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On limits and self-respect

April 26, 2013 • 0
Self-respect is less grandiose than triumph or unending praise; it requires more of you and guarantees less from your environment.
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EVERY DAY IS ACTUALLY WEEKEND

Dearest readers, After three semesters, 44(ish) print issues and a lot of blood/sweat/gchats, WEEKEND is lifting off its papered legs and reaching with fledgling wings to new heights: the Internet. Have you heard of it? Well, now we inhabit it. You might think you can only enjoy supa fresh WEEKEND content on the weekends, but »
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Seeking refuge

September 16, 2011 • 0
Walking south from 235 Nicoll St., brightly colored houses with linoleum panels line the sidewalk. Bees pollinate pastel hydrangeas. The houses look recently painted; the gardens, well maintained. In the crystalline days of late summer, there is an idyllic beauty that surrounds the red-brick refuge of the Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) building and »
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L’As du Falafel: Koolhaas gets it right

September 2, 2011 • 0
Have you been inside the Prada store on the corner of Prince and Broadway in downtown Manhattan? Once the site of the Guggenheim Museum’s SoHo outpost, the two-story retail space is defined by its upper-to-lower-level transition: a smooth, curving surface that runs from the main floor entrance down to the shop’s larger basement area. “The »
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Hardcore ‘Drugs’

April 22, 2011 • 0
“A synthetic version of a controlled substance … produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid having it classified as an illicit drug. Examples of DESIGNER DRUG: Ecstasy is a designer drug.” This definition courtesy of Merriam-Webster. Presenting, in this year’s Spring Fling lineup: DJ/production duo Designer Drugs. Hailing from New York City’s Lower »
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L’as du falafel: A day’s foray into fanciful costumery

April 22, 2011 • 0
After visiting the School of Drama’s “Costume Design: Background and Practice” course this Wednesday, I learned one crucial lesson: Costume design and fashion design are two very different things. The crucial difference here is the psychological close reading (getting to know the character who will wear the clothes) and historical research that costume design entails. »
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Making the grade: the lowdown on Ivy League digital dating

April 8, 2011 • 0
Love is pulsing through cyberspace. In the past month, two new university-geared dating websites have offered their services to Yale students. Date My School is a casual social space, whereas IvyDate is a formalized matchmaking machine. I created profiles on both sites to delve headfirst into the phenomenon. Full disclosure: Dating websites have never appealed »
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L’as du falafel: A new ‘i-D’ for the fashion mag

April 8, 2011 • 0
There’s a radical divide among the magazines that a reader finds in the “fashion” section of a kiosk today. The term “fashion magazine” was once synonymous with names such as Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. But today, the “fashion magazine” also comprises D.I.Y. cultural projects that morphed from personal endeavors into international enterprises. The difference »
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L’as du falafel: ‘Fools’ sows seeds of discourse

March 25, 2011 • 0
I recently stumbled across a short film that reframed my understanding of what it means to be subversive in the fashion world today. The film, “Act da Fool,” was directed by Harmony Korine for the Proenza Schouler Fall 2010 collection and features five delinquent youths in the parking lots and schoolyards of Nashville, Tennessee. “Everyone »
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R+J: Their love is our drug

March 25, 2011 • 0
Blood has been spilt in the houses of Capulet and Montague. Secret vows have been exchanged. Two teenagers from enemy lineages have met and fallen in love and changed the course of their lives and families’ futures. The story of Romeo and Juliet is well known and well adapted, from the musical rendition of West »
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Making the cut: two shows and a career in design

February 18, 2011 • 17
The average runway model is still in her teenage years. Young enough, perhaps, to believe that life might stay this way forever; old enough for jaded onlookers to hear the dirge of adulthood beckoning time forward and adolescence out the door among the procession of youthful footsteps. Many auditions cap the age for newcomer talent »
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L’as du falafel: Winter’s well-layered bone

February 4, 2011 • 0
The snow falls and falls. It never ends, never stops falling, never ceases to accumulate. Perhaps we will never emerge from this snowy trance; we will subside forever in this slow, lethargic, bone-chilling existence until the end of all eternity — until we cannot remember what it was like to leave the house without the »