Letters to success!

September 17, 2010
Dear Ethan, Thank you for the resume and cover letter stating your interest in being an intern on the set of our big budget, blockbuster, really fun Hollywood film. Unfortunately, we’re not currently looking to hire any new interns. It’s not necessarily the case that we’re overbooked, because we could always use more people to »
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HUFFINGTON SPEAKS: Patuwo and Kuperberg Interview the Blog World’s Queen

March 4, 2010
Arianna Huffington, a pioneer in the new medium of online news, spoke to scene over the phone earlier this week about new media, college and sleep. Huffington is the co-founder of The Huffington Post, a popular news Web site. Correction: March 8, 2010 This article has been modified to reflect multiple transcription errors. The corrected »
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SECTION BINGO: “I found the reading to be compelling.”

February 19, 2010
Cristina: Last semester, I took four lecture courses and ended up having to take four sections. It was miserable attending all of those sections! Ethan: That’s why I never attend section. Cristina: Why, best platonic male friend Ethan, you should try the following section game. Ethan: If it would make section more manageable, then I »

Tech support

February 5, 2010
It happened two nights before my final final last semester. Late into the night, in the middle of a penultimate essay spell-check, my laptop paused, sputtered and promptly froze. “It’s getting dark,” she seemed to say. “Go on without me.” My first day home during winter break, I took Old Macky Pro to the Mac »

Family Feu-ood

January 22, 2010
The entirety of the five-person-strong Kuperberg family was home over winter break, and accordingly the group engaged in several of its favorite pastimes: watching television, going to the hospital at least once and arguing over the authenticity of certain Boggle words. But no hobby reigns more powerfully or with as much importance in our family »

Film in the Y2K

December 4, 2009
I’ve spent half of my life in this decade, and it has been, without a doubt, one of the top two decades of cinema I’ve ever experienced. From the indie explosions of “Memento” and “Eternal Sunshine,” to the Kubrickian “There Will Be Blood,” to the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, the last 10 years »

Kuperberg: Detective Kuperberg and the Laundry Basket Bandit

November 13, 2009
In this cold wash of a world, you can be a criminal or you can be anything else. Sometimes the line between the two is as plain as a separation of light and dark clothes. And sometimes the line is as thin as a strip of lint pulled out from the dryer. The latter is »

Kuperberg: Dr. Twitter (or how I learned to start worrying and love the Communication Revolution)

October 30, 2009
My high school girlfriend introduced me to many things: how to make a good quesadilla, Regina Spektor, everlasting love and being cheated on. But also, and perhaps most importantly to this column, she introduced me to the online social revolution. As I began courting her, I would religiously check her LiveJournal, eager to read the »

Back to the third grade

October 16, 2009
Dating at Yale is a lot like grabbing an apple in a dining hall: by the time I work up the confidence to go to the kitchen, the best apples are already taken by other people, the remaining ones seem fine on the surface but turn out to be mushy or weird, and, worst of »

Kuperberg: a gr8 duhb8 begins???

September 25, 2009
“Worried About the Devolution of Modern Language” Aftr hering all the hype I mde a twitter account last week. Have som interesting thots @ it. I think the 140 charcter limit is indicative of

Hope is a thing with feathers

September 11, 2009
INT. ETHAN’S DORM ROOM Ethan sits at his desk, staring at his laptop. Although he has been back in New Haven for two weeks, he still hasn’t unpacked. He begins to type. He can only type with two fingers from each hand because he never paid attention in the elementary school computer lab. ETHAN (VOICE »

A moveable east

August 28, 2009
If you ask me how to get to my house from the freeway, I will tell you to turn right at the Shell Station, turn right again after three stoplights and then turn left once you pass the house that looks like it’s leased by Boo Radley. Ornithologists say birds have a sort of sixth »