:53 pm
January 27th, 2012 | Magazine
Daily Themes comes to the Magazine Blog!

Starting today, we’ll be publishing pieces composed for ENGL 450, “Daily Themes.” Interested in being featured? Submit your theme with its prompt to lauren.oyler@yale.edu to be considered for publication. Prompt: “Write a narrative that has the form of a list embedded in it. It might be the story of a particular day, or a series […]

Jan 25th, 2012
7:44 pm
January 25th, 2012 | Magazine
Buying the flowers yourself

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 […]

Jan 24th, 2012
10:40 pm
January 24th, 2012 | Magazine
It’s the digital age, get with it!

If you’re one of those people who “just can’t do” Twitter, get over yourself. “Ha!” you’re probably saying as you read your paper copy of the Wall Street Journal and think about monogrammed tote bags. “One does not need to get over oneself when one is not posting mindless updates about one’s unimportant daily goings-on […]

Dec 17th, 2011
5:09 pm
December 17th, 2011 | Magazine
I never called white kids lazy

According to the Internet, I, Tao Tao Holmes, consider white kids lazy and spoiled. You caught me red-handed. I hereby admit to being a rampant, egocentric racist. Woe is me, and woe is the nine pages of Google hits that offer up links to the AP article “Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’” when […]

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