scene | The new world of ChatRoulette

February 12, 2010 • 5
start man with mustache devouring a sandwich. next bare torso on a dark screen. next children laughing and dancing somewhere bright. hi! hi! dance! :O next Meet Chatroulette, a cult of randomization emboldening online predators with the prospect of virtual gratification, and too frightening to brave alone. A Web site that pairs users at random »

The clubs of Crown Street: Static

January 29, 2010 • 3
From beneath the ashes of Oracle Resto-Lounge scuttles Static, New Haven’smost-recently-opened nightclub.The Crown Street discotheque has proven itself ineligible for the title of“newest.” Static hosted its maiden dance party Jan. 21, the first in a series of “College Thursdays” marketed to New Haven’s bounty of young revelers. But its environs, a tired refrain of flashing »

Students and profs shop-weary

January 15, 2010 • 1
This week, lunch joined the endangered species list. The first pleasantries of the New Year echoed across campus between course tastings. Students returned to their dorms each night desperately seeking suitemates’ counsel, or simply corroboration of their sanity — via their class selections. While a certain set of students slid decidedly into a routine and »

Style Rookie

December 20, 2009 • 0
Style Rookie is not your little sister’s blog. Thirteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson has wide eyes, growing pains and gym class angst, and she’s not afraid to use them. Her cute yet incisive runway commentary capitalizes on these and other ironies of a little girl with comparatively big industry awareness. While “Style Rookie” has already spent over »

Notable Quotables: 12.18.09

December 18, 2009 • 0
As final exams wrap up, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors. “I have two epigraphs for this essay … The second is a report by the Wolf-Man of what he thought to himself shortly after he met Freud for the first time: ‘this man is a Jewish swindler, he wants to use »

A decade in the News

December 4, 2009 • 4
The past decade of controversy saw Yalies make national news with encounters from the appalling to the absurd. Theft, fraud and presidents popularly charged with both have put the Yale name into headlines. scene invites you to take a trip through the past 10 years atop the outrage of millions — the expenditures of Yale’s »

Twilight and Susan Boyle, the quintessence of our generation

November 26, 2009 • 0
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” just had the third most successful opening weekend in box office history. Susan Boyle’s debut album “I Dreamed a Dream” accrued the largest pre-sale has ever seen. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO? Have pseudo-erotic teen novels and reality TV washed up on YouTube’s shores really become our national »

scene | Harvard’s music scene doesn’t suck?

November 19, 2009 • 0
As shoulder-padded, helmet-laden titans of Yale and Harvard clash on the field this Saturday, few will be worrying about who’s laying down tracks at the evening’s festivities. Fewer will be wondering which independent, student-musician supporting venue to hit up for the after-party. Music, it seems, will merely offer a backdrop for Yale-Harvard carousing; the competitive »

Yale’s latest art acquisitions

November 6, 2009 • 0
Last February, feet of snow obscured Yale’s walkways. But thousands of miles south, beneath ancient blankets of ice, Professor Thomas Near braved the Antarctic chill in pursuit of rarely-seen sea creatures — dead or alive. A Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Assistant Professor, Near was on a Yale-sponsored expedition to the southern hemisphere’s icy »

The Costumer’s Manifesto

October 30, 2009 • 1
Yale is a brain-eat-brain world. We think to survive, wrack our consciousness to clarify slight nuances in class or exhume an elusive point yet to be made over dinner. It’s not uncommon to feel like all the big cases have been made — and intellectualized to death. Nevertheless, on days like Halloween, the perfect justification »

Monsters of the Deep Blue

October 23, 2009 • 0
No maritime experience is complete without a mythical creature or two. From the classic hero Nessie to those Siren sluts, the high seas play host to all sorts of bizarre beasts. Consider this a primer on which ones to adore, which to ignore and which would make a nice allegory for oppression in your next »

Just post-party detritus?

October 16, 2009 • 1
Lost dignity aside, the remnants of a weekend party never get any glory. We come, we consume, we conquer. The Urban Explorer’s maxim (“take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints”) could not be farther from the unofficial Yale party-going adage — something catchy like, “snap incriminating photos, make a fat mess, forget all your »