Living the beautiful life

February 5, 2010 • 7
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Reasons Why You’re Fat: Warmed Brownie-Walnut Pudding

February 1, 2010 • 5
For the inaugural post of Reasons Why You’re Fat, I’m taking a look at everyone’s fave family night dessert: warmed brownie-walnut pudding. There’s no denying its appeal. One of Yale Dining’s finest creations, brownie-walnut pudding is interesting in that it doesn’t really conform to traditional dessert standards. Not quite as viscous as pudding, but also »

Sorry, Gaga fans — for now, the show won’t go on

January 15, 2010 • 1
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Ka-ching-a strikes again

January 15, 2010 • 2
In the world of Nickelback and Kings of Leon, what distinguishes true artistry? The answer to this question is unknowable, but I can know that Ke$ha doesn’t have it. Ke$ha’s debut album opens with an expression of self-doubt: “Maybe I need some rehab.” But through Animal’s 14 tracks, which reek of texts from last night »


January 15, 2010 • 0
Since the dawn of time (well … 1701, at least), generations of Elis have begun each year by turning their eyes to the Blue Book. Beginning in 1811 (according to the copies held in Sterling Memorial Library’s Manuscripts and Archives), as a roster of students that reads like a who’s who of Yalies past, the »

Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”: Craziest. Video. Ever.

November 12, 2009 • 2
Lady Gaga released a new video this week. And scene was inspired to respond. DANNY SERNA Haters, hate on. Gaga is a genius. She’s not Britney Spears, okay? Hating her just because you think it’s cool to hate female pop-stars is stupid. “OMG, it’s so mainstream…” So what? To quote Lil’ Boosie, “Real recognize real, »

Landlords: School’s out

November 6, 2009 • 17
When Chris Scavone ’11 opened the door of his newly-renovated off-campus apartment at 162 Park St. this summer, something was terribly wrong. As he entered the aging brick building, he was struck by a strange odor, a smell that housemate Chris Labosky ’10 would later describe as “steaming piss.” Set of keys in hand, Scavone »

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 »

Tamiflu for you

October 16, 2009 • 2
So you’ve got the swine. Sucks, right? You’re stuck in bed, enjoying mucus and America’s Next Top Model marathons. Between your aching fever and the Toad’s-bound freshmen proclaiming their total inebriation as loud as possible, you would do anything to find some relief. Enter Tamiflu, the miracle drug that supposedly is slaughtering swine, one frustrated »

Orestes Development: the Cabaret outside

September 25, 2009 • 1
Sometimes, the magic’s in the mistakes. At one point during the Sept. 23 showing of Euripides’ “Orestes,” two actors found themselves unable to perform a necessary shoe removal, and the action stalled. “Shit,” one actor said. “Anyone have a blade?” The crowd erupted in laughter, and a man stepped forward to provide the knife that »