Living the beautiful life

February 5, 2010 • 7
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Haiti: a situation of emergency

January 22, 2010 • 0
Ten days have passed since the small island nation of Haiti was hit by an unprecedented disaster. On Jan. 10, early in the evening, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck just 16 miles from the nation’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Within minutes of the occurrence, images were flooding the Internet, revealing massive damage to the island’s structures and »

Comment: Jean-Phillip Brignol ’10

January 22, 2010 • 1
Jean-Phillip Brignol ’10 is like any other political science major preparing for graduation. But in the past 10 days, he has been dealing with a very unusual circumstance: an earthquake that has left some of his greater family out of touch and outside their homes. Though Brignol wasn’t born in Haiti — and he admits »
Emily Jenda ’10 and Miles Jacoby ’11 share a moment on stage.

“Passion” has good fashion, bad sex

January 22, 2010 • 2
“Singing Yalies caught in a bad romance.” That’s the subheading on the Facebook event page for “PASSION,” a student production of the famous James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim musical. It’s a tacky and jarring introduction to the musical’s layered and tangled love triangle. And the posters for the show — featuring slanted lettering and a »

No, Mimi — we should all be thanking you

January 13, 2010 • 1
Her Supreme Deity Mariah Carey of Billboard fame has been generating lots of buzz for her portrayal of a welfare worker in the film “Precious.” But it seems the buzz has been going to her head, quite literally. Above, watch as an inebriated Carey accepts the award for Breakthrough Actress at the Palm Springs International »

Stripped of a future, nude

December 4, 2009 • 1
The future is a scary place. I realized this two days ago when I added up the course credits I’ve collected and realized I’m probably going to have to major in art history. Yes, art history. What the fuck am I going to do with my life? I decided to make an appointment with a »

scene | Cambridge Casualties

November 20, 2009 • 3
It was 1 a.m. when the e-mail arrived in our inboxes. “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY,” the subject line glared. Only a week before The Game, there was little time to respond and little room for compromise: We were being sent on assignment. Two days later, clad in nondescript clothing, we met under the gaudy, gilded »

Passé et Declassé

November 19, 2009 • 2
On assignment for scene last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, staff reporters Amir Sharif and Gabriel Barcia braved the sturm und drang of a weekend at Harvard. The following is a chapter from their investigative travelogue, “Cambridge Casualties.” The full article can be found in Friday’s Harvard-Yale edition of the News, available on campus and at »
The cozy confines of a well-designed Yale dorm room in Farnham Hall on Old Campus.

scene | Lap of unluxury

November 19, 2009 • 960
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — I woke up last Saturday on the floor of a cold, dusty apartment. Through the paper-thin walls, I could hear the morning conversation of two men next door. “Did you go see Nancy Pelosi yesterday?” “No — why was she on campus?” I replied, half asleep and wholly confused by the presence »

Not your typical gap year …

November 13, 2009 • 7
When Michael Richter was assigned to Calhoun College, he didn’t immediately pull out his laptop and start joining Facebook groups like “Dontcha Wish Your Master Was HOT Like Ours.” He never logged onto the admitted students Web site to broadcast his favorite works of literature, and when the time came, he didn’t e-mail for a »

No slaveowning motherf—ers in Spike Lee’s newest film

November 12, 2009 • 0
Missed the Dean’s Tea on Monday with filmmaker Spike Lee? Bummer, because he shared some revolutionary words about some revolutionary guys: “We should blame this founding father s—. Those motherf—ers owned slaves,” he said at the Tea, regarding the continued existence of anti-black sentiments in the media. Make sure you don’t miss another of Lee’s »

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 »