Backstage: Chaka Zulu

October 2, 2009 • 0
Meet Chaka Zulu, industry mogul, lover of Atlanta, manager of Ludacris managing a career of ups and downs Luda’s albums have met with varying degrees of commercial and critical success. Chaka Zulu has managed the rapper through it all. We caught up with him after his master’s tea last week in Branford. Q Have you »

The answer to a wish we never made

September 25, 2009 • 0
I ask myself: have I ever wished there were a healthy alternative to Durfee’s? Negatory — that’s never happened. A couple of things I would like might be, I don’t know, being able to swipe in the Law School. Or the abolishment of Family Dinner. But no. I rub the lamp of lame and Uncommon »

The kind of company you want to keep

September 25, 2009 • 2
Company of We, an e-store, was my favorite thing this summer, and it looks like it will be my favorite thing for a while. Thrillist calls it “Bergan Outdorfers,” We Are The Market prefers “Democratic Luxury” and men.style.com describes the shopping experience as “walking into Jeffrey and finding everything 80% off.” To me, Company of »

Park your plaid-on-plaid in Harvard Yard

September 11, 2009 • 1
The New York Times says it’s a “patchwork of tartan, seersucker and old-school plaids.” I think most of it is just ugly. The collection’s Web site reads: “The Harvard Yard man is confident.” He better be, if he’s going out looking like Karl Lagerfeld just puked the entirety of J. Press’ stock on him. Then »

Movement for beauty and justice

September 11, 2009 • 0
I was one of those upperclassmen who went to the Freshman Bazaar even though I wasn’t representing any organization. You know, to check it out. Pretty similar to what I had seen last year, the Bazaar seemed to offer the same opportunities. Perhaps there was a new dance group? A new magazine? It was all »

Double your pleasure, double your fun

September 4, 2009 • 1
When he was 4 years old, Mert Altinok ’13 was so confused. “No, sweetie, Emre is not trapped on the other side” is probably what his mother told him about his identical twin, Emre Altinok ’13, whenever she found Mert talking to his own reflection in a mirror and wondering why his usually playful brother »

We’re a happy family

August 28, 2009 • 0
End of the summer. New Haven, North Kingstown, Phoenix, Los Angeles. The weather in North Kingstown was the best, but the Phoenix-Los Angeles aventura won at life — and it was all due to the hosts. An entire family of hosts that, sadly or not, represent my affaire de coeur of the season. After approximately »

Come rain or come cuffs

April 17, 2009 • 0
After last weekend’s inclement weather, I realized I don’t own a single piece of clothing specifically made for the “April shower.” So I went online looking for something in this often neglected realm of fashion. Here are the options: A) The Sporty Jacket: Probably the easiest and most obvious choice: just make sure it’s hooded »

Elaine chooses you

April 17, 2009 • 0
Earlier this week I woke up very hungry from a nap. I dreamed about Homer Simpson and PETA, so it became one of those moments when you just want to eat something vegan. Like tofu fish, tofu chicken or tofu beef. Or wheat germ. Just nothing with a face, like fish, chicken or beef. Or »

yalemusicscene.org — a thing?

April 3, 2009 • 7
I keep hearing there’s no music scene at Yale — that there are not enough concerts, that Yale bands go unnoticed, that the few events that actually happen are always semi-empty. In short, that no one really cares about music here. Maybe on a similar astral plane, one day on the spring of 2008, Michael »

Top men, patented leather

April 3, 2009 • 0
Damian Finch is 12 years old. And another six years was apparently too long to wait. So, instead of going for “Project Runway,” he decided to become a fashion designer before his Bar Mitzvah. Based in New York, Finch initially made a name for himself in denim. Now he goes around swearing that he’s just »

The good, the bad and the hot mess

February 20, 2009 • 0
Unless you are made of gold and just over one foot tall, you should not go to the Academy Awards naked. That being said, swans do not clothing make. So, movie stars who are reading this, take the advice of our experts and Clooney it up. I’m sure you remember Heidi Klum’s red, silk taffeta »