An exhibition is an exhibition is an exhibition.

February 12, 2010 • 2
Perfumes — I smell them first and shape impressions by them. Hers immediately struck me as we shook hands. Then her green eyes, and the contrast with her tanned skin. I had to ask her to repeat her name. Louise Bernard, a subtle British accent. I was a rose is a rose is a rose. »

Lost in Translation: Shakira // “She Wolf”

February 6, 2010 • 7
Shakira’s “La Loba,” or “She Wolf” in English, is probably the worst remake made by any Hispanic musician since Enrique Iglesias’ “Dímelo” was transubstantiated into “Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song).” When I found out she had a new single, and that it was titled “La Loba,” I could tell what it was about »

The clubs of Crown Street: 116 Crown

January 29, 2010 • 0
116 Crown looks like a fat American: confused. It isn’t sure if its walls are made of straw mat, plastic marble or puke-shaded velvet. It’s almost like going to a shitty bar in New Jersey that thinks it’s in New York. Of course, this premise works in New Haven, where your only other option is »

City on the hill

January 22, 2010 • 7
Beyond the School of Management, beyond “The Whale,” way past the food carts, beyond Kroon Hall and the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, at the part of Science Hill where it stops being a hill and becomes a plateau, beyond even the Leitner Observatory, sits the Yale Divinity School. The Divinity School is composed of a single »

Notable Quotables: 12.18.09

December 18, 2009 • 0
As final exams wrap up, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors. “I have two epigraphs for this essay … The second is a report by the Wolf-Man of what he thought to himself shortly after he met Freud for the first time: ‘this man is a Jewish swindler, he wants to use »

Backstage: Omar Searcy

December 4, 2009 • 0
Nine-year-old ’00s expert Omar Searcy talked pop culture, love, sports and politics with Lauren Motzkin and Gabriel Barcia in between soccer and basketball practice Thursday night. He also plays baseball. Q How was soccer practice? A It was good. Q What’s your team called? A The Indians. Q What position do you play? A Midfield. »

The Yalies who stole the show

December 4, 2009 • 0
It only took two words. On Nov. 20, 2004, 1,800 Harvard students and alumni held placards spelling “We Suck” from their side of the Harvard Stadium during The Game. David Aulicino ’05 and Michael Kai ’05 turned an absurd proposal to ridicule Harvard into a widely-known deception, called “the greatest prank this side of the »

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 »

Where in the world was Ms. Socik?

November 13, 2009 • 1
Don’t ask. She won’t tell you what they’re about. “Tunisia and Libya: What Lies Beyond Scarcity” is the most recent Sudler Fund visual arts exhibition on photography, open to the public on November 5th in the Swing Space Activities Room. Entirely captured, printed and put on display by Ava Socik ’12, the 22 pictures taken »

Get laid, Get on Craigslist

October 16, 2009 • 44
One day, I was horny. I was in that place where I tend to be once or twice a week — a place in which I need to ejaculate. And I didn’t want to masturbate. That place is purple. There, you just need to get off but you want it to be grand. Despite the »

“Raggs” is fashion too!

October 16, 2009 • 2
I never shop in New Haven. Lies — I do. I have bought socks and underwear whenever I realize I’m literally running out. I have been to Urban and American Apparel for this and that. I am not a fan of J.Crew, but I could see it happening for most people. Still, the kind of »