Selina Meyer 2016
Today, we can take our pick of a whole array of political shows — “Veep,” “House of Cards” and “Scandal,” to name a few. But divergent from traditional Washington dramas, where the order of the day ranged from an almost clinical asexuality to pure misogyny, this new generation of programming has brought about a debate on the current and future roles of female politicos both on and off the screen.
Bridging Old Yale and New: The Hopeful Legacy of Mory’s
It’s difficult to go through four years at Yale without hearing: “To the tables down at Mory’s / To the place where Louis dwells / To the dear old Temple Bar we love so well.” For years, Yale’s most storied a cappella groups have sung of evenings spent with good drink and good company at the famous club. But the past six years of Mory’s history haven’t been as rosy as the Whiffenpoofs might imply.
More Than Club Food at Mory’s
I knew Mory’s served food, but it was something I had never thought twice about, much less considered visiting to sample. After all, when thinking on Mory’s menu, all I could imagine was bland, Waspy food.
I’m very pleased to announce my concerns were unfounded.
Frozen: For Your Consideration
With the Oscars this weekend, I put forward to you why I will shit bricks if “Let It Go” does not win Best Original Song.
Scaling the Seven Summits
On Jan. 2nd, 2014, Alex Roth ES ’15 and Pek Shibao DC ’15 found themselves covered in ice. They were at Nido de Condores, the second high camp on Mt. Aconcagua. Outside the paper-thin tent it was -25 degrees Celsius, and the 80 km/h wind howled. Pitched on an incline, they were both wrapped up »
If We Were Llewyn
I saw aspects of Davis’ inertia in myself. That split-second moment when you have to decide whether to make the harder, greater choice that might change your life, or not to. Because that’s what it is — a choice.
JOHN DESTEFANO, JR.: From City Hall to Rosenkranz
2013 marked the end of an era when John DeStefano concluded his 20-year term as New Haven’s mayor. DeStefano, whose main focuses while in office were education and public safety, now takes up the roles of Yale’s newest professor and banker at New Haven’s own START Community Bank. This semester, he teaches the seminar New »
HER GRACE’S TASTE: Drop the Bass, Not the Football
You woke up with a song in your heart this morning because the WKND you’ve been waiting for all year has just begun. Yes folks, it’s the Harvard-Yale game.
Though I trust you are already singing Cole Porter’s “Bulldog” and “Bright College Years,” the real question this WKND is — what other tunes will be blaring from your speakers? So here’s a guide for all you musically challenged people to make sure your best H-Y WKND ever will have the best soundtrack ever.
Of Mind and Mountain
Left, right. In, out. That’s all there is when you’re on the mountain. The steady rhythm of your feet. The soothing sound of your own breath. Just your body and the trail ahead of you. I write this atop East Rock looking down on New Haven, the hazy blue sea to my left, an endless »
Country Music Makes a Comeback
Last Wednesday, season 2 of “Nashville” premiered on ABC. Needless to say, it was definitely the highlight of my day/week/year, and they didn’t let me down. In case you were unaware, I love Nashville. The concept is fascinating, casting is spot on and the music is fantastically written.
For those of you poor unfortunate souls who have never had the pleasure of having Connie Britton and her perfect auburn locks grace your screen, Nashville is a country music-themed drama centred on two rivalling country stars: young, she’s-so-hot-right-now Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere of “Heroes”) and Rayna James, a fading legend (played by Britton, of “Friday Night Lights”).
Sun’s Out, Trends Out
With the first warm days of the semester, WEEKEND takes to the streets to see what people are wearing. Apparently not everyone wears sweats or Sperrys, so we asked some better-dressed Yalies to strike a pose.